A small but perfect Ralph Twitchell house beckons.
By Robert Plunket
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This house is a great deal. Everything about it is “right”—location, condition, price. The only drawback is size—it’s just over 900 square feet and would best work for a single person or a couple who really liked each other.
As far as architectural history goes, this is a very important house. Paul Rudolph was working for Twitchell at the time, and although he officially has no link to the house, it’s very similar to what he was doing. You can just see him getting ideas—or contributing some of his own. It’s been featured in many books and TV shows and is the only Twitchell design that remains exactly the way he designed it. Even the air-conditioning, added later, is virtually undetectable.