Mid-Century Modern Real Estate For Sale: March 8th, 2019
Warning: This post will want to make you move. Side effects of reading about mid-century modern project homes, floating stairs, sunken living rooms and incredible design can include the inability to work and hours of missing time spent on Zillow. You've been warned.
Big and Modern in Nixa, MO - 3,756 sqft. ($399,900)
Lots of space for living and room to play in this 1977 home overlooking 35 acres. The house has some nice original modern features such as an oversized stone fireplace, groovy shag covered floating stairs, a cone fireplace and some George Nelson light fixtures. The drop ceiling really dates the house however, so that should be dealt with. Filling this house with some clean-lined mid-century modern furniture would go a long way to making it a perfect MCM getaway.
The Perfect MCM Ranch in Saint Helens, OR - 2,232 sqft. ($550,000)
This 1955 home has it all - curb appeal, floor to ceiling windows, sunken living room, beautiful built ins and a walkout lower level. Apart from the kitchen cabinets and mesh railings, I wouldn't change a thing.
Ralph Twitchell Home Needs Rescuing in Sarasota, FL - 1,377sqft. ($699,000)
Great bones in this 1954 home designed by the father of the Sarasota Modern movement, but it needs a lot of help. It's been insensitively updated in the past and as a result is a hodge podge of colors, materials and fads. It really needs to be restored to re-establish a sense of continuity, starting with the beams, roof, kitchen and bathrooms. This could be a real showpiece of Sarasota architecture but is also under threat of redevelopment due to the lot and location. Let's get this one saved.
Modern Stunner in Los Angeles, CA - 1,645 sqft. ($1,300,000)
Classic California Modern 1958 post and beam home designed by Ronald L. Buck with everything you'd expect: Open plan, beautiful beams and tongue and groove ceiling, walls of windows and an amazing view. Love the anonymity of the streetside facade and how it opens up.
Perfect 1968 Project House in Hilton, NY - 3,036 sqft. ($109,900)
We love this one for its potential as a fantastic project house. It has some beautiful bones and features that could be retained and accented to create a unique modern space. Although it's not what I'd usually espouse, in this case I'd select a few walls to drywall/plaster in order to accent the wood ones and balance out the wood being everywhere. Some natural shape slate floors would add another natural texture and some MCM furniture would establish the modern vibe. While I dig the naturally faded cedar, I'd contrast it with a few painted sections to make those areas stand out. At this (very affordable) price point there's plenty of room for experimentation to find the look that brings out the best in the house.
BONUS: River Falls, WI - Berm/Cave Home Reduced in Price by 95k! 2,236 sqft ($190,000)
We featured this truly unique home several months ago and the price has been cut by a whopping 95k - someone needs to buy this amazing space and make it a home once more.
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