1The house in which wallpaper covers almost every surface
Can't live without wallpaper? If so, we have the place for you!
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.
2A Los Angeles historical monument built in 1902 goes on the market
This home has no furniture but stands on its own as a glorious time capsule property as far as we're concerned.
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.
3Buy this groovy double A-frame in Indiana from 1974
This 1974 A-frame home for sale in Charlestown, Indiana has loads of character, two retro fireplaces, and large windows that let in the gorgeous views surrounding it. Sitting on 4.955 acres, it's 3400+ sq ft, with 4-5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, spiral staircases, lighted 28'x 15? attic storage, a 4+ car garage, and a floating fireplace. There are even two separate living quarters — let's hope those are decked out in their own Partridge Family finery as well! The home is currently priced at $295,000.
4A mid-century home in Australia is being restored to its former glory
Lovers of all things '60s will feel right at home at this retro residence in the Newton neighborhood of Geelong, Australia.
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
The home of movie icon Charlton Heston hit the market in 2015. Heston, who died in 2008, owned the property since 1959 and had barely changed the interior over the years. The five-bedroom house comes with six and a half bathrooms, a private office with a balcony, a formal dining room, a library, and a marble bar. There's also a three-story artist's studio with an elevator, a screening room, and a bedroom and bathroom. The property features a gated driveway with room for 10 cars, and both a swimming pool and a tennis court. Whew! It's no wonder it was snapped up after only a few weeks of being on the market — for $12.2 million by French film director-producer Luc Besson. Let's hope he kept the time capsule vibe intact.
6The Palm Spring home with a vintage vibe that's been used as a filming location
Built in 1969, this Palm Springs home has had just two owners. The original family decked out the living room, dining room and a guest room in shades of green, from emerald carpets to velvet-flocked wallpaper to long, luxurious drapes in jade and chartreuse. The next owners, who recently died, kept everything the same, aside from modifications in the kitchen. Their children are now parting with the home for $850,000.
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
One of Minnesota's few Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes is on the market for $1.495 million.
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.
8The Palm Springs home that is covered in red velvet
Another time capsule property in Palm Springs! This 1965 home features a sunken living room, a curved wet bar, a den, three bedrooms, five bathrooms, a pool cabana, a butler's pantry and a massive garage for storing a classic car collection. It was purchased by "Plumber to the Stars" Jack Stephan at the end of the '60s, who designed and installed the current interior, which appears to be a LOT of red velvet. Described as a “truly an immersive piece of artwork," it won the Palm Springs Modern Committee's Residential Preservation Award in 2015. The home is listed at $899,000.