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Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA

Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA
Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA

How does a 1950s time capsule grab you? If it does, check out the Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA.

Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA
Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA

Amazingly, this place has had just the one owner for 65 years. Obviously someone had a love for this 1952 build and as such, nothing has really changed.

Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA
Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA

In fact, pretty much nothing at all has changed, both in terms of the architecture and the interior. Obviously the exterior is a difficult one to adapt, but you would expect some changes inside.

Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA
Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA

But we really can’t see any. The glazing, the beams, the wood walls, the cork flooring, vintage vinyl floors, the kitchen, the bathrooms…pretty much nothing has been updated for years, possibly decades.

Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA
Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA

Don’t get me wrong, it all looks to be well looked after and maintained. But it just doesn’t look to have been updated very much. If you are on the hunt for the perfect piece of midcentury modern architecture, this could be it.

Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA
Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA

It looks quite a substantial space too, with open reception space and some wonderful views, four bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a generous terrace area and a double plot around it.

Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA
Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA

As a bonus, you also get documentation and plans from the time of original construction and with an asking price of $399,900 (around £303,000), it perhaps isn’t as expensive as you might think too.

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Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA
Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA
Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA
Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA
Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA
Time capsule for sale: 1950s Royal McClure-designed Cornelius House in Spokane, Washington, USA

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