Fingers Crossed: Richard Neutra’s Pitcairn House is Under Contract
We don’t want to jinx it, but the Pitcairn House in Bryn Athyn is under contract. The listing recently changed hands to Frank Blumenthal of Keller Williams Realty, who confirmed that a deal is “slated to go to settlement in about three weeks, like the middle of August.”
The masterpiece was designed by legendary modernist architect Richard Neutra and built between 1958 and 1962. We begged someone to snap it up (and give us a tour?) in February. It looks like that’s finally happened.
Originally listed in March 2014 for the hefty sum of $6 million, the home that boasts an swim-in-place pool underneath a cantilevered staircase, a recording studio and a plenty of window walls (and so much more) was last listed for $3.4 million, after a series of price cuts. Blumenthal couldn’t comment on the final price, but did say that the deal is with a local person, with heavy interest coming from buyers out of New York City.
The home is surrounded by 10-acres of serene woodlands and backs up to 800-acres of the Pennypack Preserve. So yeah, this place is private. Neutra’s classic inside-outside design of window walls takes full advantage of the surrounding landscape and allows for stunning views throughout each of the four seasons and at all times of day and night.
THE FINE PRINT
Status: Under Contract/Pending
Square Feet: 6,303
Price: $3.4 million
Additional Info: Conservation easements, renovated kitchen with high-end appliances, two-car garage, partially covered deck