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Stylish Postmodern house asks $1.2M

With a 20-foot vaulted ceiling and open layout

A white and beige postmodern house features columns and square windows in a park-like setting. Photos by Spacecrafting Photography

We cover plenty of Victorians, midcentury moderns, and Craftsman bungalows in our House of the Day column at Curbed, but one lesser appreciated design style is Postmodernism. Dating from about 1980 through 1995, Postmodern houses pushed back against the “less is more” vision of modernism, embracing classicism, color, and facades embedded with cultural references.

Take this five-bedroom, four-bath home in Wayzata, Minnesota, a suburb 20 minutes west of Minneapolis. Designed in 1986 and built as the family home for a local commercial architect, the house features a 20-foot vaulted ceiling, open layout, and thoughtful division of public and private spaces.

The main living area has a sunken seating area with ascending square windows adjacent to the oversized dining room. The kitchen features custom cabinetry, Carrara marble countertops, and a walk-in pantry. Other perks include a lower level theater room, a three-car garage, and a park-like setting outside with pool, deck, and perennial garden. Love what you see? 14801 Stone Road is on the market now for $1,199,000.

A room with black walls, a skylight, doors out to a garden on one wall, and a postmodern cloud-like couch.
A dramatic foyer off of the entrance features a large skylight and doors that open to the garden.
A living room with black fireplace, blue rug, a glass coffee table, and couch with two chairs.
The living room has a gas fireplace and open concept floorplan.
A sunken living room has a cream embedded couch, built-in shelving, and windows.
The sunken living room is the Postmodern take on the conversation pit, with embedded seating and geometric windows.
A glass dining room table with black chairs sits under a pendant chandelier and a gray rug. The kitchen is in the background.
The dining room is open to the spacious kitchen, with Carrara counters.
A bedroom has light peach walls, a white bed, and carpet.
One of five bedrooms in the home.
A nursery with a crib, chair, and a pink and blue geometric accent wall.
A nursery is decked out in rich blue carpet and a fun geometric accent wall.
A pool with diving board sits next to a lawn chair and umbrella with table.
Outside you’ll find a pool, deck, and perennial garden for lounging.