This reader-submitted home has some… interesting decor choices, but the upstairs bedroom shown above is definitely my favorite.
This bathroom is pretty great too though:
Love the curtains that match the wallpaper.
Also, what’s up with the creepy shed out back with the blacked-out windows?
I’m sure nothing nefarious at all happens there.
This place is worth it just for the beautiful vintage appliances – which look virtually like new, and I’ll bet still work just fine, too. The whole place is jaw-droppingly spotless, ding-less, and – most astounding of all for the period – shows no tobacco smoke stain.
The side-by-side pink stove, the streamlined refrigerators, the wild 70s experiments – it’s another time warp property, and to top shock with awe (or vice versa, it’s a duplex – two kitchens! – that is showing this degree of preservation in both units!
It’s as though both your sets of grandparents aged out in the same property… which, given that these folks seem to have been non-smokers with extremely regular habits, may only just recently have been vacated.
I wonder what the R value is on that carpet.
Anodean – The side-by-side pink stove, the streamlined refrigerators, the wild 70s experiments – it’s another time warp property, and to top shock with awe (or vice versa, it’s a duplex – two kitchens! – that is showing this degree of preservation in both units!
Ditto. I like this place a lot. Some of the color schemes are out there but it looks like someone at some time took a good hard look at each space and filled it with personality. That floral bathroom is a character unto itself.
I especially like the rose ceiling hallway. It isn’t creepy at all. Doesn’t make you think that the rose vines are just waiting for an unsuspecting passer-by to get close enough to grab with thorny vines. Where did they say the previous occupants went?
I think it’s safe to say these folks haven’t cashed in their 401K on redecorating costs. Wow, I was totally having flashbacks to my mom’s 1970s Better Homes & Gardens magazines. In a funky, hipster sort of way it’s actually kinda fun. I wouldn’t mind staying there now and then, but I’m not sure I’d want to live in it. Still, kudos for not being bland!
Heads up – we’ll be on the road for a couple weeks starting the middle of this week. I may be able to check in a few times, but maybe not. I’ll be back though when we get home. :D
@Samme: Um… do you like the rose ceiling or are you being sarcastic? Personally I like it, but I can still appreciate how some might find a bit overwhelming. It’s just that it reminds me of all the fun, funky things I saw in the digs of my college buds, and sometimes did in my own. :)
@Samme:…the rose ceiling hallway. It isn’t creepy at all. Doesn’t make you think that the rose vines are just waiting for an unsuspecting passer-by to get close enough to grab with thorny vines. Where did they say the previous occupants went?
All right, yes, it’s a trap. But, wow!
@Emerald63: Have a nice trip, emerald63. :D
…and if I’m not here when you get back, somebody check that shed in the backyard of that property… they seem finally to have found the right bait to to use on me…
@anodean: Thanks Anodean. I’ll put it on my to-do list for my return. ;)
Actually I like the rose vines. I just felt like being a bit melodramatic that evening.
@Samme: LOL! Ya know, now that I think about it, I almost wonder if there wouldn’t be a bigger chance of *me* feeling creeped out by the painted vines than by real vines. If painted ones *did* start reaching out to get me, I’d *know* something was really, really wrong! :O