There is something about a Midcentury Modern home that speaks to our souls. They offer a wonderful combination of history and tradition but are tremendously stylish. And, let’s face it, they are also totally cool.
This Janmar Circle Midcentury Modern was built in1956 in a neighborhood that was named after the developer’s daughters, Janet and Margaret. This just adds to the wonderful sense of being steeped in tradition here. There are only 200 homes in the neighborhood, and if you know anything about Janmar, it’s that homes for sale don’t pop up often because they tend to sell between neighbors, so the availability of this house is a very big deal.
People may not leave often, but they do remodel and update. This house has had the benefit of substantial amounts loving care over the years.
“The original house was built during the first wave of the Janmar development,” Coldwell Banker listing agent Kyle Rovinsky said. “It was structurally augmented in the 1980s from one story to two, but the architectural integrity was kept intact. It’s one of the best representations of Midcentury Modern styling I’ve seen, and the home marries into the natural topography beautifully.”
It now stands at 5,307 square feet, with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a powder bath, and one of the most glorious backyards you’ve ever seen.
The features of this Janmar Circle Midcentury Modern that strike you first are two-fold. You cannot help but do the proverbial jaw-drop when you walk in and see the 20-foot-tall window wall of the family room.
The second “OMG” moment is the view. The home sits on an oversized creek lot underneath a canopy of native trees and overlooks a real pool. You know what I mean. This is the sort of swimming pool a lot of us grew up with, one that has a deep end and a diving board! I have countless great memories of my parent’s pool and I bet you do too.
When you are gazing at the lovely outdoor glory, don’t overlook the terrazzo patio. When did wood become the preferred decking material and why? Let’s go back to stone, it’s so hip! Rovinsky told me it reminded him of a slice of spumoni ice cream and I must say he’s spot on. It looks absolutely delicious.
As hip as this Janmar Circle Midcentury Modern home is, there is no doubt it was built for family life. The present owners have three young children ( there is a fence around the pool now, so no worries) and say it’s perfect for them.
The backyard has three separate areas, the pool, the terrazzo patio, and the play space. Those big window walls open up to encourage an appreciation of nature that is not often available to children. Just consider the effect of the sound of the water, and the view of the woods. Your cares will melt away and we could all use a bit of that nowadays, couldn’t we?
This Janmar Circle Midcentury Modern at 11723 Saint Michaels Drive is on offer for only $1.635 million. Remember, Janmar houses don’t last long in any market!