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September 14, 2012

Won’t You Be My Neighbor Friday Edition! Park Hills, Missouri

By Sablemable


Retro Ruth received an email from one of our readers, Michele and here’s the conversation in a nutshell.

Hi Ruth!
I have found a great house for "Won’t you be my neighbor"! My aunt has put her house on the market and it is one of the most unusual mid-century modern houses that I have ever been in. The man who built the house owned the local concrete company so he built his house for his family (in 1957 I believe) entirely out of concrete! The walls are solid concrete, the floors, the ceiling, you name it. She has made a few change/upgrades to the house but it still retains its MCM feel. The eat in kitchen and bathrooms have all original tile, there are stamped concrete planters in front of the house and glass block in the kitchen above the sink. It is truly an amazingly unusual house.

A photo of the home was featured on a 1957 calendar and Retro Ruth asked Michele about it.  Here’s Michele’s reply.

It was a calendar that the builder/owner put out for his concrete company and he used his home for the image. This is a one of a kind home. I don’t know if he was hoping others would build their homes using his concrete or if it was just a cheap material. My aunt would know more if you want to talk to her, I can give you her email address. I bet she would be open to answering questions. She is an amazing woman and loves stuff from the 50’s too!

Now for the 4-1-1 on today’s home!  Built in 1953, the home is located at 8 Davis Court and sits upon 13.9 acres.  There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3,804 square feet.  And interesting and very MCM feature of this home is the gas boiler for radiant heat in the floors.  Nice!  The price for all of this space is $250,000.00 and Wilkinson & Associates Real Estate, 704-493-4547, has the listing.

Photos are courtesy of Trulia (www.trulia.com).
















This is a beautiful home and I love the pink and blue bathroom and sandstone brick fireplace!

What are your thoughts, readers?


Michele, thank you sooo much for sending us this home to feature!


Readers, just a reminder that we welcome your submissions on anything and everything mid-century modern, so don’t hold back!

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5 Responses to Won’t You Be My Neighbor Friday Edition! Park Hills, Missouri

  1. Sara In AZ Reply

    September 14, 2012 at 1:03 pm


    I love that pink bathtub!!!!!!

  2. Jen Reply

    September 14, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Oh, that’s wonderful! The fireplace…and almost fourteen acres? Sign me up, Missouri!

  3. Michele Reply

    September 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Thank you for featuring my aunt’s house! I am just thrilled that I was able to share this unusual home with other MCM lovers!

  4. Mary Toodles Reply

    September 15, 2012 at 4:49 am

    I’d like to hope more than a few Tupperware parties were held here. Neat house. Love the “Cinderella” pink corner bathtub!!! (I think it’s called the Mayflower now?)…

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