That 70s Ski Chalet — groovalicious time capsule house — 22 photos

mid-century-living-room-with-freestanding-fireplaceTour-a-Time-CapsuleThis stunning 1979 time capsule ski chalet in Ontario has a fabulous open layout with walls of windows to magnificent mountain views. Cool mid century details can be found around every corner — including a freestanding orange fireplace, a smoky bittersweet orange built-in sofa sectional, gorgeous tile and vinyl floors, and even a suit of armor to guard over it all. Thanks to reader Matt who alerted us to this groove pad — currently listed for sale by Diana Monteith with Remax.


From the listing:

Price: $449,900
Year Built: 1979
Square feet: 2,099
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2

Home/chalet with fantastic views of Horseshoe’s Ski Hill & sunsets. Architecturally unique custom designed. UV coated windows with a view from all main upper rooms & deck. Get lost in this retreat, set up on a hill with a very private setting. Custom hight end touches throughout. Master with ensuite. oversized main floor bathroom with separate shower, tub, double sinks & sauna. Family room with built in leather couches.

mid-century-dining-areaThe kitchen and dining room are just as amazing as the living area — walls of windows give way to treehouse views of the forest below. The angular walls and ceilings give a very modern feel to this house, yet the original vintage details make it feel comfortable and homey.

mid-century-retro-70s-kitchenThe kitchen cabinetry matches what can be found in the main floor bathroom, and sports a large range hood that mimics the shape of the freestanding fireplace. We’re thinking that the wallpaper in this space is NOT vintage.

brady-bunch-retro-bathroomBut the wallpaper in this space — yes! And it coordinates with the vinyl flooring! Quite possibly the coolest room in the house is the main floor bath — which looks like it may be just off the entryway — and even has a sauna. Both the floor and walls are adorned with squares filled with organic orange, brown and reddish orange shapes. We’re guessing the walls are wallpapered and the floor is a sheet vinyl. I love the pattern — too bad they don’t still make them like this. One thing is for sure — whoever built this house loved orange.

mid-century-wall-tile-70sNot every 70s ski chalet has a suit of armor guarding the entry — but doesn’t he look perfect while doing it?

brutalist-mid-century-front-doorAnother favorite detail is the front door — which looks like it is wood with brutalist three-dimensional metal tiles affixed to the front.

A huge thanks goes out to Diana Monteith — the listing agent and photographer of this amazing mid century home — for allowing us to feature this property here on Retro Renovation. If you are interested in seeing this property, contact Diana at (705) 725-2217 or email her ad dm@remax.net.

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  1. Mammagrande says:

    We enjoy looking at churches, guessing times built/updated (or not). Our favorites are the ones with the floating staircases, yellowish stainedglass with the red streaks suggesting flames, original orange shag carpet, period furniture….the 60s was such a great time for this. Enjoy looking at your site, just stumbled on in and felt amazingly at home, thank you.

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