Snaps to reader Andrew, who let us know about this 1962 Norfolk, Virginia time capsule home, listed for sale by realtor Mick Shaw. The home retains most of its original details, including a fabulous mid-century modern room divider/planter, an amazing built-in Nutone entertainment system, original lighting, and two sets of sparkle gold laminate counter tops — one white, one pink. Thanks to some great photography courtesy of Tom Benvenuto, real estate agent and architectural photographer in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we can all admire this home’s classic mid-century charm.
Above: The house is lovely on the outside… but wait ’til you get inside…
You’ve gotta love that slate flooring in the entryway and those original pendant light fixtures, but the real showpiece of the space is this unusual mid-century modern room divider. Not only does the divider add pattern and interest to the home’s entry, it also is a planter with a floor to ceiling shelf detail.
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From the listing:
- Price: $175,000
- Year built: 1962
- Square footage: 1,973
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2.5
Stunning mid century modern brick ranch with an incredible retro personality. Very unique architecture and gardens. Cathedral ceilings, huge windows, new roof-carport and double patio on wood lot.
The home’s main living space boasts a huge brick fireplace and a super cool built in Nutone radio/intercom system.
Could those doors be for a built-in record player and record storage? Looks like there might be even a speaker built into the fireplace.
A blue and white vintage bathroom with a mosaic floor tile pattern we’ve never seen before – nice!… Hall Mack integrated toothbrush holder and what looks to be a sleek laminate vanity that appears to be original.
Don’t worry, there’s a pink bathroom too — one that has a pink sparkle laminate counter top.
The home’s exterior landscaping details like the unusual circular cement raised garden bed near the front door. I’m already trying to figure out how to construct one of these at my house.
What a beautiful — and livable — mid-century house. Clearly loved, and maintained by its owners over the years. 🙂
Mega thanks to Realtor Mick Shaw for allowing us to feature this home and to real estate agent and architectural photographer Tom Benvenuto for supplying us with a photo tour of the property.
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