The Carey Holiday Homes were part of the 1954-1955 Parade of Homes. Developer Lou Carey commissioned the firm of Baume& Polivnick to design these modernist inspired ranch homes in Harvey Park. While not as well known as Cliff May, the architect behind the pre-fab ranchos in the neighborhood, Norton Polivnick’s own modernist home was featured by Architectural Record in 1954.
Recently the home of Joseph and Louise Marlow came on the market. Not surprisingly, it was under contract within a week.
A remarkable residence from 1948 with original features we consider contemporary…waxed concrete floors with radiant heat, for instance. The Marlow’s designed the home for their own family and it is still a very livable, family friendly space. Here is a photo spread from the 1952 Architectural Record book “A Treasury of Contemporary Houses.” (Click the thumbnails for larger pictures)
The home has been altered slightly to create a larger master suite and the kitchen appears to have been updated in the 80’s. The concrete floors have been tiled over and the wonderful original fireplace has been enclosed. I don’t think it would be too difficult to get the house back to its original loveliness and we hope the new owners are preservation minded!
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Last year we highlighted the Sorensen House, another 60’s era home designed by James Ream. Happily, we convinced the family of the original owner not to “update” the home before putting it on the market. Subsequently, the new owners have under taken restoration of the home…even contacting the now 90+ James Ream for guidance.
The Lipman House was also all original when it last sold in 2008, but has since been updated. After reading about and seeing Ream’s work, I think he might be a little disappointed with the new, more sterile, contemporary look of the Lipman House. Ream utilized materials in their natural state to bring warmth and interest to his design.
Here are some before and after pics (click thumbnails for larger images):
The home has 3000+ square feet, 4bd/ 5ba, full walkout basement, 2 car garage and sits on nearly 2 acres. There are also historic Lookout Mountain Farm buildings, one is a guest cottage and the other is a studio. Under $900K.
I do like the more open catwalk and kitchen. Unfortunately, one of my favorite bathroom features has been removed…
Stanbro Real Estate llc, the new home of 5280mod, is a full service brokerage helping buyers AND NOW sellers. Contact us when you are ready to put our unique expertise to work for you!