Condo by Mies van der Rohe – $110K

Highland House

Several years ago,  I wrote about Mies van der Rohe’s Highfield House in Baltimore, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. You can own a piece of Mies for $110K–see this listing for a 1 bed/1 bath condo with original kitchen cabinets.  Built in 1964, the 15-story reinforced-concrete and glass structure is perched on columns that shelter a glass-enclosed lobby with its Mies-designed Barcelona chairs, ottomans and coffee table. Mies’ plan, originally designed as an apartment building, included the surrounding grounds with a sunken pool and landscaped recreation area. Less is more? Or more for less?

Highfield House lobby

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December 6th, 2015

Mid-Century Mike

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