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Each month, 360Modern rounds up the most jaw-dropping mid-century and contemporary Modern homes on the global real estate market. Keep scrolling to find the house of your dreams.
6836 N 36th St, Phoenix, AZ
If any house has curve appeal, it’s this one. The last dwelling designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright before he passed in 1959, the Circular Sun House is known for its 14 futuristically rounded sectors. Tucked in the desert hills of Phoenix’s northern suburbs, the out-of-this-world residence naturally blends into the terrain’s rambling ridgelines. Completed in 1967 by Wright’s apprentice John Rattenbury, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom abode carries the circular motif inside and out: from the curvy outdoor pool to the rounded living room with matching mahogany built-ins and the kitchen, boasting curvy cabinets, a full moon-shaped kitchen island, and crescent-shaped windows. Aside from minor renovations done by Rattenbury in 1994 (he consolidated two of the five closet-sized bedrooms into one), the home is like a mid-century Modern time capsule. Now, it’s on the market for nearly $8 million—skyrocketing $6 million since its previous sale in 2016. Check out more of this futuristic home here.
478 Oenoke Ridge New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
They say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But the owners of this New Canaan, Connecticut mid-century home kindly ignored that statement and transformed their already stunning Modern abode into an enviable contemporary dwelling. Originally designed in 1957 by mid-century architect John Black Lee (dubbed the honorary sixth member of the Harvard Five) the 3,600-square-foot abode sprawls across a grassy lawn with its white steel, wood, and glass structure, covered by a shallow gabled roof. In 2017, its new owners called on Joel Sanders to give the house a 21st-century facelift. While the home was in immaculate condition before the renovation, Sanders added a more than 2,000-square-feet to the east wing and redesigned the master suite with sliding window walls and 12-foot-high ceilings. The design team also gave the living spaces an open-concept floor plan and added a gym and a new garage. Want to see how it turned out? Click here.
One in 40,000
2311 North Avendia Caballeros, Palm Springs, California 92262
Throughout his 50-year career, mid-century architect William Krisel designed more than 40,000 homes, and this month, one of them went on the market. Constructed 1959 as part of his Palm Springs Racquet Club subdivision—where he designed dozens of one-story residences with nearly identical floor plans—this home features a unique yellow breeze block wall and a sloped roof. While the home remains quintessentially mid-century by design (post-and-beam ceilings and a full-height brick fireplace), the home has been contemporized with a new kitchen, bar, and full-height windows. In true Palm Springs fashion, the backyard has a luxurious pool and an outdoor dining patio with unobstructed mountain views. This little slice of mid-century Modern history is now in escrow (we’re just as bummed as you are), but you can still check out the listing here.
Top of the World
150 Glenbrook Avenue, San Francisco 94114
If you’re the lucky (and wealthy) person to purchase 150 Glenbrook, the best views of San Francisco will be from your own backyard—literally. Sitting atop Mount Sutro, this muli-million-dollar home is the highest private residence in the city above sea level, capturing panoramic views of the bay below. Designed in 2018 by John Maniscalco Architecture, the mansion is filled with window walls and walkout decks jutting out from the living room, master bedroom, and kitchen. What’s more, a luxurious rooftop deck features a full dining area and an outdoor bar for unparalleled scenery. And for a mere $22 million, you’re definitely getting the bang for your buck. Check out the listing here.
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