July 6, 2011 Silver Spring Maryland

1951 ‘Expandable House’ in Silver Spring – $449K

Expandable House in Silver Spring
I love looking at mid-century modern home plan books and thinking about buying land and actually building one. Here’s a listing in Paint Branch Farms in Silver Spring that was built from plans sold in Parents Magazine. The 1951 rancher known as the “Expandable House” was designed by George Kosmak, a post-war architect, interior and furniture designer, who is known for developing the American Design Institute’s curriculum for industrial design education. The sprawling house on close to an acre has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and is designed around a front court yard. During World War II, Kosmak was involved in camouflage and in the design of military and medical installations. ┬áHe is also noted for designing a lodge on the National Register of Historic Places-designated AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Expandable House Plans 2

The plans for the 1951 house were purchased by the original owners from Parents Magazine.