$699K residence options putting midcentury design, thriller architect

2025 SE Brown’s Woods Ln., West Des Moines

A first-rate instance of mid-century fashionable structure is on the market in West Des Moines, inbuilt 1964 for a former director of the Des Moines Artwork Heart

Positioned throughout from the 486-acre Brown’s Woods, Iowa’s largest city forest, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,939-square-foot ranch house is hidden from view by itself 0.76-acre, tree-filled lot.

Restored over the past two years, former Des Moines Artwork Heart director Thomas Stansbury Tibbs initially laid declare to the putting design. However regardless of continued efforts looking out archives, metropolis information and native architectural information, no paperwork to again up his assertion has but been discovered.

“It’s a really unknown thriller,” mentioned Rhiannon Barbour, who’s representing the vendor.

Home of former Des Moines Art Center director for sale at 2025 SE Brown's Woods Lane.

Admitting the house’s model appeals to an unique sector of the market, Barbour is assured the suitable homebuyer will ultimately be discovered.

“I really like the simplicity, how understated it’s, however it’s lovely,” she mentioned.

Tibbs was the Artwork Heart’s director from 1960-68 and was instrumental in hiring New York Metropolis architect I.M. Pei to create a $1.6 million addition to the Artwork Heart. Pei’s 18,000-square-foot wing debuted in October 1968, that includes an uncovered concrete exterior that supplied an instantaneous distinction to architect Eliel Saarinen’s 20-year previous constructing.

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