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Mid-Century Modern Real Estate For Sale: February 22nd, 2019

Technically, only four of the five homes we featured this week are for sale. The final one on the list is up for a 50-year lease, provided that you can spend some serious cash to restore it. There's also an untouched Florida Modern home, an all-original home in Louisiana, an architect-designed solar home in Pennsylvania and an enormous "cabin" in California. Some great properties at a variety of price points - which is your favorite?

Untouched Florida Modern Home in Venice, FL - 2,987 sqft. ($2,400,000)

This Ralph Twitchell/Jack West home is a time capsule of mid-century Florida Modern design. Check out the walls of stacked Ocala block, split post and beam framing, large glassed areas and a serene Gulf Coast setting. It even features a fireplace 'originally designed by Paul Rudolph for the Revere Quality House' in Sarasota. I hope this one goes to a lover of historical homes who will polish it and not change a thing. As it sits on 1.85 acres it is threatened by redevelopment.

Check out more photos and the full listing here.

All-Original Ranch in Baton Rouge, LA - 2,396 sqft ($199,000)

At the other end of the price scale is this wonderful time capsule home in Baton Rouge. Featuring all original finishes , cabinetry and light fixtures, it's a wonderful testament to time-enduring quality. Love the windows in the front room and in the great room. The kitchen is cook-in ready with its avocado green cabinetry and brick wall. The bathroom looks immaculate with its original tile, cabinets and countertop. Loads to love and an affordable price tag.

Check out more photos and the full listing here.

Solar Modern in Pittsburgh, PA - 2,568 sqft. ($469,000)

Walls of windows and slate floors help keep this striking home warm in the colder months along with a fantastic brick fireplace. Designed by architect Edgar A. Kwalwasser in 1969, this is a handsome house with a dramatic floor plan. Check out the great wood screen and bult-ins. Not a fan of the newer bathroom finishes but how much time do you spend in there anyway?

Check out more photos and the full listing here.

Kendrick Bangs Kellogg Cabin in Idyllwild, CA - 4,024 sqft. ($999,000)

Ok, fine, at 4,000 square feet it's not exactly a cabin. However, the interior captures that warm log cabin feel with the deft touchof a modernist master architect. Redwood walls are everywhere and the hefty post and beam structure is lightened by subtle details and KBK's abundant light. Some very interesting floating concrete fireplaces and of course that amazing view. An amazing mountain retreat...if you can afford it.

Check out more photos and the full listing here.

1933 House of Tomorrow Restoration Opportunity

George Frederick Keck's one-of-a-kind, glass walled decagon house designed and built for the Chicago World's Fair is available on a unique 50 year lease. The catch? It's in need of complete restoration, estimated to cost approximately 3 million dollars. If it finds a tenant/restorer, it will be the fifth such home to be rehabilitated in this unique arrangement.

To find out more and submit your proposal for the project, click here.

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