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Location: Havre de Grace, Maryland
Located in northeastern Maryland in the city of Havre de Grace (which was named one of America’s 20 small towns to visit by Smithsonian magazine), this midcentury modern home was built in 1969 by leading local modernist architect Poldi Hirsch. Hirsch was born in Germany in 1926 and studied architecture in Switzerland. Immigrating to the United States with her daughter and husband in 1953, she became the first woman corporate member of the AIA Baltimore Chapter.
Heavily influenced by Le Corbusier, Hirsch built the 5,442-square-foot, four-bedroom home for her own family, and it is now on the market for the first time ever. Featuring a post-and-beam construction and hardwood floors, wood paneling on the walls and ceilings, built-in storage, as well as stone accents, extensive glazing, and clerestory windows, the well-preserved residence boasts rich period details that still manage to be contemporary.
The bright and spacious open-plan residence also includes a fireplace, original green-themed kitchen, family room, full basement, and is set on a .45-acre plot. A purple entryway makes for a whimsical welcoming. Located at 605 Giles Street, it’s asking $450,000. Take a look. This may be your chance to live in a special home.