Time Capsule tips keep pouring in from readers — and we keep chasing ’em. The latest property — listed for sale in North Richland Hills, TX by Re/Max Trinity agent Malyn Powers — was a tip from reader Leni. Even though the house is in need of some maintenance work — it is still an excellent specimen of mid century and postmodern design details. When I contacted Malyn, she said the response generated by this property has been amazing. Thanks to the excellent photos — taken by photographer Evan Godwin from Chateau Shooters — that we’ve gotten permission to share with you, it is possible for all of us to get a tour of this charming mid century ranch house.
From the listing:
- Price: $95,000
- Year Built: 1953
- Square Footage: 2,379
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
Description: If Retro Chic is your style, this is a must see! House is funky, so come with your imagination. The property needs work, so it may not be for the faint at heart. Original, one owner home is now part of an estate. Sold as is. Beneficiary is ready for sale, so bring offers!
Looks like the original 1953 kitchen got a remodel in the late 1960s or early 1970s. If you are a fan of pattern — it’s amazing. There is pattern everywhere — the walls, the floor, the tile counter tops and back splash — and yet all of these designs have been skillfully selected to work together. If you look closely, you can even see the iron work on the right of the photo above — shaped to also complement the patterns on the tile counter tops and flooring.
I especially love the curved shelf — it must have been tricky to lay the tile counter tops and have it turn out nicely. It looks like there is an opening above the built in wall oven — maybe room for a microwave? And note: The wood tone shade of this cabinetry — it fits our definition of “timeless.”
The living room is a nice size and appears to get plenty of natural light. The asymmetrical irregular brick fireplace adds grandeur to the room without overpowering it and the stone floor inset makes the room extra special. We wonder: Is a complete stone floor under the carpet?
Another, much larger fireplace is present in the den — along with a groovy wet bar, yet another tile backsplash and fantastic high relief cabinetry and doors — which I’m guessing must have been specially made for this space. What a spectacular space — Mediterranean design done right!
Holey bathrooms — look at that metallic wallpaper. And, the skinny window with tiny custom pinch pleat curtains is terrific. And look — there must have been some fancy folks living here — they even have a bidet.
There are geometric details everywhere in this house — my favorite of them all has to be this privacy fence in the back yard.
It looks like whoever made this put up evenly spaced wooden sections and then cut out two different rectangles — repeating them on either side of the fence for a finished look on both sides. This fantastic fence has my wheels spinning — maybe I can construct something like this for my yard.
Again, a huge thanks goes out to the listing agent Malyn Powers for letting us feature this property. Mega thanks to Evan Godwin from Chateau Shooters photography for supplying us with extra large photos for this post and the slideshow below.
Interested in this property?
- Contact Malyn Powers at (817) 996-6719 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
- View the listing here
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