Step Inside This Unique Mid-Century Modern Home That's On Sale For $700K

Mid-century modern architecture and home design aesthetic has hit a major resurgence in popularity in recent years. Per The Spruce, the mid-century modern design style took off in the U.S. after World War II, after which Americans could finally focus on things like quality time with family and spending time outdoors. No longer focused on and preoccupied with the burdens of war, families could spend time on things once considered frivolous, such as lifestyle and aesthetic; this included the way they designed and decorated their homes. Open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an emphasis on connecting the indoors with the beauty of the outdoors are all defining characteristics of this popular design aesthetic, and they're all desirable characteristics many people are looking for when buying a home today as well.

This new home listing (via Zillow) in West Des Moines, Iowa perfectly encapsulates this popular home style, and gives potential home buyers the opportunity to own and live in their own mid-century modern piece of art.

Mid-century modern luxury in the heart of nature

Located at 2025 SE Browns Woods Lane, this 1,939-square-foot home is the epitome of mid-century modern luxury, as noted by Zillow. Built and designed in 1964 by Thomas Tibbs, the former director of the Des Moines Art Center, this home is located on a picturesque nature preserve, providing peace and quiet to whoever is lucky enough to own it. Situated on a 3/4 acre wooded lot, the property provides beautiful views of nature and nearby pond, which can easily be enjoyed through the large floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the entirety of the home.

The property also boasts an impressive total of six garage spaces, allowing ample vehicle storage and protection from the wintery Iowa elements. In addition to not having to scrape ice and brush snow from your vehicle, you would also be free of the burdens of shoveling or plowing your driveway, as the homeowners association the house belongs to takes care of snow removal as part of the $600 annual association fee.

Unique living for creatives and nature enthusiasts

This three-bedroom, three-bathroom ranch features a state-of-the-art 1,800-square-foot shop and art studio, according to the Zillow listing, adding to the uniqueness of this one-of-a-kind mid-century modern home. It allows for you to create art inspired by the beauty of the nature around you (or the beauty of the interior of the home itself).

Creatives and nature enthusiasts alike will love this home, as it features a spacious and open three-season porch, providing up-close and personal views of the pond and surrounding woods. It also boasts a beautiful and bright sunroom made entirely of large windows. This gorgeous sunroom provides ample space to grow and care for a variety of indoor plants to match the beauty of the woods surrounding you on all sides, or it can simply act as a unique space to hang out and soak up some rays if you don't have much of a green thumb.

'60s charm with a modern twist

In addition to the uniqueness of the sunroom and detached art studio, this home's beautiful master bedroom is another focal point of the house. It perfectly showcases the floor-to-ceiling windows, refinished original wood floors, and beamed ceilings that are found throughout the entirety of the house. The attached master bathroom features a large ensuite soaking bathtub, a luxurious quartz vanity, and a tiled shower, per Zillow.

The residence also has all the charm of the '60s, but has undergone a modern and luxurious facelift which can easily be seen throughout the home, especially in the kitchen. Featuring Bosch 800 Series kitchen appliances, a Regency Ri50 Contura Wood Burning Fireplace, a waterfall island, and white quartz countertops throughout, it is a perfect place to cook and enjoy a meal with family or entertain your foodie friends. The home also features essentials like a laundry room and a mudroom upon entry, offering simultaneous luxury and practicality in a beautiful setting.