Irwin Stein designed this 1958 home, as well as dozens of others in Philadelphia, after studying with Brutalist master architect Paul Rudolph at Penn. In this area, Stein's best known's property is probably the Wachs House, which features a distinctive lozenge pattern for the roof that he favored for several homes (as did Rudolph). Stein isn't as well known as Rudolph, Louis Kahn or other Philadelphia-connected mid-century architects, but he was prolific.
This house needs a lot of cosmetic rehab. There are tragic carpets, an appalling bathroom, and an acoustic ceiling/linoleum floor combo that makes one floor of the home look like a Rotary Club basement. But imagine what you could do!
Size: 3 beds, 3 baths, 1,704 square feet
Outdoor space: 1.25 acres, broken up into lots; three enclosed decks
Floating bonuses: Fireplace, pool
· Listing: 3555-65 W School House Ln [Elfant Wissahickon]