Monday, September 20, 2010

1957 Ranch House

Take a look at this large 1957 ranch house that's currently for sale in our neighborhood.
There was an open house on Sunday, and I went nuts when I saw all the original features in this house. Hopefully, the person who buys it will appreciate them, too.
The house has nearly 3300 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a 2 car garage, and it sits on a 1/2 acre of land. I'm not the associated with the realtor, but if you would like to see the listing, here is a link.
 The house has the original Nu-Tone door chime and clock.
A built-in planter divides the living room and the dining room. Many musicians entertained in  this house, including Dizzy Gillespie. It's said that he cut his hand on this planter.
This pink and black bathroom is one of 3 bathrooms in the house. Aside from the wallpaper, it appears that everything is original to the house. 
It has a pink sink, toilet, and corner tub. 
These towel rings are just like the ones in our house, except they're black with gold glitter. Ours are clear with gold glitter. 
One of the bedrooms has a built-in vanity with a pink tile countertop and vintage bullet wall sconces. There are 3 closets in this room with their original doors and hardware. 
This unusual ceiling fixture is in one of the bedrooms. All of the ceiling fixtures appear to be original to the house. 
One of the most unusual features of the house is the large bar area. 
The circular wet-bar has 1950s Formica countertops and a Nu-Tone appliance center built into the countertop. The knobs on the cabinets are surely original. 
The curved built-in seat is one of two in the bar area. The backs of the seats are covered in pink boomerang Formica. 
A brass starburst escutcheon adorns a doorknob on the interior of the house. 
This bathroom has burgundy and peach tile, with matching peach fixtures, including a corner bathtub.

The third bathroom is tiled in a pretty shade of green. 
It has a green corner sink, and the original light fixture, medicine cabinet, soap holder, toothbrush holder, and Nu-Tone fan. 
This bathroom has floral accent tile, and a lucite towel ring with gold glitter. This towel ring is identical to some of the towel rings in our house. 
I just hope that the person who buys this house will not destroy all of the cool things found inside. 

4 comments:

vegan.vintagette said...

Holy crap! Only $187K? What a steal. I just purchased an 833 sq ft home in California for nearly the same price.

I'm drooling over many of those original features. Thanks for sharing!

Melzaelf said...

*Gasp* I wish I could live there, it is so amazing I would think I was in heaven! =D

Straight Talking Mama! said...

OMG I need that house!!! Whaaaaa

Mel Bean said...

Wow! My parents live in your neighborhood, I used to live in Lortondale, and I've driven by this house and wondered about it many times. Thanks for sharing the photos! I LOVE it and I agree- whoever buys this house better appreciate all the gems!

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