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





For Sale: Spectacular 2 story European modern farmhouse style home in Chadds Ford School District.
Asking price 1,050,000. 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 WhiteClay, 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.










Jan 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 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. 




This home is on the market for 350,000 about 40 minutes from downtown Philadelphia. Pending to settle in March 2017.



 




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. Asking 1,500,000















RECENT LISTINGS I HAVE SOLD


725,000 Under contract after 24 hrs on market with multiple offers.
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.