Finding a classic example of a midcentury modern place in Philly or the surrounding suburbs is always a treat, but this Wyomissing place offers a particularly special touch.
With a boxy facade of beige stone and oversized windows, the exterior of the 1957-built home looks almost akin to Louis Kahn’s famous Esherick House, built just four years later in Chestnut Hill.
But this two-bed, 3.5-bath space was actually designed by the Muhlenberg Brothers firm, which is responsible for numerous houses and buildings in and around Reading, Pa in the early to mid-1900s.
Inside, the house exhibits some of the iconic features found in other midcentury modern homes, like a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, wall-to-wall windows of glass, and wood paneling with plenty of near-hidden cupboard space.
A lot of the original details of the home have been preserved, like sliding wood panel doors and the custom cabinetry and hardware. Plus, the home has a two-car garage, a koi pond, and a private courtyard set back from the view of passers-by.