LET CRAIG WAKEFIELD HELP YOU SELL OR PURCHASE
 
 A MODERN HOME

Thank you to all of you watching this site and choosing to work with me this year. I very much appreciate the continuing referrals so many of you send my way.  

I am thankful to receive your vote of confidence in the Philadelphia Magazine survey of  home buyers and industry experts placing me among the very highest scoring agents in customer satisfaction in the Philadelphia region multiple times over the past years.

Marketing and selling modern architecturally significant homes is a highly specialized area of real estate.  My main objective is to help those who see the value in architecture.  This website gets thousands of hits a month from people seeking unique modern and mid-century  modern homes.  I work primarily in the five counties based around Philadelphia, but I have set up a network of other modern specialists throughout the country.  Please also feel free to contact Craig if your are outside the Philadelphia region so that I can connect you with the modern specialist in your area.

Currently there is a number of significant mid-century and modern properties on the market, including some by well known architects who designed homes in the area. Two of Louis Kahn's award winning homes are available. There is a fantastic Montgomery and Bishop home close to center city on 3 acres.  An incredible renovated steel frame home by Frank Weise among many others listed below.   I have researched the modern and mid-century homes available in center city Philadelphia and the surrounding counties and would be glad to work with you to help you purchase a great modern home.


JANUARY 2017 Curbed Philly article on 10 great international style influenced homes by 10 architects working in our region. Each of these homes was designed after WWII up though the mid 1950's.  These homes and the architects who designed them are all featured in the history section of this website.

Please call Craig Wakefield at 267-973-9567
for listing details on my current listings




New Listing 4/19/2017  This outstanding mid-century modern house designed by Richard Neutra , an international icon of modern architecture, is for sale after its nationally published restoration. Set on over 2 acres, it is tucked away between Philadelphia University, Historical Society Land and abutting Fairmount Park. The location is amazing, just minutes from center city, yet secluded down a long drive off School House Lane.  Commissioned by the Hassrick family in 1958, the property features a restored kitchen with George Nakashima woodwork, and a living room with a signature Richard Neutra wall of glass connecting the home to its incredible landscaping and private garden views. The current owners have created multiple outdoor living spaces. There is a flagstone patio, a terraced courtyard and a custom, in ground pool, all privately enclosed by mature trees. The peaceful property is full of delightful surprises: distant views, rare plantings, placed stones even a monolith. The home has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, office/family room, a 900 sq. ft. vaulted solarium/artist studio, and a large media room. The step down master gives a feels of complete integration with nature with its corner glass windows. This significant modern masterpiece truly has it all, design, setting, location and a meticulous restoration.  More photos and details to follow soon. Please contact Craig for details. More photos to follow soon. Listing Price 2,195,000.




 



 





March 2017 PENDING
Under contract within 24 hrs of official lisitng!
Spectacular 2 story European modern farmhouse style home in Chadds Ford School District.
Asking price 1,025,000. The quality & attention to detail is rare. The floor plan is open & airy with large windows in every room with major entertainment/family spaces are designed opening to the kitchen.  The home was designed by the firm White Clay, has approx 4600 sq.ft. of living space, a premium 1.35 level lot and a 3 car garage.  The open floor plan gourmet chef's kitchen features two 30" ovens, 5 burner stove top, 2 dishwashers, dual sinks, commercial grade stainless steel appliances.  Oak floors throughout, bathrooms with porcelain and marble tile, 9 Ft ceilings throughout most of home, Anderson windows, Hardy Plank siding and radiant heat floors throughout. Main level offers a great room with fireplace, dining area, full size laundry, 3 BR & 1.1 baths and an additional large living space with polished concrete floors. A grand master bedroom suite with master bath is in one of the two 2nd floor wings, the other has another large family space with bedroom and full bath. Call Craig for price and details on this amazing home.










Sold Feb 2017 This incredible home designed by Paul l'Esperance went under contract with in just a few days.








Displayed below are some selected homes for sale in the region that are currently listed with other realtors.  I would be happy to represent you as your Buyer's Agent in the purchase of one of these properties or any other that meets your needs.  Please call Craig for more information 267-973-9567 or email me at craigwakefield@mac.com.



The Pitcairn Residence by Richard Neutra is on the market. It is on a secluded 10 acre lot surrounded by preserved lands. Call Craig for details.













International Style home currently for sale in region. Please call for details.





Listed currently in Princeton, NJ

The iconic Marcel Brueur Lauck House, 1950

Situated in a secluded and beautiful four acre property five minutes from the town of Princeton, the house underwent restoration work in 2009 and includes an elegant gallery space addition. One of America's most famous mid-century designs, this house incorporates many of Breuer's innovations  including the renowned "butterfly roof," the centrally located kitchen, projecting parapets, vertical wood interior and exterior siding. A visual connection yet physical separation of the parent's master bedroom on the balcony from the children?s area at the opposite side, the original Breuer stairs and rope rail, are still intact. The house contains nine rooms: four bedrooms, four bathrooms, studio, playroom, living room, family room, kitchen and two car garage. 






Built in 1953 by Philadelphia native architect Harry Sternfeld, this dramatic home is set back on over an acre of land with private, park-like views. Located in Lower Merion with easy access into the city.















RECENT LISTINGS I HAVE SOLD


 
This classic mid century house, designed by Eastwood and Stetser, is perfectly situated to provide privacy, a beautiful woodland view, and to be walkable into the heart of  Chestnut Hill.  Located in a premier Wyndmoor neighborhood, it is the only home on the street. The Jules C Lavin Residence, designed in 1954, features an incredibly dramatic 40 foot living room with a wall of glass up to the height of the 11 foot ceiling.  The oversized glass doors open out to a gracious covered patio with an outdoor fireplace and enough space for multiple seating groups.  This one floor home gives a sense of serenity and airiness, and its connection to the surroundings is continuous in every room. You will be surprised by the deep, large closets in each of the three bedrooms, main hall, and den. The wide doorways and skylights add to a sense of openness. This is the first time the home has been placed on the market in 50 years.  It has been lovingly maintained and reflects its incredible integrity with many original details. The location is perfect-- walkable to Septa buses and Chestnut Hill rail lines, with easy driving access into Center City Philadelphia, shopping, multiple expressways, and New York City. Don?t miss this home. It truly is one of a kind with dramatic architecture,  and an incredible location.