House of the Day: Ernest Rapp Crescent House on the market for $625,000

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SPONSORED: This unique mid-century gem was designed by the renowned American architect Ernest Rapp, who made a name for himself designing high rises on the east coast for senior citizens. Rapp came to America via Vienna, Austria in 1938 fleeing the Nazis during WWII. He worked for the US Army and Engineering Corps during the war designing portable radio tower and later earned a degree in architecture at Columbia University.

Rapp moved to Orlando in 1956 with his family and quickly became a prominent player in the local design scene. Rapp is responsible for a number of residential projects but is most known for the Kinneret Apartments, Lucerne Towers, Magnolia Towers, and Calvary Towers. Ernest Rapp passed in his Longwood home on April 21, 2008.

The “Crescent House” was built in 1957 and is an exquisite example of mid-century modernism. The unique curvature of the building ensures that every room in the home has a clear view of the pool and neighboring Lake Daniel, just north of Lake Silver in College Park’s Palomar neighborhood.

The open floor plan and kitchen layout are perfect for entertaining, and very Palm Springs. An abundance of windows provides plenty of natural light but the recessed ceiling lights are tucked away just in case you need them, without sacrificing the streamlined elegance of the living areas.

Custom mid-century accents like the cabinetry in the restroom, lighting fixtures, and bathroom tile provide an extra touch of sophistication. The master bath features a walk-in shower and his-and-her sinks.

The current asking price for this unique three bedroom, three bath home, located at 1400 Lake Daniel Drive [GMap], is $625,000.

Click HERE to see the original listing or to schedule a tour. Or contact Mary Harmening, Roam Florida Realty, LLC, at 407-383-3962 or [email protected]. There will be an open house 2-4 p.m. Saturday, December 30.

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