One of the many fun parts of being a REALTOR® is getting to visit a variety of homes each month as I attend brokers’ tours, show houses, hold open houses and preview homes. I enjoyed visiting a lovely Vintage home built in the 50s – or as I like to call them, one of the “Fab 50s” – this past week. It is located very near to a lovely walking trail which is always a huge plus in my book!
This sweet and simple rambler definitely has some great options and possibilities for a variety of needs including multigenerational issues which, as you probably know, is another one of my passions! The full bathroom has grab bars for both the toilet and the shower. Since the house is single story, there are no stairs to deal with. It has a huge bonus room that could be a family room, den, or you could even “think outside the box” and turn it into another bedroom complete with a half bath.
I fell in love with the bedroom that has a wall to wall built-in desk. Being a major techy I could put that desk to SUCH good use and still have room for my bed. Or if we didn’t need it for a bedroom, what an office it would make, wouldn’t it?
This wallpaper is so cute! It totally reminded me of the delightful wallpaper in another of my favorite historic old homes. And it even has a cute curtain that matches quite nicely.
Check out this intriguing retro breakfast bar between the kitchen and the eating nook complete with a tufted cushion support for the legs. It reminded me of some of the fancier restaurants from the 50s and 60s. What do you think?
Look at this lovely wood paneling in the bonus room! We had this kind of knotty pine paneling in our bedroom in a 1940s home years ago along with a fireplace, just like this cute home also has. In fact, it has two fireplaces – a wood-burning fireplace in the bonus/great room and a gas fireplace in the living room.
Another great thing about so many of these nostalgic old vintage homes is that they have mature landscaping. No wilting in the sun because of lack of shade like I remember doing with the one brand-new home I once had. This house has some lovely trees on the property
along with delightful flowers including Rhododendrons…
a flowering vine decorating the back yard sun screen over the patio (I think it is Wisteria?)…
and roses sprinkled all around – two of which made me practically swoon over their awesome scent. They so reminded me of my own roses I used to have in my old home in Roseville, California!
Its location is a sweet treat – tucked away in a lovely little neighborhood and only a short walk to that gorgeous walking trail that also leads to a good sized park. Talk about a great way to de-stress – just head out your front door, turn left, and in a few minutes you are in a gorgeous haven of trees, vines, and bushes. Lovely!
This intriguing vintage home has been sold. But there are plenty of others with similar great options. If you love vintage homes, especially from the 40s, or if you are looking for some good “think-outside-the-box” multigenerational and/or aging in place options in a home, do give me a buzz – 657-229-KAYE