Now this is something special. But you will haver to dig deep to secure this 1930s Josef Frank-designed Haus Beer modernist property in Vienna, Austria. Thanks to Max for the tip off.
It’s an icon of both modernist design and Austrian architecture, designed inn the late 1920s and finished in 1930s to a design from Oskar Wlach and Josef Frank, the latter being a founding member of International Congresses of Modern Architecture alongside (amongst others) Le Corbusier.
The architect was forced to flee Austria in the 1930s, but his most famous creation remained, staying intact for decades after. That’s an achievement in itself.
But judging by the agents’ reports, it now needs updating and as a listed monument in Austria, it will need work in conjunction with the Austrian Federal Monuments Office.
Frustratingly, we can’t see inside via the two agents. However, I have found a site which does show some inside shots. From these we can see originality and some stunning features, including a curved staircase that dominates the house. Do check them out.
The living space covers around 650 sq. metres and includes give bedrooms and there bathrooms, as well as some double height living room space and full-height windows. Outside is what is described as a ‘secluded’ garden with trees and a swimming pool, as well as a garage with room for up to three cars.
Despite being a renovation project, this house still comes at a price. €5,300,000 to be exact.