You Can Own an Award-Winning Midcentury Home in the Rolling Hills of Iowa City for $410K

A rare find designed by acclaimed architecture firm Crites and McConnell in 1965, the Kitzman House features floor-to-ceiling windows and a warm, cedar-paneled interior.

Property Details:

Location: 12 Longview Knl NE, Iowa City, Iowa

Price: $410,000

Year Built: 1965

Architect: Crites and McConnell

Footprint: 1,836 square feet (three bedrooms, three baths)

Lot Size: 0.93 acres

From the agent: "Don’t miss this truly authentic, award-winning midcentury-modern home. Custom designed by Crites and McConnell in 1965, it is located on a gently sloping .93-acre lot in the River Heights area. The home has five large decks, each with its own window wall and a sliding glass access door. The living room has a soaring 16-foot-high ceiling with floor-to-ceiling windows. Roughhewn cedar paneling is used throughout the interior, and there is a stylish freestanding fireplace in the living room. In addition to the three bedrooms, there is a large study/office/studio with many built-in cabinets and shelving. The efficient galley kitchen has solid surface counters, a Fisher & Paykel refrigerator, and GE appliances. The lower level has a large window-lined garden room that opens to the patio."

The house perches on a hill in River Heights, a neighborhood on the edge of Iowa City.

A covered bridge leads from the carport to the house, offering a glimpse of the wooden interiors to come.

Each of the five rooms facing the rear of the house has its own deck, accessible through floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors.

A striking freestanding fireplace adds an industrial feel to the cozy living room.

Rough-hewn cedar paneling is used throughout the interior.

The decks look out onto the verdant backyard.

Track lighting on exposed beams illuminates the dining area.

A bold red sink adds a splash of color to the otherwise muted kitchen.

Complete with built-in shelving, the spacious office abounds in natural light.

A library space is lined with floor-to-ceiling shelves made from the same cedar used throughout the house.

This bedroom, with its white walls and hardwood floors, is perched amidst the treetops.

A tile floor in the foyer offsets the warm tones of the house.


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