Mid-Century Modern Real Estate For Sale: March 15th, 2019
This week's mid-century modern roundup is a little longer than normal, because there were just too many great houses on the market - we couldn't stick to just five properties! This week there are some stunners with a price tag to match ($$$$) but also some pretty affordable and unique mid-century modern homes like the one in Valdosta, Georgia, with an incredible roofline. Check them out and let us know which is your favorite!
Folded-Plate and Fabulous in Valdosta, GA - 2,858 sqft. ($269,500)
Super cool 1963 home designed by Blake Ellis with a pool to boot! Love the double height space, the fireplace and light throughout. While the bathrooms and kitchen may have been unfortunately 'updated' these can easily be remedied into a more complementary look. Great house, great value. Sure to go fast.
Usonian Mid-Century Home in Wilmette, IL - 1,684 sqft. ($624,000)
We love this warm wooded 1958 house by Edward Hurmich because of its abundance of glass and wide open interior. It also has an impressive brick fireplace, a cozy kitchen and some tatefully updated bathrooms. While the bedrooms are a bit plain and white, the bands of prairie style windows keep things interesting.
Unique Home on Huge Lot in Clovis, CA - 4,220 sqft. ($729,000)
This 1969 home by architect Gene Zelmer may look like a stealth bomber but the dark imposing exterior is contrasted by a light and inviting interior. The star of the house is the main living space with a glass wall end and gable, and a great wood clad fireplace as the centerpiece. While the rest of the home suffers from some clunky furniture and fad following finishes, this house could be a show stopper. The way it is nestled into its stunning site with large boulders, mature trees and interesting topography is breathtaking.
MCM Oasis in Shoreline, WA - 2,390 sqft. ($1,499,000)
Well this one's just amazing! A 1962 design by Ralph Anderson this is classic PNW modernism on show. With it's beautifully expressed post and beam structure, wrap around decks and serene setting overlooking a ridiculously beautiful lake, this one nails it before you even step inside. Unsurprisingly, the light quality afforded by all that glass is excellent and the range of spaces is a joy to witness. The double height living room is augmented further still by it being sunken and the bedroom above benefits from a loft like feel. Loads of space here but the star it the setting and the house maximizes that connection.
1960s Contemporary Home in Aurora, CO - 3,271 sqft. ($389,500)
Striking form and some really nice details in this 1967 home. We love the split level feel and this home has some of the coolest fireplaces we've seen, including one with a semi circular conversation pit in the den on the lower level. There's a covered deck above the garage, bands of windows and a cute retro kitchen. While the house is being sold as is with typical deferred maintenance issues, we think this one had huge potential.
All-Original Home in Glendale, CA - 1,917 sqft. ($998,888)
Really nice CA modern home with interesting spaces, glass walls and well expressed post and beam structure. Great curb appeal and the interiors and warm and inviting. Beautiful setting with mountains in the background and lush landscaping through, and a solar power setup too! This home is on the market for the first time in 60 years, so it's a great opportunity to preserve an original MCM home.
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