On the Market: A Captivating Cutie in Venice
by Lynne Rostochil. photos by Robyn Arn.
It’s not very often that a nearly perfectly preserved mod comes on the market, but that is certainly the case with a very sweet and well cared for example in the much desired Venice neighborhood. Sadly for the Mod Squad (and for me personally), founding member Robyn Arn is leaving us and moving to Arkansas and, in the process, is selling her charming abode. Because she really wants another mid-century mod lover to get the home and protect its originality, she’s giving the Mod Squad a sneak peek and buying opportunity before she lists it next week, and I’m telling you, if you’re in the market for a sweet bungalow with tons of original character in a great location, this is the house for you!
Cute, cute, cute! I’m a complete sucker for flagstone, and this two bedroom/two bath bewitcher has it in spades:
The charm continues once you step inside the door of the 1950 home and into the spacious, light-filled living room, complete with original hardwood floors:
And, no, none of Robyn’s stunning collection of furniture is for sale, darn it. But, this shows you just how perfectly mod works in the space, doesn’t it? Oh and did I mention how bright the space is? So light and airy and happy!
Dividing the open concept living and dining rooms is a sweet built-in partition/planter that I’m SO in love with:
It lights up, too!!
The formal dining room on the other side of the divider is as bright and open as the neighboring living room and can easily hold a large table and china cabinet:
I mean, really, could this space be any cuter?! Off of these common areas are the more informal rooms of the house — the open plan kitchen, breakfast room, office, and den. Let’s start with the kitchen:
This space has seen some sprucing over the years, but the kitchen still maintains much of its character because the layout is the same, with original cabinetry and the peninsula still in place. And look at all of that storage! To the side of the kitchen is a darling built-in banquette for more informal meals:
Both the kitchen and breakfast area overlook the den and office, which are separated by a two-sided flagstone fireplace. Here’s the den:
Yep, that’s a built-in bookshelf you see along that beautifully panelled wall next to the kitchen:
I love every single thing about this room, from the giant fireplace to the panelling that cozies up the space so perfectly. Here’s the office on the other side of the fireplace:
Pure perfection! If I had this as my office, I don’t think I’d ever leave the house.
Just off of the office is a half bath:
Also off of the office is a very generous laundry room and two-car garage.
If you have a few cars or need extra storage, you will find all of that in abundance with this house. In addition to the attached garage, a previous owner constructed a detached two-car carport and storage room in the backyard. So, there are all kinds of possibilities with these two spaces.
While we’re in the back, take a look at the sweet patio area. Is this the perfect space for morning coffee/summer dinner/reading or what?
Yeah, I’m SO in love with this place, can’t you tell? Just wait, it gets even better back inside with the all-original and totally to die for PINK bathroom:
Woo hoo, pink!! If you don’t already have goosebumps and heart palpitations, this next feature ought to do it for you: the bathroom even has a separate built-in vanity area:
Yeah, I know. I KNOW!!! This place is so stinkin’ cute!!!
Off of this darling bathroom are two surprisingly spacious bedrooms — here’s the master with yummy grass cloth wallpaper:
There’s even a second closet in this bright and happy room:
The second bedroom is just as airy and bright as the first:
And the hallway offers up extra room for even more storage:
I have been madly in love with Robyn’s sweet house ever since I met her and would jump at the chance to buy it from her if I could. I mean, how often do you find a beautifully cared for, three-owner home in such a great neighborhood that hasn’t been mucked up? Not often at all, as you likely know. So, if you’re interested in being the fourth owner of this gorgeous time capsule, you can tour Robyn’s abode this Sunday, April 22nd from 2pm-4pm, for a Mod Squad-only open house. Here are a few last particulars:
2715 NW 33rd
2 bedroom/2 bath
If you’d like to chat with Robyn about the home before Sunday, you can message her through Facebook.