Award-Winning Midcentury Modern Architect’s Home Available for $1.2M

A spectacular midcentury present day marvel made by architect Erich Gnant is available in Brookfield, WI, for $1,190,000.

Conceived as his private residence and created in1960, the 5,543-sq.-foot home is a grasp course in forward-considering structure and the place Gnant and his spouse lifted their family.

“When the dwelling was developed, it was billed as [Gnant] striving to examination the market for upscale modern homes,” says listing agent Colleen Resendiz, of Reward Realty. Five other households developed by Gnant were being developed in the bordering spot.

As for his own dwelling, it has retained a great deal of its primary magnificence, states Resendiz.

“An indoor swimming pool was set up in the ’70s,” she provides. “An indoor pool is so sensible right here in Wisconsin, simply because you really don’t get the hurt of the sunlight beating on it in the summertime, and you get to use it all year long.”

Bonus: Pool time can be followed up with a little added leisure in the home’s whirlpool, Finnish sauna, and steam place.

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Residing and eating rooms

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Kitchen

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Dwelling place

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Bed room

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Music space

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Numerous have in contrast Gnant’s multilevel, 4-bed room house to The Household on the Rock, a well-liked tourist attraction in nearby Spring Eco-friendly.

“The very same laminate countertops that are in this kitchen are also in The Household on the Rock,” Resendiz notes. “It’s an authentic midcentury style.”

Organic elements are ample throughout Gnant’s home.

“It has considerable use of redwood all over the place together with Lannon stone, slate flooring, and wood ceilings,” Resendiz claims. “There are also unbelievable rooflines that go along with midcentury style and design, and there is a two-story window on the facet that is just remarkable.”

The home’s principal bedroom functions a wooden ceiling, walnut paneling, and a personal sitting down home with sights of the backyard garden.

From the oversized home windows to the wood-beamed cathedral ceiling of the living and dining rooms, Gnant’s signature features are timeless in their attraction.

“Gnant was definitely ahead of his time when it arrived to creating this residence,” Resendiz says. “He installed a small-voltage lighting process that is however there now. There is a space they contact a tunes room that has a classic map on the wall. Not only was Gnant an architect, but he was also a gifted violinist and exhibited a lot of of his violins in that area.”

Gnant and his spouse have considering that handed absent. The couple’s daughter now lives in the home and has taken cues from her father’s sensibilities when it arrives to renovations.

“The only updates she has carried out are with the loos and getting out some carpet and putting in oak floors,” Resendiz states. “When she was executing the updates, she was inquiring herself what her father would have finished.”