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On the market: More swank midcentury modern homes (photos)
The most famous developer of midcentury moderns in Oregon is builder Robert Rummer. His homes were modeled after architect A. Quincy Jones' revolutionary residential plans for Joseph Eichler, a California home builder, who, like Rummer, wanted to make Case ...
Gallery: Swank midcentury modern homes for sale
By Janet Eastman
In October, we looked at swank midcentury houses on the market and were surprised to see the quality and quantityWe knew "Mad Men"-era styling was popular, but didn't expect it to sell at a premium.
A midcentury modern, 3,827-square-foot house, built in 1969 on 0.79 acres 11340 SW Aventine Circus in Portland, is listed at $1,349,000 and has a pending offer.
The midcentury modern house designed by Walter Gordon and built in 1960 on a 8,276-square-foot lot at 5330 SW Westwood Lane in Portland sold Nov22 for $1,085,700.
And there's a giant midcentury modern at 2855 SW Rutland Terrance in Portland listed at $1,795,000 with a pending offerIt was built in 1956 on 1.11 acres and has 8,261 square feet of living space.
What's the enduring allure of these swank abodes? First, they are livableThey were designed to be as open as possible to let parents watch kids or pets play, inside or outThe floor plans also allow spaces to adapt, from little ones running around to people with less mobility being able to safely move about on a single level.
The most famous developer of midcentury moderns in Oregon is builder Robert RummerHis homes were modeled after architect AQuincy Jones' revolutionary residential plans for Joseph Eichler, a California home builder, who, like Rummer, wanted to make Case Study-style modern houses affordable.
Underneath a flat or pitched roof are the fewest interior wallsSturdy post-and-beam construction made it possible to support vaulted ceilings under exposed beams and walls of windowsSometimes sheets of glass encase a distinctive central atrium.
Outside, houses were positioned to fit into the landscape, adding to the indoor-outdoor feel.
One of Rummer's houses, a 1,926 square footer at 13130 SW Glenn Court in Beaverton, is listed at $589,900 with a pending offer.
In this week's real estate gallery, we again look at homes on the market or recently sold that are authentic midcentury moderns, or new versions of the still popular style.
-- Janet Eastman
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