1966 Contemporary – Madison, WI – $599,900

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6226 N Highlands Ave, Madison, WI 53705

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Mid Century Modern boasts a stunning acre lot in the Highlands, authentic single owner design, built in the shape of an Arrowhead by architect Carl Gausewitz! Spectacular lot set off of the road w/prairie & woods as the focal point. Design elements consistent w/ Kaiser homes of the era; double door entry w/tongue & groove ceilings, vaulted living w/soaring windows, fireplace w/floor to ceiling stone, built-in bar, benches & deck w/dramatic eaves! Master suite. LL walk out w/ expansive glass, office, bdrm & 2nd fireplace. Incredible opportunity to modernize a one of a kind into a exclusive retreat w/in the City!
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Liz Lauer, Lauer Realty Group
(608) 467-3220
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26 Comments on 1966 Contemporary – Madison, WI – $599,900

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9830 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’d like to point out that properties have to be 50 years old to be nominated to the National Register. As long as a place hasn’t had many exterior updates and is significant in regards to events, activities, developments, past owners and a list of other reasons as given in the link below, it may be accepted as a National Register property (with a well written report on why it should, of course.) If the next owner would like, this has a good reason (architectural significance) IF it’s not updated once they take it over.


    Linked up top under the links section is also the virtual tour which gives you a better idea of the layout.

    • Avatarmiles227 says: 188 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1955 Storybook Ranch
      Northridge, CA

      I worked in federal land management for a long time and I was always amused by the fact that 50 years was the magical age that a garbage dump turned into an archeological site! But they have to draw the line somewhere.

  2. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 393 comments
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    1980 board & batten modern

    Wonderful house. Looks like a ship. I would love to come home to this after a great day of skiing, make some cheese fondue in the pot in the kitchen and drink some Mosel wine and sit by the fire. Smile

  3. AvatarWendy H. says: 11 comments

    I’m hoping what they mean by ‘modernize’ is perhaps just a new fridge.

  4. Avatardkzody says: 281 comments

    This place is absolute perfection. It even has the harvest gold dishwasher. Although my kitchen is similar style, I’ve had to get a white dishwasher and refrigerator but I still have the harvest gold oven and stove top. I would be quite happy in this house.

  5. AvatarFrankie says: 1 comments

    WOW! What a beauty. Why do all the best houses have to be in places with winter (or California where I can’t afford them)? 😭

  6. AvatarDeborah Mann says: 166 comments

    I love the house; it has a lot of light. The kitchen cabinets look “cheap” compared to the rest of the house. Personally, i would improve the lights and cabinets in the kitchen. No pictures of the bathrooms…?
    I would buy this house.

    • JimHJimH says: 4024 comments
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      The veneered cabinetry is original and matches much of the other built-in furniture in the house. It needs professional refinishing to look its best, but it’s an important element of the design of the house that shouldn’t be altered.
      If it’s the MCM veneered style that looks cheap to you, then you’re probably not a good ownership candidate for this house. I never liked it much myself because I associated it with bad 50’s/60’s design and cheap Danish Modern type furniture, but I’ve come to appreciate it in recent years.

      • Avatarmiles227 says: 188 comments
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        1955 Storybook Ranch
        Northridge, CA

        I was just saving screen shots of these cabinets because I want to re-face the cabinets in our 1955 ranch to look just like them! The only thing I don’t like about original mid-century kitchens is the electric cook tops; I would be very conflicted about replacing an original electric cook top, they just aren’t great for cooking.

    • Avatarprettypaddle says: 53 comments
      OHD Supporter

      The cabinets sure do remind me of the falling apart ones in the two 60s-era apartments I’ve lived in. But these look much better cared for and with all the other gorgeousness in this house, I could deal with the cabinets in the interest of preserving the house.

    • PatrickPatrick says: 11 comments

      If your plan would be to change the very elements that make it significant, please buy a different house, one that may have already been remodeled to your style. Original elements are very rare and need to be preserved. Just my opinionated opinion, not meant to offend.

  7. AvatarMark Gibson says: 16 comments

    Love it. The shape of the house (like an arrow) is very unique & awesome. Love the furnishings too! I am from Canada so I really like the snow too 🙂

  8. AvatarLady Texas says: 132 comments

    I love this house!

  9. AmerikiwiAmerikiwi says: 158 comments

    This house is as old as me but in far better shape. It looks brand new and while I definitely prefer much older homes I would be very comfortable living in it. All of the wood interior plus so many windows which bring the outside in. A real pearl. Kudos to the current owners and their decorating style which pays excellent homage to the period the home was built in.

  10. AvatarKandi says: 29 comments

    Be still my heart!

    Madison WI is a nice town. College, lake, etc. I’d move there.

  11. AvatarWendy T says: 41 comments

    “Incredible opportunity to modernise”?? Please lord no…. it is near perfection as is. Stunning.

  12. AvatarValerie Auberry says: 10 comments

    My favorite kind of house!!! I would move in just like it is. Thanks.

  13. AvatarQabbott says: 31 comments

    What a great home! One thing I noticed is there is no oven! This house is meant to entertain so where did they make the hors doevres? Maybe they stuck with the fondue!

  14. AvatarGina Hill says: 79 comments

    What a gorgeous house. All the furnishings are on point too!

  15. PhillipPhillip says: 175 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    all it will take is a misguided soul with a 55 gallon drum of white paint to ruin this place. The stained wood ceilings just make these houses and yet i see them painted white all the time. Hopefully this house can land in a preservationist hands, not an HGTV remuddler

  16. AvatarJo Ann G says: 60 comments

    There is not much to fix about this house. What a beauty. I admit I would like a new countertop and appliances but otherwise it looks like it’s perfect. I hope the buyer negotiated the furniture in the deal. It must have taken a long time to amass that collection.

  17. AvatarKarenZ says: 875 comments
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    I would definitely have to insist that the furniture stay! This is just so cool as it is!

  18. Avatarcyberc says: 101 comments

    I wonder which direction the arrow is pointing? It could be significant statement by the builder. Need a compass rose. Love this house and hope the next person loves her too!

  19. AvatarJoanneAA says: 1 comments

    This house is pure MCM perfection. I would move in a heartbeat, snow and all

  20. AvatarPaul M says: 33 comments

    Stunning. Madison is one of the places I would consider moving to — and mid century modern is my favorite style of house. This ticks all the right boxes for me.

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