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Old 08-28-2015, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Haymarket, VA
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Call me old fashioned, but there is something about mid century modern architecture that sings to me. I wondered if there are any pockets of them in Brevard county where I might keep an eye out for them to come on the market? I see so few listed on Zillow; there are many beautiful homes to be sure, but if I had my druthers I'd choose an MCM; particularly if it was ready for an update that I could have a hand in.

Any thoughts?
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:31 AM
 
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Call me old fashioned, but there is something about mid century modern architecture that sings to me. I wondered if there are any pockets of them in Brevard county where I might keep an eye out for them to come on the market? I see so few listed on Zillow; there are many beautiful homes to be sure, but if I had my druthers I'd choose an MCM; particularly if it was ready for an update that I could have a hand in.

Any thoughts?
They made the movie Marvin's Room(Meryl Streep) in Cocoa Beach because of the 1950s houses in some areas.

Port Malabar area of Palm Bay has homes built in the 60s. Pretty boring though.

The big influx of people started in the 80s so most houses are built after 84.

I guess maybe the streets close to Downtown Melbourne. Melbourne Avenue area but many have been replaced by McMansions. Maybe the EauGallie area along the streets around Pineapple Ave. Cocoa Village area on the river and in Titusville on the river road.
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Most homes beachside in Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach as well as much of Merritt Island were all built up from the late fifties to late sixties and were primarily the cookie cutter variety ranch. Sprinkled in you may find some modern twists with roof angles with their cut outs that let sun in over the front enterence. The real interesting ones are usually beachside or oceanfront and get quite pricey (million plus $). But you can find them here and there. It's not something I believe you can filter out on the MLS searches as a catagory. It would usually be in the description if the realtor chose to mention it.
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Haymarket, VA
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Thank you to both of you! Your comments reflect what I'm finding. I think one of the obstacles to finding a MCM has been our square footage requirement. Though it is just the two of us and we are super casual people, we both have space gobbling hobbies. Where other folks need bedrooms for children or inlaws, we need space for machines and supplies. So often, adding on to an MCM ruins the lines and ultimately devalues the original architecture so we wouldn't want to ruin anything for the sake of our square footage needs. And, a million plus is way out of reach for us without a lottery win, so as nice as that sounds, it's just a wish!

I have found a few homes that have some Mid century hallmarks that are for sale. They need a lot of cosmetic attention but one of them actually does have enough space for us. Who knows what will be available for sale by the time we move, but I am making notes about all the input I am getting from you generous folks so that I am as ready as I can be for the move either late fall or early spring. It's darned near impossible to sell a house here in the winter though it does happen.

I so much appreciate your collective willingness to help and the time you spend lending your insight. I want you to know you're making a palpable difference!
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:45 PM
 
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Yes. My family Owns a mid century modern home in Indialantic this home was fashioned after Frank Lloyd Wright’s work. it was built in 1961, and also has an extra lot of property attached that houses a Lilly pad pond and a stream with banana trees. We have decide to sell and are praying to find someone who will love it back to life. It’s so sad to Think of a contractor coming in and bulldozing it just for the property anybody any interest we would be delighted to speak with. Patrice 9147158642
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