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In KOP, original midcentury modern ‘Deck house’ wants $600K

It has giant, floor-to-ceiling panes of glass

Pennsylvania and Midcentury Modernism aren’t always associated, but we have some pretty killer examples of the popular style tucked away in the suburbs and woods outside Philly.

One of the best has to be this place at the end of a cul-de-sac in King of Prussia, which just dropped on the market for $600,000.

The house was constructed in 1972 by prolific midcentury modern builders, the Deck House Company, known for building midcentury homes up and down the east coast starting in the late 1950s.

The company was so prolific in fact, that “Deck house” became a term used to describe their style of architecture—and this KOP spot fits the bill.

It has large, oversized panes of glass that look out over the woods, and a high hardwood ceiling with exposed beams—all hallmarks of the company’s particular style.

Other elements speak to the classic Midcentury Modern style in general, like the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, the main floor’s position looking out over the woods, and its sloping ceilings.

The 3-bed, 2.5-bath home was just listed as under contract—after only a few days on the market—but it’s still worth a look to check out another one of the Philly suburbs’ stunning midcentury homes.