The mid-century “Round House” in Ohio

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The “Orcutt House” in Worthington, Ohio was designed by Theodroe Van Fossen in 1958. It is more affectionately known as “The Round House” for obvious reasons…

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The Round House is currently listed for sale at $749,900. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 1,949 square feet. (“2.1 bathrooms” ??)

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Round walls, round patio slabs (I used to have some of those at my last house which was built the same year as this one – 1958!)

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Round, round, round – as far as the eye can see…

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Circular kitchen with round center island…

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And I’m guessing this tiny room (below) is the “.1” of a bathroom that the listing mentions:

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Good Lord! That’s a creative use of space if I’ve ever seen one!

The round bedroom is a lot more spacious:

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This house is just so sociable – I can envision the soirees it has hosted over the years…

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Even though there is an abundance of roundness in this home, I don’t think it is overpowering. Every room on the interior is full of rectangular brick and tile – so there are a lot of straight edges in this round home. The angular brick and tile-work seem to balance out the larger circular patterns.

Even the patio is nicely balanced:

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For more information on the Orcutt House (and many more photos) see the listing here.

Wishing you a balanced day!

(because nobody wants to be too round… or too square)  😉

 

 

 

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