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Location: Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Another home designed by minimalist American architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen is available for purchase, this time in Selinsgrove, a borough in Central Pennsylvania, and with an asking price that may shock you. Listed for an incredible $295,000, the white, modern home includes three bedrooms and six baths spread over 3,484-square-feet—all on nearly an acre overlooking the Susquehanna Valley.
But the long house, whose roofline features a series of four distinct gables, a signature of Jacobsen’s designs, requires significant repairs and updating, according to the broker Art Bowen, which the price reflects. Judging by the photos, however, the residence appears to be in more-than decent shape.
Built in 1976 as a summer home (it doesn’t have a garage for this reason), it offers vaulted ceilings (some of which accommodate loft spaces), generous flow, and plenty of natural light through its many floor-to-ceiling and gable windows. A great room with a fireplace and extensive glazing frames valley views, with a dining room, galley kitchen, breakfast room, and screened porch following from there.
The right wing of the home comprises the master suite with separate double bathrooms, closets, dressing room, a guest room or office space, and an additional bedroom, while the opposite wing contains an open gallery with an office loft, and the lower level with an artist studio, workshop, and storage. Outside is a large deck with swimming pool.
Although the asking price may seem like a bargain, prospective buyers should plan to invest at least $70,000 to take care of immediate needs. But for enthusiasts of modern architecture and Jacobsen’s work, that may be well worth the extra work. Take a look below.