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May 6, 2010

Sara’s (Almost) House in Colorado!

By Sara In AZ






OK, so a while back Mike and I were possibly going to be moving to Colorado. With the possibility of a move, I started checking out real estate online a bit north of the Denver area. Well, I came across this Mid-Century Dream House in Fort Collins, Colorado – which is about an hour north of downtown Denver. My Mom was living in the Denver area at the time (my aunt and uncle also live there) so I begged, and I pleaded for her to go check out this house for me – and she did! Thanks Mom! Unfortunately, Mom is not as much of a psycho picture taker as I am, so there are not that many pictures to show you all…………..but you will get the idea anyway. Man, I probably would have been in this place all day long taking pictures, they would have had to drag me outta’ here. This house was built in1960 and is a total time capsule!

The first pic is the only pic I have of the front of the house. That is the real estate agent and my cousin walking up the path.

These super awesome decorative blocks were in the front entry, just beside the front door.

In the formal living room the whole wall had this awesome flagstone fireplace and built in blonde bookshelf/cabinets.

Check out that awesome original light fixture in the formal dining room! The ceiling for both the formal living room and formal dining room was covered in this tongue and groove blonde wood with these awesome beams. Oh my gosh, I am in love!

It is kitchen time! And the kitchen does not disappoint. It also had the tongue and groove blonde wood with the awesome beams! As you can see it also had the original light fixtures and the original birch cabinets. Just lovely! I wonder if that counter top is gold flecked Formica??? I’ll just bet it is.

Here is the other side of the kitchen.  This side backed up to the flagstone fireplace and had a cute little indoor grill!

Here is a picture of one of the bathrooms! Hooray for turquoise! Check out that turquoise toilet in the mirror and the gold fleck Formica counter top! I think I have gone to retro heaven!

Here is the pink bathroom! I SOOOO wish that I had more pics to show y’all. Mom said that it had all pink fixtures though. Check out the cool decorative tile in the shower.

Here is a pic of the back of the house. Love, love, love those original light fixtures!!!

Finally, here is a floor plan of the house that the real estate agent sent to me. It will give you a pretty good idea of the layout of the house.

So, this house was for sale alllllllll the way back in September 2006 (gosh time flies!) – that is when I was looking at it anyway, for I *think* around $280,000. We obviously never moved there or I would be writing to you all from Sara’s retro dream land right now. He He!  I was totally in love with this time capsule house and I tried to keep track of it to see if/when it ever sold, but I do not think it ever did sell. I think the owners just pulled it off the market and have held onto it ever since. I sincerely hope if they ever do sell it that it goes to someone who adores Mid-Century. Please retro gods – can you hear me???

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4 Responses to Sara’s (Almost) House in Colorado!

  1. sablemable Reply

    May 6, 2010 at 7:11 am


    That house is SOOOOOOOOOOOO you and Mike! OMG, It’s perfect! Wonder what the front door(s) look like.

    Great post!

  2. Andrea Reply

    May 6, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    OMG, that house is GORGEOUS! Too bad you did not end up moving into it!

  3. Annie B. Reply

    May 6, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I’m positively awestruck! SARA! You almost got to live in this dream? Totally beyond my comprhension to actually live in something so infinitely cool. Thanks for sharing all the authentic beauty!

  4. Sara in AZ Reply

    May 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Sable – I wish I knew what the front door looked like, I’m sure it was original! If only I could have been there that day and taken all the pics………

    Andrea – I really loved that house, it would have been great to live in it!

    Annie B. – I really glad you enjoyed all the pics! I am hoping to someday find something approaching the coolness of this house to live in. 🙂

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