Featured: 222 Juniper Drive, Rotterdam

Vintage frontA mid-century gem designed by noted architect John Johansen, one of the famed Harvard Five, that included Philip Johnson.  Striking exterior, beautifully sited on a half-acre lot.

Open floor plan with large picture windows in living room and modernist clearstory windows throughout.  Fireplace, hardwood floors, walnut paneling.  Central air, central vacuum, newer appliances.  Lower level includes brightly lit family room and additional space plumbed for possible third bath.  Rear deck overlooks large backyard.  Everything well maintained by original owners.

OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY MARCH 15, 11-1 PM
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Three-quarter
Built 1952, rear wing by Eric Fisher added 1957.
3 bedrooms, 2 baths.
1,500 square feet on 1/2 acre
Offered at $195,000

FRONTLiving room 1
Living room 2
Bedroom 1See the full listing here.   Take the virtual tour.

RearLocated in the unique West Hill Community of Rotterdam.
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101 Brookline Avenue, the coolest house in Albany – SOLD!

International style modern exterior wrapped around a warm and bright interior with a spacious and open floor plan.  Corner lot in highly desirable neighborhood adjacent to Marion Avenue and Buckingham Pond.  Owner has updated and restored all aspects of this beautiful mid-century home.

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Built 1960 • 1,994 square feet • .43-acre wooded lot • 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths
Architect: William N. Marden • Inspired by California designer Craig Ellwood

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7-Breakfast

Under contract in just five days.  Closed 6/23/14.  $295,000.
View the full listing:  www.101BrooklineAlbany.com
Times Union: Design Spotlight (5/18/14)

 

An Albany Lustron! 355 South Main Ave – SOLD!

The Lustron home was a post-war effort at manufactured housing in a modern style.  All of the basic structural features – walls, ceiling, roof, framing – are made of steel.  Though they briefly captured the American imagination, fewer than 2,500 Lustrons were built between 1948 and 1950.  In the greater Capital Region, approximately 20 Lustrons still stand.

SOLD January 2014, $110,000

Times Union House of the Week 8/9/13

355 South Main Avenue is a Winchester model with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a detached garage on a slab foundation.  It features a newer kitchen (some steel cabinets remain) and a brand new bath and has just been re-carpeted.  Besides the metal walls, doors and ceilings the original features include a TV/shortwave radio console (not functioning) and a vanity in the larger bedroom.  It sits on an over-sized corner lot, one block from Whitehall Road.

 

 

 

 

There’s a great deal of information on the web about Lustrons.  For starters, check out Lustron Preservation and Lustron Connection, which has a very active Yahoo discussion board.  Also of interest is The New York State Lustron Project, which was sponsored by the Historic Albany Foundation.

 

7 Legends Way, Clifton Park

Expansive drama located on a golf course and 2.3 acre lot.
3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2,937 square feet, 5 years old. $649,957
Click here to see the listing

The Times Union featured this property as “House of the Week” on August 17.  The writer borrowed from the listing agent’s description, calling it “Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired,” which prompted a batch of vociferous comments – even more than usual for that T.U.’s well-read real estate blog.  But it does seem that in real estate anything clean and contemporary can earn the label “Frank Lloyd Wright.”