03 February 2008

1937 Armstrong House for Sale

project: Green Residence.
location: Moberly, Missouri.
architect: Harris Armstrong, FAIA.
date: 1937.

The house definitely needs some TLC, but the essence of the original Art Deco / Moderne house is intact.

Following is information describing the house and its context based on the owner's description.
price: $65,000.

bedrooms: three bedrooms.

area: approximately 1600 square feet.

heating and cooling: original gas furnace and a 20 year old air conditioner.

other rooms: living room, kitchen, utility room, breakfast nook, library/dining room.

flooring: original wood floors at the stair, upstairs hallway and "master" bedroom; the original wood floors may be hidden by carpet in the other two bedrooms; living room and dining room are also covered with carpet and may have the original hardwood floors beneath; the original rubber floor in the entry way is hidden beneath linoleum; bathroom floor may also feature original rubber floor covered by linoleum.

bathrooms: one bathroom with "split design"; shower & tub with sink in one room and toilet with sink in the adjacent room.

two floors: yes.

basement: no basement; there is a crawlspace about 2 feet deep with an access door.

lot size: about 2/3 acre.

location: quiet street, with a very large farmer's field under cultivation directly across the street; most neighbors are retired or older working adults; no small children in the immediate area; safe, friendly environment.

reason for sale: owner is moving out of state; owner is interested to sell to someone interested in preserving and enhancing the house.

You can view a series of images of the house I've posted to my Flickr photostream here.

You can find Armstrong's original perspective sketch of the house here.


Photograph by Andrew Raimist, April 2007.

3 comments:

  1. It is nice to see that modern architecture doesn't have to be an expensive custom built project. This house is relatively inexpensive and looks very unique. It is affordable art.

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  2. I am an amateur historian in Moberly. I'm working on a blog article about this house. I cannot figure out how to print some of your photos, especially the one from the back side of the house that looks like a boat and shows the spiral staircase. Could you email that one photo to me? I can take photos from the street for all the other views, but I don't want to trespass to get the rear photo. email is moberlymemories@gmail.com

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  3. Dear Moberly Memories,

    Check your email for a message from me with the photograph of the rear of the house attached. Let me know if you're able to uncover new information about the house and its original owners.

    ~ Andrew

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