Here’s a time capsule house of a different color: Not only is it designer-decorated, with every little detail carefully considered, color-coordinated, and matchy-matchy… but this house was barely lived in — for nearly 50 years! Yes, the owners had five other houses and only stayed here a few weekends each year. So pretty much every single element is: Original and pristine. Oh and: The house is for sale fully furnished! Let’s analyze the details — here’s how the late 60s / early 70s were done — in 17 photos >>
Here’s the listing info:
- This single family home located at 446482 E Fishermans Road, Gore, OK 74435 is currently listed for sale by C21/Wright Real Estate, with an asking price of $359,000. This 2,832 sq. ft. property was built in 1960 and has 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths.
Yes, listing agent and Realtor Wes Nofire says that the decor we are looking at was conceived by a professional decorator hired by the second owners of the house, who bought it in 1970. The design of the original house also is a marvel, he said: The first owner was a World War II naval veteran, and designed the house so that all the plumbing, electric, etc. were accessible from one space — like inside a battleship. The home is three stories, with views to a nearby lake.
#2 (above): The color palette in the living room is tightly controlled — lime green, sunshine yellow, and white. Note the yellow-back-painted shelves. The carpet has a hint of avocado to mellow out and ground the space.
Peek: Into the dining room. Looks like very metallic silver foil wallpapear in there. I don’t have a photo, but Wes says he may be able to send me one.
Wes, who took these photos and generously gave me permission to feature them, says the only thing that has been changed in the house is that some of the white leather upholstery was reupholstered over time. All the appliances are original and they all work, he says.
#3 — The sectional is wonderful. Notice the sheer pinch pleats are layered over what appear to be woven wood shades ala Beautie Vue.
#7 — I’m thinking this is a family room. The color blue is now judiciously introduced — in the blue-painted ceiling, the back-painted cabinetry, the mats of the framed sketches above the sofa, and on the card-table chairs’ upholstery, methinks. Great card table chairs!
#13 — The yellow bedroom. The lime green dresser reminds me of Drexel Plus One sans the words. Flower-powered wing chairs are my new everything.
#14 — I *think* this is the bathroom that goes with the yellow bedroom. However, looking at photo #13, the wallpaper in the attached bathroom seems to match the wing chairs; I see blue. Me confused. P.S. Close yer toilet lids, people: Bad feng shui to leave them open, because your money energy is attracted to be flushed down that drain, and we don’t want that, do we?
#15 — Every house needs a plaid bedroom. Notice: The window seems to be dressed with (1) sheer pinch pleats over (2) a plaid pull-down shade, which hangs over (3) cafe curtains that hang to ground, to line up with the pinch pleats. Now that’s attention to detail.