In what may come as a surprise to some (unless you read Curbed Philly’s modernism guide this spring) the Philly area actually has a wealth of modern architecture, from ranch homes in the ‘burbs to brutalist structures downtown.
And there are some must-know architects who helped bring the popular style our way. One of these is Malcolm Wells.
One of pieces, which just came on the market for $379,900, is a near perfect example of Wells’ work. The two-bed, two-bath home at 1236 South Kay Drive has an asymmetric fireplace, and a mix of wood, stone, and carpet flooring. Wall-to-wall windows connect the home’s interior with the surrounding landscape, and mix of hardwood paneling and stone furthers the nature-focused feeling throughout the home.
The place is 1,800 square feet large and needs a little fix-up work, as much of it has remained unchanged since its construction in the early 1950s. There’s a two-car garage on site.
Realtor Robert Fargo of BHHS Fox Roach, who’s showing the home, says he fell in love with the place. He hopes that it will go to a preservation-minded buyer, who’s eager to keep Wells’ legacy alive.