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Airy midcentury by Cliff May wants $475K

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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Price: $475,000

Lovers of midcentury modern design looking for an affordable house, check out this four-bedroom, two-bath beauty in Salt Lake City. Designed by iconic architect Cliff May—father of the California ranch house—and built in 1955, the house boasts vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and floor-to-ceiling glass throughout.

Like so many of May’s designs, clerestory windows let in light, the home’s angled roof is low-slung, and a private courtyard is accessed from multiple areas of the home. The home is compact, measuring about 1,356 square feet, but it lives larger thanks to its functional, airy floor plan.

Located in the Maywood Hills Subdivision of Olympus Cove, the property is one of 14 affordable tract homes built by May in the area during the post-World War II housing boom. Unlike the pricey custom homes May designed for his wealthiest clients, these homes were priced for middle class families thanks to pre-fab house sections and windows that could be assembled easily.

If this affordable, cozy house is your midcentury dream, 4271 South Sunset View Drive is on the market now for $475,000.