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.

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





New Classic Modern Listing November 10th, 2014

Lower Merion Schools, 15 minutes to center city, almost 3 acres of privacy, Living room and 2 additional large family rooms 925,000!


Classic 1958 modern home designed by architect Arthur L Miller with an open floor plan and set on almost 3 acres.  The walls of windows in the living room, family room and office enhance the strong indoor-outdoor connection to the private outdoor rooms and additional acreage.  Dramatic interior and exterior stonework, originally quarried from the site, give the home a very warm and solid feel. The home has been fully restored and enlarged by the current owners, including a redesign to open up the floor plan with a new central kitchen, all new windows, new roof and systems. Attention to detail given during restoration is evident throughout the home including travertine floors, Marvin windows and top of the line appliances. Hand built cabinets by original architect have been restored and incorporated into the living and dining room.  Stone and wood surround the 2 working fireplaces. Beautiful outdoor spaces have been created by the current owners as private retreats, including a fire pit area with radiant heat, tiered decks, and an outdoor cedar soaking tub. The location can not be more perfect, with a 20 minute drive into center city Philadelphia, bordering additional protected woodlands, close to shopping, restaurants, and in highly rated Lower Merion School District.










 







Call Craig for more details about this fantastic home 267-973-9567



This open floor plan home was designed by Galen Schlosser in 1976 an is srrounded by beautiful gardens. Please call for details. Listed at 650,000









PAUL J. MOSER RESIDENCE
This classic modern home designed and built by Paul J. Moser, with design assistance from Louis Kahn, is for sale in a top Montgomery County school district.  Paul Moser was a student of Nakashima and did much of the woodwork in the region's homes designed by Louis Kahn, including the Weiss, Genel, Esherick and Fisher houses. The original custom woodwork remains in the Moser Resididence as seen in the photos below. Please call for more details.  FOR SALE








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. 



PhillyMag.com information for the March 2014 listing of the Pitcairn home designed by Richard Neutra. Sited on 10 acres in Bucks county, the asking price is 6 million.

Pitcairn Neutra listing information from Phillymag.com











Sold Oct 2014
Impressive designer owned contemporary home in the perfect Chestnut Hill location! This tastefully renovated home is a rare find with spacious one level living offering 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Within walking distance to Chestnut Hill schools, Philadelphia Cricket Club, shops, restaurants, St Martins train station and Fairmount Park. What makes this home special is that it integrates design with functionality, tailored just the right way to become your move in ready home.






This breathtaking home designed by Michael Ryan is Rented. The 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home has wonderful minimal details and light filled spaces.  It is less than 10 minutes into center city on a beautiful quite block. RENTED JUNE 2014

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THE LOUIS KAHN OSER RESIDENCE    Sold June 2014
 
This very significant home was desiged between 1940-1942 by Louis Kahnfor the Oser family. Built to maximize space and light the home has a very open floor plan. The home was built with local stone and Caifornia Red Cedar and has large windows with southwest exposure. Kahn designed many architectural features including the sideboard in the dining room also the desk and bookcases in the living room. There is a fireplace surrounded with Mercer tile, new eat in kitchen, original slate window sills. This is a very rare opportunity to purchase a home of this architectural importance. it has privacy on the .38 acre lot with a stream passing in front. The 2452 sq ft home also has and in ground pool, central air, and a 2 car garage. A significant amount of information written about this home can be found on the internet. Please call Craig267-973-9567 for more information or to see this important modern home.       



 Sold May 2014
Rare opportunity to purchase an architecturally significant mid-century modern home in the Philadelphia area in restored condition. This home designed by Frank Weise in 1951 is an early steel frame home. The steel support gives the home the appearance of a floating second floor resting gently upon the glass corners of the lower floor. Frank Weise, a student of Walter Gropius at Harvard, designed the most unique, cutting edge, mid-century modern homes in the Philadelphia area. This home was built for Frank's brother Bernard, and is considered his finest. The home has an open floor plan with a surround of glass walls and delicate support structure further enlarging the feel of the spacious rooms. The structure and all systems of the home have recently been carefully restored to their former glory, preserving all original details! The 1960's kitchen by the NYC firm St. Charles Kitchens is a highlight (this firm was used by leading modern architects such as Philip Johnson in the Glass House). Ideal serene LOCATION, close to major roads and train for easy commute to Phila or NYC.









SOLD FEB 2014 The Esherick Residence by Louis Kahn 1960.  I am very pleased to have helped to find a fantastic steward for this important home.


 Dec 2013 SOLD  This home designed by Kjell Ingebrigtsen in 1959 is in a top school district, 20 minutes from center city. It is on 3 acres and still has all original details in place.   
     
