At $265K, Michael Graves’s First Commission Is a Bargain
Eminent postmodern architect Michael Graves’s first commission, the Hanselmann House, is on the market for a mere $264,888. Designed in 1967 for his high school friends Jay and Lois Hanselmann, the geometric residence sits on a densely wooded acre lot in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
An elevated walkway leads you to the entrance and through a wall of glass into the expansive main floor, which boasts double-height ceilings and an original mural by Graves—itself valued between $40,000 and $50,000 in 2011. The open plan living room, U-shaped kitchen, dining alcove, and bathroom enjoy views of the surrounding foliage, creating a bright, airy experience.
The third floor holds the master suite, which includes a den, spa bath, and built-in closet space, while the other three bedrooms are tucked on the lowest level. Take a tour of the Hanselmann House, which won a national American Institute of Architects Award in 1975, by viewing the photos below—or explore the home in 3D here.
To learn more about 10220 Circlewood Drive, contact Aaron Hoover of Keller Williams Preferred Realty.
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