Real Estate

This Midcentury Lake House in Maryland is Preserved in Time and Listed for $250,000

Photos courtesy of Guerilla/Realty.

Art deco on the outside, midcentury modern on the inside, this place is like a candy-colored time capsule.

The two-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom house was built in 1947 in the Mayfield neighborhood of Baltimore, a block from Lake Montebello. Its designer and original owner, Benjamin Eisenberg, was inspired by the pastel-hued, deco architecture of Miami Beach. Though Baltimore isn’t quite Florida, you can see the lake from the home’s master bedroom.

The house has had only one other owner. It was just listed for sale—for $250,000—by agent Rachel Rabinowitz, of Guerilla/Realty. Take a look around:


The exterior features glass block and steel-framed, curved windows. (And pink flamingos!)

Some of the furniture will convey with the house.
Including this Saarinen tulip table and chairs.
If you’re as bored of white subway tile and shaker cabinets as we are, then this might be the kitchen for you.

While clearly deco in the front, the one-story ranch looks much more midcentury modern from the back.
Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.