January 30, 2014Mid Century Modern Phoenix Time Capsule House…..That WAS For Sale!
By Sara In AZ
As most of you already know Mike and I are on this epic house hunt for a 50s/60s time capsule house. I comb through the new listings in the Phoenix metro area everyday….usually twice a day. A while back this awesome mid century time capsule popped up that I went crazy-balls over. As I scoured the pictures I was already mentally moving us into the house! I got very excited and thought it could work even though it was a bit smaller than we had originally wanted. I e-mailed my agent about the house and she immediately e-mailed me back saying ‘this wasn’t really the area we wanted to relocate to’. I mapped the house out and she was right….let’s just say this poor house is located in a somewhat less than desirable area of South Phoenix and we’ll just leave it at that. That said I thought y’all would still like to see the pics….it is a cool house!
This house was built in 1956 and has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and is 1,884 sq feet. This house sold for $225,000.
I know it is hard to tell from this picture, but to the right of the front door was this super amazing stone accent wall that jutted out from the house…..WAY cool!
From the listing
MID-CENTURY MODERN CLASSIC located on over an acre of land; your very own mini-ranch with irrigation and Magnificent Mountain Views. The front entry opens to a gracious living room with a two-way Quartz Rock fireplace that’s stunning. The Kitchen has the original ˜pink” stove and opens to a generous sized family room. Dining and living rooms in separate areas. Tons of storage with built in cupboards/drawers PLUS tons of potential with so many original fixtures still in place! Create your own Mid-Century Masterpiece! NEW items: AC Unit, Gas Water Heater, Roof 2011 and fresh interior paint. This home has unlimited potential and can turn into a home owners great pride! No HOA! Hurry and make this one yours!
The landscaping definitely needed some work and there was no real driveway – just dirt, but I could see the potential.
Here is another view of the front – you can see that stone accent wall a bit better from this view.
This would be your view as soon as you walk in the front door. Lay down some hardwoods and I am all set to go……and all that stone…swoon!
The view towards the front window, with the dining area up those stairs.
You can just barely see the front door entrance in this view…..that entry light….LOVE!
View towards the front door entrance.
A front view of the fireplace – I LOVE the it is a double fireplace!
A closer view of the dining room.
The dining room looking into the kitchen.
This is the other side of the fireplace…..in what would be the family room area I guess. There are bi-fold doors on either side of the fireplace so this room could be sectioned off from the front formal areas. Also, I adore that wood ceiling area above the fireplace and how it has the built-in lighting.
A view to the back porch from the family room.
Pull down light! View towards the bedroom hallway and a small dining area.
The kitchen……wheeeeeeeee…..pink appliances!!!!!!!
The wood cabinets might need a bit of cleaning, but they look in really great shape to me.
One of the bedrooms.
The sink vanity and toilet in this bathroom had been replaced – bummer.
The cute built in vanity was still intact though!
Acres and acres of built-in cabinets and storage in the hall! AMAZING!!!
The master bathroom….I personally LOVE this vanity and all the lights!
There was a ‘Roman’ type tub/shower in the master bath.
The back porch was amazeballs and was SO huge…..it had the original red stain concrete too and it looked like it was in perfect shape!
So sad that it was not in a better area, I hope the news owners love it just the way it is!
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