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Michael Graves’ first commission, Hanselmann House, has gone on sale in Indiana for $264,888.

The PoMo starchitect designed the Fort Wayne property for high school pals Jay and Lois Hanselmann back in 1967, when he was still a follower of Modernist, rather than Postmodernist ideals.

Hanselmann House in Indiana by Michael Graves is for sale
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Set over three levels, the house at 10220 Circlewood Drive is reached by a yellow bridged walkway that leads visitors into the middle of the Indiana property, which is shaped like a deconstructed cube.

Hanselmann House’s double-height great room features a brightly coloured mural designed by Graves, and opens to the kitchen and dining room. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows – which have a Mondrian feel thanks to their thick black frames – look out onto the house’s wooded corner plot.

Three bedrooms fill the second floor and the top level houses the master bedroom suite, which has its own private living room area. Striking geometric balconies can be found on these upper levels, while mezzanines exaggerate the feeling of volume inside the home.

Given its architectural significance, the price tag of the 2,886 sq ft architectural gem, listed via Aaron Hoover of Keller Williams, is relatively modest. And you can pick up an extra bargain with the sale: the mural alone is valued between $40-$50,000.

Hanselmann House in Indiana by Michael Graves is for sale
Via Aaron Hoover/Keller Williams

One of the New York Five and a member of the Memphis Group, Graves is best known for designing Oregon’s ‘love it or hate it’ landmark, the Portland Building.

[Via Curbed]

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