Thursday, August 30, 2012

Robert Elkington Residence Potentially Threatened

Architect Robert Elkington's residence in Manchester is currently for sale and listed as "perfect for tear down or rehab" on both Prudential and Janet McAfee's websites. This unique Mid-Century Modern home was built in 1948 and is located at 1520 Carman Road, just under a mile west of Dougherty Ferry.
Te see some better photos of this beautiful house, take a look at Ted Wight's blog post. The home is being offered "as is" at $250,000, a relative bargain for house like this on a large wooded lot. The property has 573 feet of frontage on Carman Road, and the homes position on the site would allow part of the eastern half of the property to be sold as a building lot without ruining your views, which would then give you money to polish this gem. Thanks Dustin Bopp for bringing this to attention.

1 comment:

nickarmadillo said...

I did a post about this listing a while back and received a message from the individual who has the property under contract:

Their plan is to build another home on the double lot and then to sell the half of the property with the Elkington home off. However, they are having some problems with the city. Hopefully all goes well and a suitable owner takes it on.

This house is actually right next to my childhood home, so it was a real surprise to see it come up.