Mid Century Modern Real Estate For Sale: December 1st, 2017
If you know me, then you know that architecture and design are my passions. Collecting amazing mid-century modern furnishings became a business partly because we had 20+ chairs in our tiny guest room! Unfortunately, our budget doesn't also allow for the collection of homes...so while we can't own a dozen or so mid-century modern homes, we can do our part to make sure they end up in the hands of people who appreciate great design. After the Kawahara home in Battle Creek was destroyed last month, it seems more important than ever to protect and preserve these fast-disappearing mid-century modern gems.
To achieve that goal, we're going to start a new weekly blog post. This will be a weekly round up of mid-century modern homes for sale across the country. We have no financial ties to these homes-we just like them! Hopefully, putting them in front of this blog audience will play a small role in finding their next owners.
If you are selling a mid-century modern home, or you just know of a great house for sale, and would like to have it featured in this weekly round up, contact us with listing info or photos. Inclusion is 100% free.
Without further ado, here are this week's picks!
MCM Ranch in Midland, Michigan - 2,500 sqft. ($325,000)
This home, built in 1966, is a Jackson-Hallett design. The influence of both Frank Lloyd Wright and Alden Dow is clear in this home. You can see a nice variety of rooflines, and the property looks to be in excellent condition. The interior seems cohesive, and we can spot plenty of original features like recessed lighting and built-ins. Lots of glass really makes the most of this beautiful setting.
FLW/Brutalist Home in Salem, Wisconsin - 2,253 sqft. (399,000)
Set on almost 10 acres, this home boasts a strong Frank Lloyd Wright influence as well a brutalist entrance. The Wrightian style is clearly expressed in the emphasized horizontals and rhythmic structure. Banks of French doors and windows look right out onto the extensive acreage. This is a true fixer-upper, because the interior has been removed. You could take it either way: Go full FLW and clad the walls in horizontal wood boards, or try out an ultra-modern approach, leaving the concrete exposed. The choice is yours!
1952 Gem in Shreveport, Louisiana - 2,040 sqft. ($245,000)
This 1952 home was designed by William Wiener. The classic, clean and simple front facade gives nothing away, creating mystery. The walls continue inside and although the interior is a bit heavy with its use of white, sensitive use of some warm wood paneling (Lauan/Walnut) as accent walls would help the space pop. The rear of the house features a great stepped profile, and it allows each of the bedrooms to have a view of the ample backyard.
Classic Post and Beam in West Bloomfield, Michigan - 2,743 sqft. ($489,000)
This is a classic mid-century post and beam house built in 1964. There are window walls on both sides, giving it that fantastic see-through effect. The living areas are separated with a large brick fireplace. The real retro magic happens downstairs - and what a set of stairs they are! Even the fireplace continues down to the lower level. The downstairs boasts an original built-in bar, a second kitchen and a stylish den. Did I mention that there is also a pool, and that the house sits on two acres?
Mid-Century Home in Belleville, Illinois - 2,210 sqft. ($219,900)
This home has an interesting mix of mid-century rooflines, allowing for a variation in ceiling heights and thus a different experience in each space. Look for the lovely beams, the tongue and groove ceilings and the sleek kitchen. Plus, there's a full retro basement - check out that bar!
See more photos and full listing on Zillow HERE.