One of our most popular home listings of 2019, which many considered priced to sell given its singular design, is somehow still on the market.
The Balogh House in Plymouth first listed in October 2019 for $750,00. Designed by architect Tivadar Balogh for his family in 1958, it won the Progressive Architecture award the same year and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
But over 160 days later, the home is still on the market. In December 2019, it got a 10 percent price cut as well, and is now listed at $675,000.
How has this breathtaking home not sold?
Selling agent John A. Goetz suspects that some potential buyers might be deterred by the fact that it only has two bedrooms, though a local architect who worked with Mr. Balogh says the third floor loft could be converted into a third bedroom while still maintaining the character of the home. Goetz adds that, given the unique design, “it’s nearly impossible to comp a house like this.”
Nonetheless, he’s confident it will sell. “We have a bit of a hill to climb, but it will work out in the end,” Goetz told Curbed Detroit via email. “The family simply wants to find the right owner for the home.”
The Balogh House does look much bigger than its 1,905 square feet thanks to an expansive and covered outdoor living space. Landings and windows admit views of the home’s various levels and open floor plan. Ample wood paneling and the total design beautifully integrate it with the surrounding nature.
Interested in this historic property? 49800 Joy Road is listed for $675,000 with John A. Goetz of Real Estate One.