1956 time capsule ranch house, impeccably decorated in French Provincial style

retro-pink-tub-with-plantersTour-a-Time-CapsuleWrapping up a busy week: A very interesting time capsule house in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Listed for sale by realtor Brad Knott, this house is not a true-to-’56 time capsule — there were updates in the 1960s or maybe early 70s that brought in French Provincial style. It makes the blog archive in particular for the amazing master bathroom, with its pretty pink Cinderella bathtub at center stage: Yowza, fabulous! Let’s check out the 25 photos, courtesy of Amoura Productions....

midcentury-pink-bathroomThe vanity in this princess-worthy space also is delicous. Plenty of curves, curtains and pillar-like details make this stunning bathroom a memorable mid mod retreat worthy. And do I spy a crystal chandelier? Wow.

mid-century-brick-ranch-exteriorFrom the listing:

  • Price: $195,000
  • Year built: 1956
  • Square footage: Main level 1,647 plus 400 sq. ft. of finished basement
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3

This ranch home, built in 1956, has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and has approximately 2,078 finished square feet. This house has a basement and a 2 Car garage.
All Brick ranch style home in unique and quiet neighborhood. 3 spacious bedrooms, master suite, large living room with stone fireplace and access to patio for entertaining. Family/rec room in lower level. New paint on the main floor. All appliances remain. The yard for this home is manicured and has the feel of a park. Plenty of trees for shade and privacy for your relaxation.

retro-blue-living-roomThe home was designed to live large, just look at this huge living room. We love the planter next to the fireplace… and the angled, beamed ceiling — lovely!

blue-and-white-vintage-living-roomA wall of windows framed by majestic coordinating draperies, lets the light pour in.

midcentury-french-provincial-kitchenIt is evident that the owners of this home loved blue, white and pink. These three colors are repeated throughout the home, making the whole house feel cohesive. These cabinets look to be in good shape.

mid-century-kitchen-bluefrench-provincial-blue-kitchenI love the original wall oven and the French Provincial style cabinets with their trimmed out, faux boix fronts. Such the mode of the day!

Mega thanks to Brenda via our Facebook page for letting us know about this gorgeous property.

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  1. May says:

    Loving all the large windows. If the house were mine, I’d never leave that pink palace of a bathroom. Love the faux foliage in there. Okay, if I had to leave the lovely bathroom, I’d run to that basement! It’s so cool!

    “There’s no basement in the Alamo!” – tour guide in a must see movie. You know the one….

  2. Patsy C says:

    The number (and size) of windows in this modest house is just so wonderful. And the draperies!! Mrs./Mr. Gracious Home Owner had exquisite taste!

  3. MarissaBee says:

    I love that master bathroom! Built-in vanity, built-in planters… What’s that little metal thing on the wall above the tub, between the sconces? Maybe a thingy for a shower head?

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