A 1974 double A-frame time capsule house: Twice the fun!

double a frame houseTour-a-Time-CapsuleIs it true what they say: “Double the A-Frame, Double the fun?” In the case of this 1974 A-Frame home for sale in Charlestown, Indiana — full of colorful, eclectic design, we declare it must be true. This single-owner, custom-built, charming stone-clad home has loads of character, two retro fireplaces, and large windows that let in views of the gorgeous nature surrounding it. Won’t you c’mon in and check it out? 

double a frame houseFrom the property listing:

  • Price: $300,000
  • Year built: 1974
  • Square footage: 3,400+
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full

ONE OWNER CUSTOM, ONE OF A KIND, PRICED BELOW RECENT APPRAISAL, 2 MASTER SUITES, secluded contemporary eclectic unique double A FRAME on 4.955 ACRES, 3400+ finished sq. ft., 4-5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, spiral staircases, lighted 28’x 15′ attic storage, new water heater, 4+ car garage, floating fireplace, c/b two separate living quarters (great for guests, teenagers, caretaker, in-laws). All appliances remain, including 2 stack washer/dryer units in master suites. Mature walnut & poplar trees are like a savings account. Sit on the extensive decking and watch wildlife stroll by. Even have your own chickens, goats or horses. You must see to appreciate. Listing agent will be present for all showings. Cannot see from entrance. Please respect owner’s privacy, no drive-bys please.

1970s a frame houseImmediately upon entering, you are greeted with interesting architectural spaces, patterns and colors. Pam is krazee, she says, for the krazee floor tile and, well, everything! 

1970s a frame houseThere are multiple spiral staircases. We are confused about where the one shown above goes to — a basement?

1970s a frame house 1970s a frame houseThe home’s main living space has amazing floor-to-ceiling windows that open out onto a deck and — oh my word: Look at that round floating fireplace! We are totally digging those color-blocked walls, too.

1970s a frame houseCheck out these awesome rustic wall sconces!

1970s a frame houseThe kitchen and dining area have an A-frame of their own. We’re thinking that this second spiral staircase goes up to a sleeping loft.

1970s a frame houseLove that warm, wood paneling, hung both horizontally and vertically.

1970s a frame house 1970s a frame houseOne of the bathrooms even has a yellow tub and matching tile — set on the angled wall. And dig the leopard print wallpaper. The only thing that this house is missing is our favorite 1970s Kohler sunken soaker tub!

1970s a frame houseThis upstairs bedroom has a fun surprise…

1970s a frame house

An orange retro cone shaped fireplace! Also of note, the colorful shag carpeting and mirrored wall tiles — we are reminded of Todd and Jackie’s Groovy Getaway — that creative pair went all-out to create a similar look — and here we have it now, in Time Capsule form!

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  1. judy mcfarlane says:

    Thank you so much for allowing us a glimpse into these well preserved time capsules. What a feast for the eyes.

  2. Stephanie O says:

    I agree with SuzyB: this wonderful, whimsical house makes my heart SING! The light from those spectacular windows, the cubby space, the funkadelic detailing … what a happy vibe this place gives off!

  3. SuzyB says:

    OMG! If this house was in my neighborhood (in Canada), I would buy it in a heart beat and not change a thing! My girls would have SO many places to play hide and seek!

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