In a typical year, only a handful of Mies van der Rohe–designed townhomes come up for sale. It’s even rarer when those units face Lafayette Park.
But one park-facing unit has just hit the market for $325,000.
Like all midcentury modern townhomes designed by the German-American architect, it’s got floor-to-ceiling windows and an open floor plan over two stories. There’s also three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms spread across 1,400 square feet.
According to the realtor, it’s the first time this condo has gone up for sale in over 30 years. It does appear dated in some ways—there’s carpet and linoleum tiles covering most of the floors and stairs, a little bit of water damage by one of the windows, and some pink walls that might not be to everyone’s taste. The kitchen has gotten a more recent update, however, and comes with modern countertops, cabinets, and appliances.
But one of the appeals of the townhomes is the ability to customize. New owners will likely want to pull up the carpet, repaint and decorate the walls, and update the bathrooms. And it may be worth it since not many people can claim an entire park as their backyard.
1414 Joliet Place is listed with Cathy Champion of Bolton-Johnston Associates for $325,000.