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Mies townhome with a sleek update lists for $399K

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This unit in the midcentury modern community got a total renovation in 2017

Living room with two couches around a glass coffee table and Asian-style rug. There’s a flat screen TV on the wall and rectangular windows looking out to a park. Photos by Chris Gerard

We admit that we’re partial to the Mies van der Rohe–designed townhomes in Lafayette Park. The geometrical simplicity of the building, the wall-to-ceiling windows that look out to the park, the way the design fosters community—there’s a lot to appreciate about the midcentury modern units.

So whenever a Mies townhome hits the market, we tend to feature it. This one on Nicolet Place is listed with O’Connor Real Estate for $399,000.

All the homes have nearly identical 1,400-square-foot floor plans. But the highly-customizable designs mean people can get creative with how owners outfit their place.

This one got a modern renovation in 2017 that’s in line with the original architecture of the units. The galley kitchen now has sleek white countertops and integrated appliances, including a Wolf induction stovetop. And the brand new bathroom maintains the geometrical theme with its gray custom-tiled shower.

Other updates include the stairways, which have new white oak tread and restored railings, and new hardware that matches the original.

The three-bedroom home comes with a $950 per month association fee that includes grounds and building maintenance, taxes, and private security.

If you want to see the unit in person, there will be an open house on Saturday, September 28 from noon to 3 p.m.

Narrow dining room with a wood table and six white chairs looking out to the park.
Modern kitchen with wood cabinets, white countertops, and two stovetops built into the counter.
A small lounge area with a white couch and flat screen TV.
The master bedroom has a bed with blue sheets and pillows, a wood armoire with a mirror above it. It faces the windows and park.
Master bathroom has gray tiles on the floor and shower. There’s a white rectangular sink with metal faucet next to the toilet.
Basement has concrete floors, a small blue couch and narrow wood table. There’s a metal staircase leading to the main area.
Exterior of the two-story townhomes. There’s a front entrance with two doors framed by a row of hedges. The second floor is a series of square windows.