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A Restored Midcentury Wrapped Around a Reflecting Pool Lists for $1.39M in Sacramento, CA

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Designed by prominent local architect John Harvey Carter, the 1968 home incorporates Japanese design influences and features a large conversation pit with a drop-down fireplace.

A closer look at the expansive reflecting pool, highlighting the numerous floor-to-ceiling windows lining the home's side facade.

Sacramento architect John Harvey Carter designed over 400 buildings in Northern California throughout the mid-20th century—one of which is now for sale in the late architect’s home turf. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence at 729 Columbia Drive offers 2,232 square feet of interior living space spread across one light-filled level.

To omit corridor space, Carter designed the 1960s home with an expansive covered terrace protruding from the front facade. He used a similar design with many of his office buildings.

Sacramento architect John Harvey Carter designed the single-level home at 729 Columbia Drive in 1968. An expansive covered terrace protrudes from the front facade.

Photo by Stefan Deliivanov (STEFDPHOTO) for Nick Sadek Sotheby’s International Realty

Carter designed the 1968 home for a family who went on to own the dwelling for more than 50 years. After hitting the market for the first time in 2020, the property has since been thoughtfully restored and updated, with much of the original design still intact.

Anchored by a drop-down fireplace, the living room's conversation pit also features shag carpet.

The sunken living room is anchored by a drop-down fireplace and features shag carpet, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a reflecting pool.

Photo by Stefan Deliivanov (STEFDPHOTO) for Nick Sadek Sotheby’s International Realty

Among the home’s many highlights, some of the most notable include a wood-encased conversation pit with a drop-down fireplace, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that connect the primary gathering spaces to a zen courtyard with a reflecting pool. “The formal living room, dining room, breakfast area, and family room all frame stunning views of the side yard and reflecting pool,” says listing agent Susan Pillon of Nick Sadek Sotheby’s International Realty. “This is a must-see for fans of midcentury homes.”

Wood-paneled storage spans across the wall in another one of the home's gathering areas, set across the reflecting pool, opposite the main living room.

Wood-paneled storage spans the wall in another one of the home’s gathering areas set across the reflecting pool, opposite the main living room. 

Photo by Stefan Deliivanov (STEFDPHOTO) for Nick Sadek Sotheby’s International Realty

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