Just when I begin to think that there must be no more time capsule houses left, we a get a wave where they are coming at us from every direction. I try to parse them out on the blog, but lately I can’t keep up — so I’m grooving to the beat, and here’s our third time capsule house in the span of a week. Outside, it’s: deceptively ‘normal’. But inside, it’s: A 1970 gem of an original-owner home in Skokie, Illinois, where listing agent Sarah Rothschild tells me she entered and won her first and only disco dancing contest! Yes, the was the coolest house in the neighborhood, party central. I’d call this interior design exceptionally refined 1970s — oh my word, is that a set of Warren Platner coffee- and side tables? And those sofa sectionals, you’re gonna swoon! Come inside and join the party –>
From the listing:
- Price: $425,000
- Square footage: 1,720
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2 full/1 half
- Year built: 1970
Grand, contemporary custom-built with oversized rooms, one of Skokie’s finest homes. This is a great Devonshire Highlands split in terrific condition. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sub-basement, 2 car attached garage, several open entertaining spaces. The open floor plan, huge eat-in kitchen and huge family room are unlike most of what you see these days. Fantastically well-kept & mechanically up-to-date. Master bedroom with bonus space, two over-sized closets and en suite full bath with walk-in shower. Sunken Living Room, Spacious Dining Room, Double Ovens, Wet Bar, Large Foyer, A 10+!
Above: See! Gorgeous! Sarah says the interiors are all original, including the paint colors. Is that an Arco floor lamp? Oh my! These babies are $3,000 today at Design Within Reach.
Above: Those are likely Platner coffee and side tables — one of my all-time favorites.
Above: Day beds with bolsters arranged at 90-degree angle to each other so that you could use them as a sofa. Look carefully [click the photo to enlarge it if you’re on a desktop] and see how the one on the right tucks under the specially-sized end table. My mother-in-law had this exact arrangement in her apartment. I wish I had that table! This is a brilliant way to do a guest room/office. Oh. And that wallpaper. Oh and: We finally see some shag carpet!
Above: This looks to be the basement. This must be where Sarah won the disco dance contest. She told by phone that this was a friend’s house. It was unlike any other house in the neighborhood, an it’s where all the kids hung out. The dad owned a chain of blue jean stores. “He was the cool dad,” Sarah said. Indeed.
- See the listing here.
- Thanks to listing agent Sarah Rothschild for permission to show the listing photos. See her website here.