Behold, Olav Hammarstrom's Saarinen House. The Wellfleet property has been bouncing on and off the market since December 2007 when it debuted for $3,299,000. Nearly six years have resulted in five pricechops for the pedigreed mid-century modern, which recently returned with a new broker and a new ask of $1,195,000. Built in 1955 for sculptor Lilly Saarinen, the first wife of famed architect and industrial designer Eero Saarinen, the three bedroom, three bath was designed by architect Olav Hammarstrom. According to the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, "Hammarstrom designed many houses, studios and additions on the Outer Cape as well as St. James the Fisherman Chapel, an AIA award winner." We'll let the brokerbabble for the waterfront listing take it from here:
Influenced by legendary architect Eero Sarrinen [sic], his personal classic retreat provides private living to the architecturally savvy buyer. This single level home complimented by the natural terrain provides views from every room onto Herring Pond, one of several glacier formed kettle ponds situated within the National Seashore Park. Comprised of a two bedroom main home, wood burning fireplace, expansive windows, open concept living with kitchen, and detached one bedroom guest quarters. Step outside onto your expanded multi-level deck with steps to the private dock. Contemporary in look and feel, this secluded home offers ultimate relaxation with Wellfleet and Provincetown minutes away. Explore the National Park, local beaches, conservation trails, and the amenities well known to the Outer Cape.Fun fact: Remodelista editor Julie Carlson's first gig was cleaning the Saarinen House for $5 an hour. Speaking of good deals, is it just us, or does the new ask sound like a bargain?
· Listing: 520 Black Pond Road, Wellfleet [Robert Paul Properties via Zillow]
· Olav Hammarstrom [Cape Cod Modern House Trust]
· House Call: Saarinen House for Sale on Cape Cod [Remodelista]