Our realtor friend Jeffrey Hogue is at it again — sharing his photos of yet another awe-inducing retro time capsule listing with the appreciative Retro Renovation tribe. This time, the home is a warm and inviting 1978 ranch in the forest, located in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania. This groovy time capsule is filled to the brim with cozy wood paneling, vintage wallpaper, pinch pleat draperies and yes — even a fantastic plaid wall-to-wall carpeting. (See our stories about where to find plaid carpet today, here.) Let’s take a look at this woodsy, retro retreat, shall we?
- Price: $239,900
- Square feet: 2,282
- Year built: 1978
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2.5
Country rancher on private lot located in Maidencreek Township, Berks County, PA. Total square footage listed includes 782 square feet of living space in finished walkout basement. More features coming soon. Until then, enjoy the great home photos.
- 2 Full Baths & 1 Powder Room
- 36 x 8 Wood Deck
- Concrete Patio
- 24 x 24 Detached Two-Car Garage
- 15.9 x 28.0 Basement Garage/Workshop
- 39.7 x 21.10 Three-Car Garage With Openers
- 2,282 Square Feet of Living Space. Includes 782 sq ft in finished basement. Home hand measured.
The kitchen is loaded with modern country charm. Durable-looking plank wood cabinets (plank style cabinet doors are one of Pam’s favorites — a pretty timeless style, she says), along with a wood paneled soffit, a range hood with decorative scalloping, and exposed beams really make this kitchen special. With a layout that must be fabulous for cooking and entertaining, how could you not love this space?
The home’s garage doors are treated with the same siding as the house, only used on a diagonal. This siding treatment really helps the doors to blend in with the home’s exterior instead of taking too much attention away from the entry — a smart design feature for a home with six garages.
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