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Midcentury modern with Roman-inspired atrium asks $809K

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The sunken spa is a unique feature

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Location: Sacramento, California

Price: $809,000

One of the most enduring qualities of midcentury design is how often the interiors can surprise. From the street, many midcentury homes appear long and even at times boring; on the inside, however, light-filled rooms and post-and-beam ceilings make you look twice.

Take this four-bedroom, three-bath in Sacramento, California—a home highlighted in the Sacramento Bee in 1974. The exterior looks inviting, but inside the 3,298 square foot structure is where this home really shines. The focal point is a circular “Roman” atrium that functions as a central cathedral-ceiling courtyard with cement floors. Instead of a traditional Roman pool to catch rain water, the original owners installed a sunken hot tub and the main living room, dining room, and kitchen all surround it.

The atrium’s large windows at either end flood the interior with light and the bedrooms all have sliding glass doors that provide access to the surrounding deck and garden. The home also boasts a koi pond, outdoor shower, mature redwood grove, and zoned high-efficiency heating and air.

Take a look at the photos below and act quick, 3913 Winslow Court is on the market now for $809,000.