Communion Of Dreams


Let’s do the Time Warp again!
January 22, 2009, 7:07 am
Filed under: Architecture, Art, MetaFilter, movies

(On vacation to the wilds of northern CA for a few days.  So am running some non-current-event-specific posts.)

New Construction circa 1955 — One-owner home that’s never been lived in!

Circa 1955: The best way to describe this awesome find? “NEW CONSTRUCTION FROM 1953!”

This awesome 50’s bungalow, located on a quiet, cul-de-sac street on the Hill, has seriously never been lived in… at least on the main level. This ONE-OWNER home was resided only in the lower level during their stay here, so the main level has been frozen in time and perfectly preserved. The vintage Magic Chef gas oven had a head-count of 28 turkeys cooked in it for 28 Thanksgivings — that’s IT. The other meals prepared in this home were in the lower level kitchenette, where the family resided full-time. The quality of the 50’s shows, as everything is in great working order, the original wooden sash windows are in perfect shape, the tile is impeccable, the hardwoods are pristine (they’re there under the wool carpet)… the list goes on and on. There is an entry foyer, large living/dining combo, large eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms with hardwood floors and double (large!) closets, and bath on the main level. Downstairs, you could eat off the floor it’s so clean, and features an additional full bath (offered as-is). The yard is neat and tidy, and fully fenced, and has a 2-car garage with electric opener. Newer low-maintenance siding has been added to the home.

Offered for 129,900 — seller open to negotiatng furniture/furnishings to remain. Truly one of a kind to find. WILL NOT LAST.

Incredible.  And in a cool part of St. Louis called The Hill, an area which still has strong roots to the Italian immigrants who settled there, and where you can still find the finest Italian foodstuffs.  I would think that some smart movie company should buy the place and archive it for use in sets in the future – probably cheaper than having to recreate it later.

Jim Downey

(Via MeFi.)


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