Exceptional Open Design, Mid-Century Modern home on large corner lot shaded by 28 mature live oak trees. My family’s home since 1960, purchased from the architect.
Designed and builtin 1957, by architect Harley Lee Tracy for his family. After selling us his house in 1960, Tracy went on to NASA and Rockwell International to design the Space Shuttle. (See attached newspaper clippings.)
Private and unique, featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 100+ feet of floor-to-ceiling windows, visible 2″x 4″ pine ceiling/roof structure, hanging kitchen cabinets, and extensive landscaping.
The roof structure & ceiling is comprised of 2″x 4″ boards on edge, covering the entire home and garage.
Enjoy views of the large backyard from the kitchen & living areas. Primary bedroom has window wall open to the private, fenced courtyard garden.
Two smaller bedrooms are divided by moveable wardrobes – original construction – that can be slid on the floor to any place in the rooms, to open the space to one larger room. It has been used as two bedrooms – I grew up in one, my sister in the other, with Masonite panels added where the quarter-round trim indicates. Combining the rooms would create a second primary bedroom suite, or large office/study.
The large 2 car garage has the same tall ceilings & roof lines as the home. Great street in Walnut Hill, with alley.
House reflects MCM design elements of great design and flexibility.
Our family has owned this house since 1960, and it’s 99% original. Changes limited to replacement of cork floors with Tennessee Red Oak, shingle roof replaced original Tar & Gravel, cooktop and several plumbing fixtures.
This neighborhood is undergoing extensive demolition making way for many 6000+ SF McMansions. Just this month, a freshly renovated same-size Mid-Century Modern home a block away was demolished, and sold in ten days for a price greater than our asking price. There is a true danger that a buyer will demolish our house, or add several thousand SF to it.
Updated on November 13, 2023 at 2:47 pm