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Whimsical University home by Hans Egli asks $500K

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It certainly stands out from the rest

This Hans Egli-designed home in University City is for sale.
Courtesy of Charles Davies, Redfin

There’s no denying it: The corner home that sits at 522 Woodland Terrace in University City is not like the others. Now, it’s on the market for just under $500,000.

The 1,863-square-foot, whimsical home was first built in the 1930s, then rebuilt and designed by architect Hans Egli some time in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Egli is behind some of the more geometric, quirky homes found throughout the city. This one, built into a small hill with geometric shapes jutting out this way and that, has plenty of personality.

Listing agent Charles Davies says, “It is a truly amazing home and unique for University City.”

First things first: That roof dotted with skylights. Underneath them hides a two-story indoor terrace, adorned with a mosaic tile by none other than Isaiah Zagar (of the Magic Gardens).

Elsewhere, it’s a bit more tame. The main living area includes a new kitchen and a large, sunny living area complete with a wall of built-ins. The four bedrooms are good-sized, too, though some of them have interesting layouts with angled walls and slanted ceilings.

The home, which also has a one-car garage, is on the market for $499,900. If you want to see the home in person, there’s an open house on Saturday, February 3 from 12 to 2 p.m.

522 Woodland Terrace [Charles Davies, Redfin]