Jaw Dropper of the Week: Mid-Century Vision By Irwin Stein For $599,000

Plus, select furnishings will be up for sale!

Photo by Laura Kicey

Photo by Laura Kicey

“There are only two other homes with this distinctive roof line. Stein also favored built-in cove lighting, low-rise open staircases and built-in sofas,” writes Bobbie Ann Tilkens-Fisher, owner of this amazing home in Wallingford, Delaware County.

And she would know wouldn’t she? Because aside from being the owner, Tilkens-Fisher is the founder of At Home Modern, a mid-century consulting business. And the Stein she’s referring to? None other than Irwin Stein, the modern architect with ties to Oscar Stonorov and Frank Weise, and who was “less a single-minded titan like Louis Kahn and more a flexible but visionary pragmatist who got things done,” according to Liz Spikol.

But let’s get right to it.

The living room has soaring 24-foot ceilings, which considering the floor-to-ceiling glass wall sounds like it makes for a mighty sunny room. (Incidentally, the owner says one of the best things about the home is “the way light moves around the house over the course of the day.”) There’s a built-in sofa here too, while the den offers built-in bookcases and wet bar. 

An open staircase with custom iron railings, cat walk, and a bookshelf leads to the second story, where the master bedroom, a hardwood-floored room with a wood fireplace and clerestory windows, has a sitting room and Juliet balcony overlooking the living room. The second bedroom also has a balcony. Meanwhile, the former dental office comes with a built-in desk and yellow sofa, and is comprised of four rooms, two closets, and a powder room.

Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Square feet: 3,200
Price: $599,000
Additional Info: 3-sided fireplaces, cove lighting, two patios

Listing: 2 S Providence Rd, Wallingford, PA, 19086 [At Home Modern]