Sadly, it doesn’t come with the Ferrari, but the 1950s A. James Speyer and David Haid-designed ‘Ferris Bueller’ modernist house in Highland Park, Illinois, USA has been discounted yet again and is now available for almost half the original asking price. Read more
I don’t know what the town is like to live in, but the price of this 1950s E. Davis Wilcox-designed midcentury modern property in Mineola, Texas, USA does have me considering a move to this particular location.
Sat in an acre of land and dating back to 1950s, this place was designed by E. Davis Wilcox, who was apparently a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Almost certainly forward thinking in its day, this place still has the look of a contemporary living space over 60 years on. Some feat.
I’m guessing not a lot has changed over the decades. Granted, some of the internal finishes have been improved over the years, but you will be hard pushed to spot the old against the new. For example that kitchen fits the look and feel of the place despite almost certainly being a recent addition. Likewise, the spots in the ceilings must be new, but you probably didn’t notice them before we flagged it up. Old meets new without any real conflict.
The agent describes it as being in ‘pristine condition’ overall, pointing out plenty of surviving original features, including the floor to ceiling windows, original satinwood walls, built-in units, hardwood and till floors and exposed beck walls.
The space within covers around 2,471 sq. ft. and includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and what looks like plenty of open reception space, along with a very open kitchen space. Outside, there is a two car carport, a single car garage and a good amount of garden.
That price? It is down as $299,000, which works out at £184,800.
Not the biggest place on the market, but if you travel relatively light, you might be interested in this first floor studio apartment in Cullum Welch House in the 1950s grade II-listed Golden Lane Estate, London EC1. Read more