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Mid-Century Modern Real Estate for Sale: April 6th 2018

This week we have another selection of great architecture for sale including one of architect Minoru Yamasaki's most recognizable commercial buildings, a huge mid-century home for a very reasonable price in Ohio and a very original California modern built by its owner.

Minoru Yamasaki's Reynolds Metals Building, Southfield, MI - 34,144 sqft. ($900,000)

The Detroit modernist architect's creation showcased the Reynolds Metals Company's aluminum product by dramatically cladding the entire outside in a decorative sunscreen consisting of interlocking circles. Built for $2 million in 1963, this space has enormous potential to be something of beauty once more. We hope a sensitive buyer will restore the open perimeter and the reflecting pool moat. Due to its location this building is obviously at risk from being demolished and the lot redeveloped. Images below are from the Nov 1959 issue of Architectural Forum. Read the full article (p140-145). from that issue here.)

Check out the full Zillow listing and updated photos here.

Post and Beam Home in Altadena, CA - 1,500 sqft. ($879,000)

This 1961 Harold B. Zook house truly captures the wonderful beams, tongue and groove ceilings and indoor/outdoor feel that California modernism is known for. Look past the ill-fitting furniture and occasional poor renovation details and you'll see a fantastic home waiting to be restored to its original excellence.

Check out the full Zillow listing and more photos here.

Large Mid-Century Modern Home in Youngstown, OH - 5,480 sqft. ($315,000)

You'll get a lot of space for your money in this huge home designed by Kenneth S. Heidrich and built in 1958. Multiple wings of window walled rooms, level changes and original features such as built-ins and parquet floors make this one to check out.

Check out the full Zillow listing and more photos here.

Light-Filled Retreat in Cashiers, NC - 3 bed/4 bath ($895,000)

Soaring roof lines and a very open plan make this mountainside getaway a visual treat. Designed by Jim Fox in 1995, this is not mid-century - but it is modern and a wonderful house! This home benefits from southern exposure, which provides light and solar gain. Beautiful beamwork and a massive fireplace are some of our favorite features. While the interior may be slightly monochromatic, new kitchen cabinet fronts and appropriate furniture would add a much needed splash of color to this otherwise great home in a picturesque setting.

Check out the full Zillow listing and more photos here.

Ranch Home Filled With Character in Bakersfield, CA - 2,876 sqft. ($435,000)

Numerous original design details in this unique home including a sunken living room, window walls and a wonderful indoor outdoor feel. The original kitchen looks to be in great shape and the fireplace truly makes the room. Designed and built by owner/contractor Earl Ellliot in 1961, this unique home sits on a corner lot in the Bakersfield Country Club neighborhood.

Check out the full Zillow listing and more photos here.

Want more mid-century modern properties to drool over? Catch up on some of our recent real estate posts for more great homes:

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