Skip to comments.Dramatic 1959 split level time capsule house in same family for 55 years -- 55 photos
Posted on 05/25/2014 10:26:28 PM PDT by lowbridge
A hot tip from reader Abigail lead us to this 5,153 sq. ft., impeccably maintained and impeccably detailed 1959 split level time capsule home, listed for sale in Kettering, Ohio. The home has an impressive collection of original bathrooms three full and two half filled with stunning mosaic tile walls, walk-in sunken showers, double vintage laminate vanities with colorful sinks and some amazing wallpaper. Throughout the house, stunning stone and brick walls seem to await around every corner, along with many other fantastic midcentury details, preserved and loved by the large family that called this house their home since the day they moved in 55 years ago, in 1959. Wow.
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AAAUUGGHHH! MY EYES! MY EYES! LOL
The bathroom wallpaper is a little “busy”.
Love the piranha pine though.
This house MUST have inspired Oscar Wilde’s last words, “Either this wallpaper goes or I do.”
There are numbers of similar mid-century (often called “Eichler” homes—I assume after the designer/architect out there in CA. If such a home was built in OH, I assume it would be a little more stoutly built. Other than the bathrooms, they look pretty cool.
But you go to renovate anything in such a home, and I mean anything...and your nightmare will begin with great vengeance.
Love it! Not long ago, we had a client with a similar home. One bathroom was “pink” tile, fixtures, and a huge corner tub; the other was turquoise. Lots of stone, wood paneling, etc. The best part; the kid’s rooms had been preserved with all of the toys, 60’s era rock posters, etc.
The furniture was Mid-Century modern and matched throughout the house (dining room, bedrooms, occasional tables all from the same “collection).
Fun to see!
Cool I like it!!! Just my era!!!
Taboola is a fun site I stumbled on, to view fabulous homes.
First thing I thought of when I saw the wallpaper. I'll have to check the house out.
I have a sunken shower similar to that and have been wondering about using it as a large bath although one person advised that the tiles would not support the weight of a large amount of water.
I figured the original builder may have been elderly or handicapped as it has a railing leading down the steps to the bottom.
Price: $325,000 is a BARGAIN!
Wallpaper that says "get your nasty business done and get out NOW!"
Listed at $325k with an annual property tax bill of 6,479. And if you track down the property records you'll see a great last name for the owner.
I hope the new buyer doesn’t change a thing about it.
The same house would be well over a million in a more desirable city.
Not dissing Kettering. I have relatives that live right down the street from this house. The neighborhood is very nice.
Perfect, manicured lawns and well maintained homes.
I might replace one or two carpets in the house, but that’s it. Is there a basement? Any pictures of the garage?
Amazing. I could sell my dump of a house, move into that one and still have a $100k to spend. Amazing all of the space it has! I wish they had a photo of the kitchen.
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