An authentic Paul Rudolph house is the Holy Grail for mid-century modern fans, and here’s an incredible example at a relatively affordable price.
It’s known in the architecture books as the Bennett Residence and it was built in 1950, with both Rudolph and his mentor Ralph Twitchell getting credit for the design. All of the hallmarks of the style are there: the geometric lines, the perfect proportions and the Ocala block walls. There is lots of glass to let in light and views out to the garden spaces.
It’s a compact home, just under 2,000 square feet, with two bedrooms and two baths. (There is also a separate artist studio.) It was restored in 2001 by architect Joe King and the work blends seamlessly with the original construction. The location is northwest Bradenton, on a third of an acre.
3901 Riverview Blvd. is priced at $395,000. For more info call Louis Wery of Premiere Sotheby’s at (941) 232-3001.
P.S. It seems you missed your chance. The Bennett Residence already has a contract pending. Just goes to show—when something this special comes along, you have to jump on it.