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Trailer to treasure

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It may look odd -- like a collision between a motor home and a Modern home -- but Bauhaus legend Marcel Breuer’s Wolfson Trailer House is now a collectible. On Sunday, Wright, the Chicago-based auction house, will sell this unique property to the highest bidder.

Designed and built from 1949 to 1951, the two-story cantilevered home surrounds a 1948 Royal Mansion Spartan trailer, which has been outfitted with a new kitchen. The property, on a 10-acre parcel in Dutchess County, N.Y., also includes an artist’s studio designed in 1960.

The pre-auction estimate is $1 million to $1.5 million -- sounds like a deal, but even for midcentury-architecture-obsessed Angelenos, it’s a heck of a commute. Last year, the Los Angeles 1958 Pierre Koenig Case Study House No. 21 fetched a little more than $3.1 million at a Wright auction. For information and to bid on the Wolfson Trailer House, visit www.wright20.com. -- David A. Keeps

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