Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Designed in 1955 by the modernist architect Carl Graffunder for his sister and her family, this delightful four-bedroom "case study" house in Minneapolis, Minnesota comes with a tiled shuffleboard court in the living room. Graffunder's sister owned a local tile shop, and the home pays homage to her line of work: there are vintage mosaics around the fireplace and in the stairwell, and every wall not made of wood or glass is covered in tiles. The home is rich in period detail, with post-and-beam wooden ceilings, glass walls connecting to an expansive terrace with lake views, and an open-plan living area. This is the first time this midcentury gem, which is listed in the AIA's guide to the Twin Cities, has come on the market. It's asking $719,000.