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Cool Early 60's Pad near Denver

Postby 5280mod » Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:08 pm

This is not a real estate post!

Yes, I'm a Realtor....and yes, that's a for sale sign in front of the house....
but I NEVER take listings and this house is already under contract anyway. I just had to share it...

My husband (TomL) and I went to check out this beauty yesterday. I've been blogging about (and stalking) the neighborhood for the past few months. I've always liked the looks of this home from the outside, but I had no idea how amazing it would be inside.

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Postby Dr. Goldfoot » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:06 pm

That is so cool. I'm suddenly disappointed in my home.
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Postby Perks » Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:36 am

Andy Perkins, Broker/Owner

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Postby comodern » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:02 pm

I always enjoy reading your blog and looking for cool homes in the Denver area. Thanks for sharing this one!

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The green room...

Postby 5280mod » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:31 am

that you can see a little bit of (under the enormous stuffed marlin) has carpeted walls.

The house is in amazingly good condition, apparently no animals or children have lived here. The walls haven't even been repainted. And not only is the brown fridge still there, but there is a pink one in the laundry room/pantry and another one recessed into the wet bar in the tiki room (all original and still working) The one drawback is that clearly someone smoked in the home for a long period of time and while you can't smell it now, everything has a yellow film.
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Postby TomL » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:42 pm

Haha, there was no Bosco in the fridge, but there was a turquoise interior in the pink vintage Frigidaire! The location of that fridge was in a part of the house not shown in those photos.

There was another vintage half-width Frigidaire behind a side wall near to the left of that bar shown in the last pic!

You would need closeups of all the interior wall surfaces to truly appreciate the interior of that home!

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Postby classicsat » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:28 am

In my mind, the finishes are late 60s, early 70s. The owner probably redecorated then.
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Postby 5280mod » Fri May 18, 2007 9:40 pm

I was in this neighborhood today previewing what I had hoped would be another gem and couldn't resist another "drive by" on this little beauty.

Many people ask about the fate of this home post-sale, so I thought I would give you an update. I drove by it previously and the front door was open...llooked like they were stripping the grass cloth, due to the smoke induced yellow film on everything. Thankfully, I have not seen a large dumpster out front.

They have made a few changes to the landscaping...

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As you can see, the big tree has been taken out (no doubt because of roots vs. sewer line issues) as well as the shrubs by the front door. But they planted a spruce tree very close to the foundation. The cool garage door details are still intact, though!

I'm reserving judgement about the blue planters on the front step...but they don't bode well.

Also had to drive by my other fav house in this neighborhood:

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Love, love, love this house!

Check back for more updates...
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Postby rockland » Sat May 19, 2007 3:38 am

that is just crazy-great!
i would have to live in that for a year as is. would need a new wardrobe!
how fun is that? ...and probably divorce.
thanks for saving it in pictures.
but oh no. the landscaping was kinda great. i would have at least kept the
low shrub cluster to the right of the door. the two giant evergreens hugging both corners are obviously trouble.

what was the sale price?
sq ft? they all seem enormous.

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Postby 5280mod » Sat May 19, 2007 2:22 pm

Initial asking price was $380K...it was under contract 16 days after it came on the market and sold for $365K.

2600 square feet, no basement, 3 bd/3 ba on nearly 1/2 an acre. With some strategic tree pruning in the backyard, there are also views of the mesas and foothills.

I love this neighborhood...I have multiple blog entries about it...and I was devastated to see yesterday that a home had been scraped!! What a terrifying precedent it sets for this neighborhood. There are no meth labs here...so no reason to be scraping a perfectly nice 50's custom home, even if it isn't mod! :(
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