  

Off market for winter, Please call Craig for details.
  






This 1958 home by Paul Rudolph is Sold 2014



 







Below are sample designs by architect Joel Turkel currently being built in the region
Please call Craig for more details, and options available





 



Great design in Northern Liberties
 

Please contact Craig for modern listings in Center City Philadelphia.




I have included some exceptional recent modern sales. 
Everything below this point has been SOLD or is PENDING.





New to the market September 2013  SOLD November 2013




Sold September 2013  This is a classic mid-century home from 1954, with extensive windows in every. Original wood screens exist along entry hall.  The central fire pit in the living room is also original to the 1954 home.

          



1956 Coveney by Richard Neutra Sold August 2013











Sold August 2013
The 1956 Dudley Spencer House by Frank Lloyd Wright "Laurel" on over 6 acres




 


Moderne dating form 1931 is sold 8/2013




Amazing new modern renovation designed by Adam Montalbano of MOTO Design, within 3 historic home fronts.  This home is the best of all worlds, fabulous modern green construction with open floor plan, historic Philadelphia facade, walkable center city location, modern finishes to a level rarely seen, rooftop terrace, and a huge attached 2 car garage!  The light-filled wide open floor plan is incredible. Additional filtered light is brought in though large skylights. The kitchen and 2.5 baths are state of the art and have striking minimalist aesthetics. The home has 2 full bedroom suites, a library, and an additional office. It is perfectly located on the corner of Latimer and Hutchinson in Washington west's charming, quiet, cobble stoned neighborhood and is an easy walk to all that center city has to offer.  The garage is one of the largest to be found in center city with room for 2 cars and extra storage/work space. The interior of the home is all new construction with all new systems and new roofing. The home even has radiant heat flooring in the master bath.
Green features,  PEX plumbing, closed cell spray insulation, 2 zone HVAC, new windows. Ask about the very low utility bills. SOLD
  







    sold 6/2013














Sold 5/2013
The 1958 D'Onofrio Residence

 www.Mid-CenturyModernPhiladelphia.com 

As described by Arthur Tofani in his presentation to the D'Onofrio's in 1958 " powerful, curving walls of local stone, deeply rooted to the earth, carrying a wing like roof whose form, the result of long study of developed forces, permits support at almost any point. Under this crisply graceful shelter, spaces could be disposed freely. Gone is the constricting formality of the recent past. Space becomes more an exciting entity that is allowed to exist purely for the pleasure of experiencing it."  

The incredible curving roof of this home is a true one of a kind.  It draws your eye out in every direction and it truly feels as if is just floating above. The design and fine craftsmanship have resulted in a very low maintenance roof for the current owners to a level rarely seen in homes of this period. Light was a careful consideration in design with morning southeastern light for the bedrooms.  All major rooms of the home have full southern exposure. The setting southwestern sun can be seen from the living and dining room area.

more photos
 
 
  









Sold 2013
Bucks County designed by Thaddeus Longstreth 

  





Sold
 
The Sheppard Residence by Frank Weise
http://www.philadelphiamid-century.com/
Meadowbrook PA
2+ acres
2374 sq ft
The Sheppard Residence designed by Frank Weise in 1950 is one of the finest examples if mid-century modern architecture.  When in this home there is a feeling of floating in the trees, overlooking the 2+ acre property.  It is a similar feeling with the renowned Farnsworth house outside of Chicago by Miese van der Rohe, and the Glass house by Philip Johnson in New Cannan.  The Sheppard Residence was completed in 1950 one year after the Glass house and one year prior to the Farnesworth.  This home by Weise is significant in the progession of great mid-century modern architecture of the US.
The unique design makes incredibly efficient use of the interior space, giving it the feel of a large modern home of the period.  The upstairs has the expansive living room/ dining room, entry area, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a bonus space. Downstairs there is a family room, bath, office and additional work/storage space. 
The steel frame home has many wonderful architectural details such as the floating ceilings, corner glass, entry area detail, and beautiful stonework.  Each of the 4 bedrooms and the main hall have incredible original built in cabinets. The home is well situated on the 2+ acres given much privacy and a wonderful view down to the stream.The home is on the market for the first time and has all original details preserved, even the original colors on the kitchen cabinets and exterior.


