1The house in which wallpaper covers almost every surface
A home for sale in the Tyrol Hills neighborhood of Golden Valley in St. Louis, MN is a must see. Each bedroom is cast in floor-to-ceiling floral prints and matching bedspreads, making it difficult to tell where the walls end and the furniture begins. Even the laundry room is draped in wallpaper.
The 3,827 sq ft home was custom built in 1960 and owned by Shirley and Robert Keller, a residential housing developer. Shirley lived in the house until she died in November 2015 and was said to be an interior designer. There's already interested buyer who's a “mid-century aficionado and looking to preserve what's there,” according to listing agent Josh Sprague from Lakes Sotheby's International Realty. (Source)
2A Los Angeles historical monument built in 1902 goes on the market
Known as Historic Cultural Monument #403, the house was designed by John C. Austin, architect of the Los Angeles City Hall, Griffith Observatory, and The Shrine Auditorium. Built in 1902, the palatial mansion features a grand entry hall with a large fireplace, an enormous living room, an elegant formal dining room, a library, a gourmet kitchen (with two butler pantries), and a light-filled breakfast room. Also included are 8 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 powder rooms, 7 fireplaces, a grand stairway to the upstairs center hall, a screening room, and kitchens on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
But wait, there's more! The guest house includes two full apartments each with their own kitchens and baths. Gated and private, there is a large motor court with a porte-cochere (carriage porch). It can all be yours for $4,495,000. (Source)
3Buy this groovy double A-frame in Indiana from 1974
4A mid-century home in Australia is being restored to its former glory
With embossed wallpaper and original patterned carpeting, frosted glass doors and a ballroom, this house has been untouched since it was built in 1964 and didn't stay on the market for long. It was snapped up in only a few weeks for $1.1 million. The new owners intend to restore the home to its full Mad Men-era glory.
5The time capsule home of a movie icon
6The Palm Spring home with a vintage vibe that's been used as a filming location
The 3,350 sq ft, museum-quality home is an ideal stage set, which hasn't escaped notice. The former owner's grandson, Macy Lucarelli, is a drummer who recently cut a music video in the technicolor house with his band, Mad Revival. Said frontman Nic Capelle, “She (his grandmother) would've been stoked that we were in there having a party.”
7The elderly couple who are selling their Frank Lloyd Wright time capsule home
The Olfelt House was built by the famed architect in 1958, according to the St. Louis Park Historical Society.
Paul Olfelt and his wife sought out Wright when they were in their 30s to design the home, and they've lived there ever since, but now they're looking to sell because they are in their 90s. The 2,647 sq ft house was built into a hillside on 3.77 acres and overlooks a wildlife sanctuary (which is also part of the property). The residence includes many of Wright's signature designs like a “vaulted great room with walls of glass and extensive built-ins,” as well as a hearth, a massive sloping overhang, and a minimum of right angles. (Source)
8The Palm Springs home that is covered in red velvet