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Modern Washington Square West home by Louis Sauer asks $765K

Big windows and multiple outdoor spaces

A living room with a fireplace to the left, hardwood floors, and a built-in display wall.
This modern home was designed by Louis Sauer in the 1970s.
Courtesy of Real Estate with Heart

There is no shortage of modernist homes hiding throughout Philly—you just have to know where to look for them. Take this home in Washington Square West, designed by midcentury modern architect Louis Sauer, who studied under Louis Kahn at Penn Design. Tucked away next to a series of traditional Philly rowhomes, it’s now on the market for $765,000.

The home was built in the 1970s and is not lacking in space. It clocks in at 2,645 square feet and features four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. As the listing states, Sauer made use of all of the square footage and then some, creating an open atmosphere despite the home’s floor plan.

A lot of that open-air feel comes from Sauer’s multitude of windows and wall cut-outs throughout the home. There’s a huge window in the kitchen, for example, that looks out to the home’s private patio. And in the living room, there are wall cut-outs that let it more light from the foyer.

Some of the bedrooms upstairs also have access to outdoor space. The office has a Juliet balcony, while the master bedroom opens up to an elevated roof deck.

Here’s a video tour and a floor plan to help get a feel for the space.