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July 28, 2013

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Time Capsule With Turquoise Appliances in Riverside, CA

By RetroRuth

This house looks so fun. This home in Riverside, CA has some great stone and lots of original details, including a turquoise wall oven!


This home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and is approximately 2,500 square feet. It was built in 1961, it is being sold by Coldwell Banker and the asking price is $389,000.


From the listing:

Check out this Mad Men era, Mid Century Modern beauty. Dramatic Zig Zag Roofline/Ceiling graces the front half of this Custom Single Story home in the Victoria Woods area of Riverside. Walls of windows would open to an amazing view if you trim the foliage that is now providing privacy. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has almost 2500 sf ready for you to call home. The large kitchen is a time capsule of Turquoise fixtures, Oven, Stove-top and Sink. Cabinets and counters are in great shape. Guest Bath also has Turquoise Tub, Sink & Commode. King Size Master suite has large walk in closet with built in dresser, huge sliding window, large bathroom with vanity area. 2 Bedrooms share a Jack N Jill Bath. Inside Laundry Room. Large Patio area great for entertaining or BBQS. Huge Living Room has rock wall with Fireplace, open to Dining area. This great example of the “Googie” Style of Architecture in the Space Race era.

Living Room

Living Room II

Living Room



Kitchen II

Breakfast Bar


Bathroom II

Bathroom III





So, what do you guys think? Pretty cute, huh? The kitchen and great room area is phenomenal!

Lately I have been finding a lot of homes that have original details, but just not enough to be considered a time capsule. But since we all love to see original details even if the house isn’t perfect, I decided I would start including the homes that didn’t make the Won’t You Be My Neighbor cut this week!

Homes That Didn’t Make The Cut

Pink Bathroom

4633 Tara Dr, Nashville, TN


Living Room

8105 Emigh, Lexington, Michigan (Sold!)

Yellow Bathroom

1912 Norwood Dr, Midland, Michigan


2411 MANOR, Midland

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6 Responses to Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Time Capsule With Turquoise Appliances in Riverside, CA

  1. thatmidcenturyfella Reply

    July 28, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I love all these places! In my opinion, I love the homes that have just a little mid-century left in them. It gives you a chance to save it and build your own mid-century pad off of that. I would be afraid to change anything in this place, but then again who would! No yellow bathroom, vintage staircase, or paneled bedroom is too small to save! 🙂

  2. MadgesHatbox.com Reply

    July 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Very fun house. Are those metal kitchen cabinets in Nashville!

  3. Sara In AZ Reply

    July 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Oh wow, this house is all sorts of amazing!!! Love!!!!!

  4. tammyCA Reply

    July 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Kudos to the listing description for emphasizing the “googie style” Mad Men era..instead of making it sound like it needs “updating”. Let’s hope those awful people from the HGTV “Flip or Flop” don’t come calling..they’ll wreck it with their beige/neutral cheap Home Depot style!

  5. Silvercat Reply

    July 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Oh, it’s so perfect. I love the fish scale room dividers. And the kitchen is to die for.

  6. Shawn Norton Reply

    July 30, 2013 at 12:15 am

    That poor kitchen in the Tara Dr house! I’m horrified, but that’s my town and they do it here. The minute a house is considered to be sold, they start throwing granite and beige paont everywhere. It hurts me 🙁

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