Here's a fun one for fans of architect Frank Weise, a master of the Mid-Century Modern style and Philly guy through and through. The modern home at 1201 Lombard St. just hit the market asking $529K and offering 3-bedrooms and 2.5-bathrooms. It was built in the 1960s as part of the Camac Village development, a large renewal effort for the Wash West area after it had become "a slum" in the 1960s. This home has been updated with modern amenities, including refinished hardwood floors, a new kitchen and a (currently) covered deck areas. It looks roomier than the 1,536 square-feet of space suggests. There's also a generous outdoors space and the third floor looks like it could be turned into one hell of an office.
The real showstopper is the exterior modernist design and it makes the property standout. With the Camac Village project, Weise was looking to create homes that offered "unity in variety" and fused the modern with the classic. Originally listed back in the day for $25-$27K, it's now within walking distance of Whole Foods, award-winning restaurants on 13th St. and beautiful Seger Park. It sure looks like the Camac Village renewal project really paid off in the long run.
· 1201 Lombard St. [Redfin]
· Plans Of & For Camac Village's Construction and Sale [Google Sites]