SOLD | Built 1980 | 6,448 Sq. Ft. | 4 Beds | 4.5+ Baths | 2.7 Acres
It’s always a treat when we find a project by Jacobsen Architecture! We recently revisited the substantial Waterwood Estate in Vermilion, Ohio – another Jacobsen-designed masterpiece, and now this gem from the 1980s has sold for $1.54 million after hitting the market for $1.69 million in 2020! With a little under 6,500 square feet of space, The Buckwalter Residence in Lancaster, Pennsylvania is a sight to behold. Visible from the street-side yet gracefully sited and maintaining a level of privacy on a 2.7 acre property, the “telescoping” home was built in 1980 and designed by architect Paul Roddick of famed firm Jacobsen Architecture. From a distance you’ll notice the more traditional details such as the clapboard siding, brick foundation and raised panel front door, it’s not until you get a little closer that the modern elements start to make a statement. Designed in the form of seven pods that gradually shrink in size, the largest pod enjoys a true wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling span of glass looking into three levels of the home while providing spectacular visuals looking out.
The entry pod is accentuated by four towering chimneys while expanses of glass fill in exposed walls where each additional pod begins. Visually stunning both inside and out, the home includes over 6,000 square feet above grade with spacious living areas, a modern kitchen, an open riser circular staircase and sliding door access to a Pennsylvania flagstone patio that runs the entire rear of the home. There are four bedrooms, four full and one half bathrooms throughout including two master bedroom suites. According to the listing, famed architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen revisited the property in 2010 to carry out various updates. This is a rare chance to purchase one of Jacobsen Architecture’s finest designs. The Buckwalter Residence was on the market for $1.59 million with Marilyn Berger of Keller Williams Elite. We’ve also included a selection of photos from the Jacobsen Architecture’s project page showing The Buckwalter Residence in the 1980s. Vintage photography by Robert C. Lautman. Photography and information found on agent’s listing.