June 17, 2010Shen Finds Another Time Capsule!
By Sara In AZ
I have to say that reader Shen must be the “Goddess” of all time capsule spotters! Shen is the one who spotted the time capsule gem with the Starburst door escutcheon a few weeks back. Click HERE for a link to that house. Shen recently spotted this totally bomb-a-licious MCM time capsule house in Phoenix, and I knew I had to share it with y’all. I think the only thing that had been updated in this house was the flooring. I have to say that this house would be THE PERFECT HOUSE for Mike and I – if it was not for the $995,000 price tag! EEPS!!!! This house was built in 1956 and has 5 bedrooms and 4,114 sq. feet. On with the tour………………..
The front of the house with awesome brick and stone work. I think(???) the light stone could be limestone – not sure though.
The mailbox was a new, custom made, mailbox- but it looked so cool and MCM I had to take a pic of it.
The front entry also had planters with the same stone as the outside planters.
The original doorbell/clock to the left of the entry.
And now we step down into the formal living room. You can see the fireplace is done in the same fabulous white stone and has a really cool design! Love all the windows! And the lights!
Formal dining room.
Now for the kitchen! I believe the painted wood cabinets were original, but the I do not think the paint was original. Obviously, the appliances and faucet are new and the counter tops were a Corian type material. I have to say for a million dollars I thought the kitchen would be in better shape. You can’t really tell from the pics, but the cabinets were not in that great of shape. The paint was sticky/tacky and you could not close some cabinets or open other ones. Some of the cabinet wood was falling apart too. I thought the kitchen was charming, I guess it just needs some metal cabinets like yours Ruth!
Family room, with cool fireplace.
OK, here is the first of 4 bathrooms. Get out your smelling salts here kids! They have THE BEST shower doors in this house!!!
2nd bathroom. Get a load of the Crane fixtures, I love the faucets! All the bathrooms, except for the yellow one above, had the cool Crane faucets. I believe all the mosaic type tile on the floors and tub surround is new. And, it looks like there was a slight accident with the toilet lid cover – oops!
3rd bathroom. Love the turquoise!
OMG! Really get out your smelling salts now kids, this is the 4th and final bathroom – the master bathroom- and it does not disappoint! PINK, PINK, PINK! This is the pink bathroom of my dreams!
The master closet is HUGE, with TONS of built ins!
Most of the bedrooms had these cool original ceiling lights.
And finally, the backyard. Lovely!
Oh boy, this one is a real doozy! I really do love this house, but it is soooooo far out of our price range we can only dream about it. Who knows, maybe we will win the lottery! I really do hope whoever does get this house really loves all the charm it has to offer and does not rip out all the retro bathrooms. Please, please, please don’t rip out those cool bathrooms!!! Thanks again Shen for an awesome find – keep them coming girl!