On the Market: The ’70s Come Alive in Fountaingate
by Lynne Rostochil.
As many of you know, I’m a sucker for 1970s contemporary homes — I mean, how can you not love all of the wood, rock, and vaulted ceilings that are common in designs from the era? For those of you who love these homes as much as I do, a great disco-era time capsule just hit the market in fancy Fountaingate that you’ll definitely want to check out. The two story, 3,200 sf, three bed/two and a half bath home is listed for $247,777 and is so spacious and dreamy. Let’s start outside with the beautiful rock entry and all-original light fixtures:
The double front door is pretty cool, too:
After passing through a small rocked entry…
… the house opens up to a giant living/dining space with, of course, the quintessential ’70s vaulted ceiling. The whole room is anchored on one side by a dramatic rock fireplace with a copper patina surround:
Oh, and yes, that is a custom-built sofa in a cozy conversation pit in front of the fireplace. I’m not too crazy about the bird fabric, but the couch is in perfect condition and could easily be recovered in something fun and funky. Here’s another view of this magnificent room:
I love all of the light, don’t you? There are three sliding glass doors that let in a ton of light and lead out into the cute backyard.
And check out the gorgeous fireplace:
And, yes, there’s a fab sunken bar in the room, too:
Behind these wallpapered panels are a fridge and ice maker — far out!
Off of the living room is a HUGE master bedroom that runs the entire length of the living room on the other side:
There’s another rock fireplace in this space:
The double doors lead into another large space, the master bathroom and closet area:
Someone put in some really ugly ’80s floral wallpaper at some point that definitely needs to go, but the rest of the room is very original. Mirrored closets surround the tub, and there’s a walk-in closet as well. And if you’ve always wanted a bidet, you’ll find one in this house:
Um, yeah, I could live without that myself, but a lot of people like them.
Back through the living room and past the formal dining room …
… is the kitchen/breakfast room that hasn’t changed one bit since the house was built in 1977. To some, that may be a bad thing. To me, it makes me giddy with delight. I mean, how great are the orange Formica countertops and all-original appliances, lighting, and shades?
I know that some people would love to greige up this space, but the realtor said that all of the appliances … even the intercom … work fine, so why muck it up? It’s so fun just the way it is.
There’s a nice-sized and matching laundry room on the way out to the garage:
And upstairs, there are two bedrooms that share a sky-lighted Jack and Jill bathroom:
There’s another half bath downstairs with some really groovy foil wallpaper:
Geometric patterns and foil — wallpaper doesn’t get any better than this!
So, if you’re interested in having a look at this ’70s dream, give the listing agent, Linda Almaraz at Bershire-Hathaway, a call at 209-4254. Then, after you buy it, install a disco ball in that massive living room and let the party begin!