Many thanks to reader Jamie, who alerted me on Saturday that the home that Adrian Pearsall designed and built for his family outside Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, in 1962-1964 is coming on the market for sale for the very first time. In fact, I reached out to the agent — Mr. Pearsall’s son Jim Pearsall — immediately, and found that the MLS listing for the house only was going online yesterday, May 1. You read it here first! What an AMAZING house!
Here is more detail about the house, which is listed for $1.5 million, from the real estate listing:
In 1962, at the height of mid-century furniture designer Adrian Pearsall’s career, Adrian created an atomic age masterpiece. Mr. Pearsall realized a dream by designing his family’s new home, nestled in the Lehigh Valley. Educated as an architect, Adrian incorporated every available modern convenience into a 10,000 s.f. ranch.
Finished in 1964, his six bedroom home was complete with an indoor pool, floor to ceiling glass, interior stone walls, custom fireplaces, multiple courtyards and a spectacular reflecting pond to mark the dining area.
Unusual amenites include a full-sized ice cream bar & fountain, atriums, photo dark room, enormous indoor pool area, extensive skylights & indoor/outdoor pet area. Regulation fenced tennis court and large enclosed rear yard provide year round enjoyment for all sorts of activities…
This is a dream house, and the new owner will own an amazing piece of Atomic Age history.
What an amazing house… such an important part of mid century design history. Thank you, Jamie, for the tip. And thank you very much, Jim Pearsall, for giving me permission to feature these photographs.
Read more about this house and Pearsall:
- Also see our followup story: Cindy, Jed and Jim Pearsall: On growing up in Adrian Pearsall’s 1964 masterpiece house
- Read more about SEE A BUNDLE of house photos … read more about Pearsall… and see a catalog of some of his designs — at AdrianPearsall.com.
- And oopsy, you can see the Adrian Pearsall coffee table that I let get away for a song in this story.