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September 23, 2011

What’s Behind Those MCM Doors?

By Sablemable aka Jan


As I sit here, recovering from an upper respiratory infection (still!), I was thinking of something to post for today.  Then I remembered how frustrated I’ve been while searching for time capsule homes to feature on Sunday and discovering that whenever I found the perfect MCM home, there are little to no photos available.  Fudge.

So I dug out a few examples to show you.

The first set of photos are courtesy of Keller Williams (www.kw.com).


This 1955 brick ranch in Livonia, Michigan really wigs me!  The description says, “Hard to find unaltered beauty,” and “Step back in time.” 



In Franklin Township, Michigan, this 1955 brick ranch is just waiting for someone to love it the way it is, unconditionally.  You can barely see the original aluminum storm door behind the pine tree.



In Dearborn, Michigan, this 1954 brick ranch looks like it’s saying, “Come on in, check me out!”   Well, if only there were some photos……….



The description on this 1958 Atlanta, Georgia home says, “Enjoy this beautifully preserved 1950s traditional ranch style home,” and, “Authentic in every way.”   Be still my beating heart!



Get out your hankies, guys, as you will surely cry your eyes out over these two (2) Atlanta, Georgia homes.

Number 1 was built in 1950.



Number 2 was built in 1952.



So why the hankies, you ask?  Both are described as “tear downs.”  Waaaaaaaah!


The last set of photos are courtesy of Realtor (www.realtor.com) and are located in my neck of the woods.


In Benton Harbor, Michigan, this 1956 contemporary home is described as “Vintage, as most of its original design remains intact.”   Oh, Lord, I’m choking.



Another Benton Harbor home is this 1960 quad-level down by the river.  Do you think I’d raise suspicion if I brought a ladder to peek into the windows? 



And, finally, this 1966 brick ranch in St. Joseph, Michigan.


Oh, the pain!  Oh, the agony! 


I hope I didn’t ruin your weekend, readers.Embarrassed smile

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3 Responses to What’s Behind Those MCM Doors?

  1. Betty Crafter Reply

    September 23, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Why why WHY?? Who doesn’t include shots of the inside?? Ridiculous. And why are most of these homes in Michigan? Apparently that’s where Sara should be looking!

  2. Sara in AZ Reply

    September 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I hate when the Realtors are to scared to put pics in the listings. I suppose they just cannot fathom that some people might just like the “original design”! I say get that ladder girl!

    Betty – So true, SO true!

  3. Andrea Reply

    September 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Saaaaaaable! You’re killing me, here! I would have to say when realtors do not put photos is definitely at the top of my list of pet peeves, I swear! This is exactly why I haven’t found any good time capsules from this area to send you yet!

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