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$600K Roosevelt Time Capsule Has Original Avocado Appliances

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They call it avocado. Whether the color has come back or not, shades of it live throughout this 1973 one story. Very retro, or very well preserved. It's even the color of some of the appliances, which, if they're original, will be an opportunity to redefine the house's color scheme, or a good challenge for the color matching software at the home improvement store because few appliance last that many decades. Welcome to a model of the seventies from avocado and gold appliances to period lighting fixtures to parquet floors to sliding glass doors that lead out to an in-ground squiggly shaped pool. This 3 bedroom, 2.25 bath house looks like the setting for martinis, a nuclear family, and pot roasts on Sundays. Or, it is a Before picture that a new owner will transform into an After shot. (If so, maybe we'll feature it in Extreme Makeovers.) The opportunity is priced at $600,000 for the 3,000 square foot house on the 0.19 acre lot. It is appealing to find such a complete preservation of an era. Regardless, see if the velvet Elvis poster stays. It looks right at home.

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Written by Tom Trimbath