This home, built in 1956 by Harrisburg architect Duryea Cameron, is a striking example of mid-century modern design, with an updated interior to suit today’s family life.

The property, at 5.17 acres, offers the scenic beauty of a valley and surrounding mountains, daily sightings of a variety of wildlife and close proximity to nearby state and county parks. It is also minutes from the restaurants and amenities of the city of Harrisburg.

The exterior is striking with a detached open garage with lines leading directly to the main entrance with a covered walkway extending from a garage roof. The vertical support posts for the garage and for the second story patio of the house, and other areas, are cedar cladding. The home’s redwood exterior is painted in a matching color that includes the garage.

Inside, the house unfolds in a spacious version of a duplex. The updated open kitchen, with granite counters, a marble backsplash, bar seating, stainless steel appliances, and a custom hood that matches the cabinetry, sits to the left of a first level fireplace.

The kitchen opens onto a dining room, lit by a wall of windows and a door to the backyard.

An open plan living room is on the next level off the kitchen / diner. The living room has an open feel with a partially open wall leading to the foyer and kitchen, and a wall of windows and doors leading to the second story deck on the opposite wall. The bedroom has a fireplace and built-in lights.

The master bedroom, master bathroom and another room, currently used as an office space, could be used as another bedroom. Doors open between rooms and there are doors for a separate entrance to either bedroom and the bathroom, allowing circular flow in this area.

The two bedrooms and the hallway have plenty of cupboards and a dressing room. The full master bathroom has been updated with a new vanity and a tiled shower.

The next floor has three bedrooms and a full bathroom. Each bedroom is flooded with light from a number of windows and each has ample storage space.

The finished lower level of exit includes a utility room with cabinets, countertop and utility sink. There is a family room with level access to the front yard, a bedroom with walk-in closet and a full bathroom.

Located at 430 Fishing Creek Valley Road in Middle Paxton Township, the house is listed at $ 550,000, with a pending sale, by Phillip G. Vander Kraats, an agent for Keller Williams of Central PA.

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