 

          

This home sold in the summer of 2012 on over 2 acres in a wonderful setting close to Philadelphia for 560,000.
        



 
sold May 2012
Amazing opportunity to own a stunning classic, 10 min to center city!m The Carner House by Frank Weise.  Please call Craig for more Details


 www.carnerhouse.com
A perfect blend: Stark modern exterior and light-filled warm interior. Rare opportunity to live in a significant early mid-century modern property close to center city and Fairmount Park. The Carner House was designed by Frank Weise in 1951. His training under Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer is evident. Weise continued to design the most unique and cutting edge modern homes in the region. The incredible living room, featuring soaring ceilings and glass walls on 2 sides, includes beautiful original woodwork and a large fireplace. The home was featured on a recent tour of significant mid-century properties of the region. The signed Isamu Noguchi light fixtures are included. GREAT LOCATION! this home is under 10 minutes to center city and close to transportation. The 3 bedroom home has been meticulously maintained. The extensive gardens were developed over the 45 years the Carners lived in the home, with additions by the current owner. The home has been updated with central air, new roof, and is in excellent condition.


Sold
 


     
This home designed by George Nakashima with incredible built ins throughout SOLD




Below are more home sales that I has been involved with recently, Let me help you find a home like one of these!

This home combined an interior redesign by architect  Wesley Wei
   
with a very traditional stone exterior
 



This one sold quickly in just a few weeks for 475,000
 
 
 
 




Sold Levy House 1960 by Frank Boyer, 10 min drive to center city, under 500,000






Sold in Lower Merion by George Smith

  







Irwin Stein 1960 in Delaware County  Sold  450,000


 




I am also glad to work with you to find a more traditional home that can be transformed to a dramatic light filled space, that combines classic architectural details with modern interiors and furnishings.  Recent buyers working with me purchased this home in the Chestnut Hill Section of Philadelphia and plan a modern renovation.




 
sold   
Robert McElroy's homes are known for their open plans and treetop views.



www.lowermerionmodern.com/  SOLD
Irwin Stein's Eisenman Residence has a strong Japanese influence.








       
 Contact Craig Wakefield to Represent You to List, Market and Sell Your Home 
Craig will market your home through traditional resources as well as through focused marketing geared toward buyers looking for mid-century and modern homes.  My listings have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Modernism Magazine, Atomic Ranch Magazine and in articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I will photograph your home and feature it in the Philadelphia Inquirer and on this website and will further market your home  through additional advertising directed toward buyers interested in modern homes.  My site is linked to hundreds of sites searched by lovers of modern architecture.                          
         
                                          Craig Wakefield         
                                          763 Lancaster Ave, 19010
                                          Office 610-527-0900
                                          Cell 267-973-9567

I work to connect those who want to build new modern homes with developers and land in the area.  Please contact me if you would like to build a cutting-edge modern home, have land that could be developed for such a project, or are a builder wanting to be involved in such a project.




 Index to MODERN HOMES PHILADELPHIA History Pages

 

Overview of Philadelphia Area Mid-Century Modern Residential Architecture  (below on this page)   Photo overview   followed by brief written overview of Philadelphia mid-century architects  .

Time Line  of area modern homes from 1930's to today   Mid-Century Modern Homes
 
Architects Who Designed Mid-Century Modern Homes in the Philadelphia Region     photographs of the regional homes designed by each architect are included

 Allan Berkowitz  Louis Kahn  George Nakashima
 Edward Bernstein  Vincent Kling  Richard Neutra
 Robert Bishop  Thaddeus Longstreth  Norman Rice
Frank Boyer  William Lescaze  Paul Rudolph
 Marcel Breuer  Joel Levinson  Galen Schlosser
 Armand Carroll  Thomas Mangan  Harry Sternfeld
 Albert Clauss  Irving Maitin  Irwin Stein
 Nathan Cronheim  George Mebus  Oscar Stonorov
 George Daub  Ehrman Mitchell  Frank Weise
 Kenneth Day  Newcomb Montgomery  Frank Lloyd Wright
     


Mid-Century Modern Homes Grouped byLocation / County

Bucks County

Chester County

Delaware County   

Montgomery County

Philadelphia County

New Jersey (near Philadelphia)

 Center City Philadelphia Mid-Century Modern Homes

  Interior Design Services ModernDesignPhiladelphia

Modern  Philadelphia Residential Architecture 
 Philadelphia LEED for Homesprojects
 Recent Center City Philadelphia Modern Residential Architecture 
 Early Prefab TECH built modern homes in the area

Philadelphia Architects currently designing innovative modern homes
Agoos/ Lovera LaVardera, Greg Re:Vision Architecture
Bloomfield and Associates M. G. Leach Rosenblum, Martin
Bower Lewis Thrower Metcalfe Architecture Stanev Potts
Culbert, Doug McDonald, Tim/Onion Flats Tarantino Studio
Erdy McHenry Moto Design Shop Verner, Steven
Interface Studio QB3 Webber, Brett
Jibe Design Michael Ryan Architects Wesley Wei Architects
Kieran Timberlake Rasmussen/Su Wesley Architects
Krieger & Associates
Wyant Architecture






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