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For $525K, a Bauhaus-style home with a ’50s diner in Havertown

Step back in time

This Bauhaus-style house is like stepping back in time.
Courtesy of Matthew Mooney, Redfin Corporation

Some homes were just born to stand out, including this Bauhaus-style home in Havertown that’s on the market for $524,900.

The home dates back to 1945 and has been owned by the same Art Deco-loving family since 2003. As the sellers detailed in an article about their iconic home in the June 2013 issue of Trans-Lux, they fell in love with the five-bedroom, four-bath home at 1419 E. Darby Road and filled it with their collection of Art Deco furnishings that they had amassed over the years.

While they were never able to find out the architect’s name, they theorize that whoever designed it sold the plans to a plan-book publisher and that the house was built from mail-order plans, a common occurrence from the 1920s and 1950s.

Today, the home clocks in at 3,236 square feet and features details like a jade marble fireplace in the living room—it’s a replica of the fireplace in the Cordoza Hotel in Miami.

But perhaps most impressive setup is in the basement, where the sellers have outfitted with a 1950s diner that can seat up to 20 people, complete with a soda fountain, a bar with chrome barstools, a jukebox, and booth.

Need some extra cash flow? The second floor has a separate entrance and has all the licensing to be used as an apartment.

Step back in time below.