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Modernist Gunter Buchholz's Chestnut Hill Abode Asks $680K

Photos via Long and Foster-Philadelphia

Right down the lane from Louis Kahn's lauded Esherick House, this modern beauty just hit the market for $680,000, and may need a little TLC (all the moderns do, dahling), but has a lot to give in return. Designed by architect Gunter Buchholz as his personal residence, this three-bedroom, three-bath residence was constructed in 1967. The 3,000 square-foot home is both a nod to contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright's work, and representative of Buchholz's unique aesthetic, an architect who was born in Germany in 1929, and designed the first modern residence in Heidelberg before emigrating to the United States. The lower level consists of the entrance foyer, the second and third bedrooms, and two full baths, and the upper level boasts a living area whose floor to ceiling windows and open living area are reminiscent of the living area in Frank Lloyd Wright's Kentuck Knob, whose sun-soaked living space also opens onto a wraparound deck. There's a library with floor to ceiling shelving, built-in closets, and a master bedroom on that same floor. And do we spot the classy addition of a towel-warmer in that master bath? How very modern, indeed.

· Louis Kahn's Esherick house sells for less than 1 million [Curbed]
· 201 Sunrise Lane [Redfin]