Designed by architect Norman Abplanalp and built in 1956, this mid-century gem almost appears as it did when it was new. The home is situated on a half-acre lot and features a center courtyard space and large square windows to help integrate the outside world into it. While it looks like it may have taken on very little updating over the decades, the listing indicates that there have been a number of recent improvements on the home, including a new roof, a new front door and an updated master bathroom. Vintage lovers who adore squat mid-century homes with flat roof lines will certainly want to take a look at this one in person, so be sure to catch its open house. It's asking $499,000.
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