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Stunning Mid Century Time Capsule home w/orig appliances FOR SALE
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Post# 719613   12/6/2013 at 15:05 (3,844 days old) by scoots (Chattanooga TN)        

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Have a look at this stunner. How it managed to survive the 70s unmolested is astonishing.



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Post# 719619 , Reply# 1   12/6/2013 at 15:22 (3,844 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Indianapolis, That's Why.

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When I was in Indianapolis a couple of years ago to speak at an Indiana Landmarks event, I was invited on a walking tour of an enclave of midcentury houses.

The state of preservation - and the quality of remodeling that had been done in cases where that was needed - was pretty amazing. Indianapolis is a very heritage-conscious town; there are many eras represented there, and they co-exist peacefully together, each well-preserved.

People there take care of what they've got. It was very nice to see.

P.S.: The house is not as unmolested as all that - there are Avocado majors in the kitchen, albeit well-installed and maintained. I'd also be willing to bet that the carpeting is hiding terrazzo flooring.


Post# 719625 , Reply# 2   12/6/2013 at 15:57 (3,844 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
FABULOUS!!

Absolutely beautiful!!

Post# 719643 , Reply# 3   12/6/2013 at 17:45 (3,844 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        

As large as that kitchen is....makes one wonder why they have the toaster oven sitting on top of the cooktop instead of somewhere along the counter.

Post# 719650 , Reply# 4   12/6/2013 at 19:05 (3,844 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan and Palm Springs, CA)        

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Wow. That looks beautiful. That neighborhood was the height of modernity in that era--the shopping mall (Glendale) was just east of there on Keystone and was built in about 1955.

Post# 719655 , Reply# 5   12/6/2013 at 19:36 (3,844 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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I love it!! The rooms look spacious.

Post# 719662 , Reply# 6   12/6/2013 at 20:17 (3,844 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Well, man! If you like the MODERN LOOK & can AFFORD these places, there are lots of 'em there, from sea to shining sea, lookin' real nice!


-- Dave


Post# 719697 , Reply# 7   12/7/2013 at 02:09 (3,844 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

SUPER!!!The house I wish I could live in!!.NO homes like that in my area!

Post# 719711 , Reply# 8   12/7/2013 at 05:54 (3,844 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
Simply superb..

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now thats a house I could live in as it is though I am not so sure about the pink in the bathroom :o)

 

Austin


Post# 719757 , Reply# 9   12/7/2013 at 11:07 (3,843 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Save the pink bathrooms!

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there's even a website devoted to them!

I love the slanted glass front upper cabinets in the kitchen, a look that was briefly in vogue in the early to mid 50s. That house woas owned by someone with money AND taste, often mutually exclusive concepts.


Post# 719763 , Reply# 10   12/7/2013 at 11:35 (3,843 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
Washdaddy...

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Could the reason for the toaster/oven on the cooktop be that they use it under the hood to take the smoke out?

 

Austin


Post# 719858 , Reply# 11   12/7/2013 at 20:21 (3,843 days old) by washdaddy (Baltimore)        
ozzie- point taken it's a possibility...but...

When photographing a house for sale I would think you would want to take pictures that highlight the features of it, not detract from it.

Kitchen pics would show a nice clean kitchen, uncluttered, with nice looking appliances.

But, I could be mistaken.


Post# 719874 , Reply# 12   12/8/2013 at 02:25 (3,843 days old) by rx7onmymind ()        

My kind of home! Sweet, sweet, sweet. I have a modern home with every bell and whistle and the only thing I thing I like is the central built in vaccume cleaner. Otherwise, when I look it's not the home I grew up in. Probably why I like going to certain estate sales which take me back in time and an appreciation for things that were built right. Also there is that "I remember having that". I like the look of those old fireplaces that had original river rock that people didn't paint over or the green mop string carpet and the reel to reel tapes that my dad used to play. then you have the fake veneer wood paneling, and yes,real textured wall paper. GREAT house. Thanks for the pics!

Post# 719959 , Reply# 13   12/8/2013 at 15:03 (3,842 days old) by bluejay (Havre de Grace, MD)        

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RetroRenovation.com will be running a story tomorrow on this house. I'm hoping they score even more pictures, as it is wonderful!


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