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July 16, 2017

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Fridley, Minnesota

By MidModMichelle

Hey folks! Well last week sure was exciting! Let’s catch our breath this week with a perfectly adorable mid-century modest sent in by reader Emily M. Flat roof✔️ stacked stone✔️ built-in planter by the door✔️ We’re off to a good start! Hopefully the buyer will love it as is instead of “bringing their updating ideas”! Let’s take a look!

This home is located at 1646 Gardena Ave NE, Fridley, Minnesota on a lovely lot that backs up to a nature center. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,054 square foot home built in 1953 that is being offered at $245,000. The listing is courtesy of William Bomberg at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. For more information and additional photos you can check out the listing here. From the listing:

MID CENTURY MODERN! ORIGINAL OWNERS…HUGE .55 ACRE LOT 81’X300′ LOT BACKS UP TO INNSBRUCK NATURE CENTER. 3 BEDROOMS ON MAIN LEVEL. 4TH BEDROOM DOWN LACKS EGRESS WINDOW. 2 FIRE PLACES. 1 BLOCK TO TOTINO-GRACE HIGH SCHOOL. BRING YOUR UPDATING IDEAS.

ADDITIONAL EXTERIOR

(Would love to see that cute front door a bright color! I know storm doors are super functional but it does detract a bit. I’d take down the ramp too.)

LIVING ROOM

(Such a pretty fireplace wall and the room divider built-in is 😍😍)

DINING ROOM & KITCHEN

(I bet there are hardwoods under the carpet!)

(I could overlook the petite galley layout for those beautiful original cabinets!)

BEDROOMS

(I love how all the bedrooms are wood paneled with built-ins closets/shelves!)

REC ROOM

(Totally fun rec room with the original fireplace, paneling and VCT! Yay!)

What did y’all think about this cutie?? I do wish every listing would include photos of all the rooms. Given that the home is mostly a time capsule, I’m dying to see those bathrooms!

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6 Responses to Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Fridley, Minnesota

  1. Dan Reply

    July 16, 2017 at 7:03 am

    A flat roof? In Minnesota? hmmmmmm Otherwise, could be a real charmer.

  2. Sandi Reply

    July 16, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Bathrooms? I just cringed at the “updating ideas” comment. I wouldn’t change a thing as long as the plumbing and electric were updated. Yes, the door needs to be a pop of color. I love this house! It reminds me of the one where I grew up. Thanks for posting it.

  3. DC Dutcher Reply

    July 16, 2017 at 9:26 am

    The virtual tour gives a glimpse of the bathrooms, fyi.

    • MidModMichelle Reply

      July 16, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Thanks for the tip!! 🙂

  4. Cheryl H Reply

    July 17, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Flat roof anywhere is just looking to leak. But a pitched roof would really change the look of the house.
    It really is pretty.

  5. Nordeast Bea Reply

    July 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    I live close by and the lot and house are a real gem, waiting from someone to give it MCM love. Thank you for capturing it before some flipper gets ahold of it.

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