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.

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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She was previously a reporter for Legal Times and the National Law Journal. She has recently written about the Marriott family’s civil war and the 50-year rebirth of 14th Street, and reported the definitive oral history of the Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt case. She lives in Northeast DC with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.