Snag This Mies van der Rohe Townhouse in Detroit For $325K

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
It's not every day that a Mies van der Rohe-designed townhouse hits the market—and this one is priced to move.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is widely acknowledged as one of the 20th century's greatest architects, and his International style is largely responsible for midcentury modernism as we know it today. Fortunately for the buyer of this iconic 1,400-square-foot abode, both the interiors and exteriors ooze with authentic midcentury design.

Built in 1968, this flat-roofed, glass-filled townhome is located in Detroit's Lafayette Park is surrounded by lush greenery. Conveniently situated just east of downtown, the midcentury home features three bedrooms, one-and-a-half bath, floor-to-ceiling windows, and geothermal heating and cooling to keep your electricity bills down. The historic residence also has a partially finished basement. Scroll ahead for a look inside. 

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Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for plenty of natural light to enter the home.

Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for plenty of natural light to enter the home.

The mosaic in the entryway is a commissioned work by former Detroit–based artist Mary Bowman Cline.

The mosaic in the entryway is a commissioned work by former Detroit–based artist Mary Bowman Cline.

The kitchen is set just to the right of the entrance. The open plan allows light and air to circulate throughout the unit. 

The kitchen is set just to the right of the entrance. The open plan allows light and air to circulate throughout the unit. 

The kitchen connects the front and the back of the home. 

The kitchen connects the front and the back of the home. 

 The tile squares in the kitchen are from the Detroit–based Pewabic Tiles.

 The tile squares in the kitchen are from the Detroit–based Pewabic Tiles.

The back of the unit looks out onto a common courtyard. 

The back of the unit looks out onto a common courtyard. 

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms. 

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms. 

Built-in closets are featured in each of the bedrooms. 

Built-in closets are featured in each of the bedrooms. 

A look at the partially-finished basement.

A look at the partially-finished basement.

1419 Nicolet Place is currently listed for $325,000 by Ryan Cooley of O’Connor Real Estate. See Mies Detroit for more information on Lafayette Park.  

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