As you turn down a tree-lined private drive, tucked away on a large lot, you will find this unique Mid-Century Modern style home. Custom designed in 1947 by the distinguished architectural firm, Higgins & Root, this house is a piece of San Jose history. Helping establish the Mid-Century Modern movement in San Jose, this firm primarily designed for commercial projects, making this house an architectural anomaly. Situated on almost half an acre of land, you will feel a sense of seclusion while maintaining the convenience of the city. The front entrance leads up to a cozy veranda, overlooking a beautifully landscaped yard, where you can relax and soak up the peaceful scenery.
Entering the house, you will enjoy the 1950s open floor plan, original wood floors, and a large wood-burning fireplace. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room enhance the solid wood Douglas Fir of the accent walls and the built-in bookcases. Off the living room, you will find a charming den with large windows, wood-paneling and a wall sconce. There is also a formerly updated kitchen, a full bathroom, and a bedroom with abundant storage. The studio-like bedroom has the iconic Mid-Century Modern room divider, which separates it from the living room while preserving the open concept. Located near Alum Rock Park you can thrive in nature yet have easy access to restaurants and shops. This property has never been listed, so don’t miss your opportunity to own this remarkable home.