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1970s time capsule in Ramona, California, USA

1970s time capsule in Ramona, California, USA
1970s time capsule in Ramona, California, USA

If you love the colour green I have just the house for you. This 1970s time capsule in Ramona, California, USA.


I know, it’s a house that requires a pair of shades as soon as you walk through the front door. I don’t think I have ever seen a finish as bold – or as green – as this one.

You thought this kind of house was didn’t really exist in the 1970s? It wasn’t just confined to old interior magazines. Some people ran with the whole ‘more or more’ idea and this house really couldn’t throw in anything else if it tried. This is pretty much the decade in one house.

Yet it looks so unassuming from the outside. A house I probably wouldn’t have looked twice at as a rule. But I heard a whisper via Curbed about the interior and it really doesn’t disappoint.

A genuine time capsule. A house frozen in time. Apparently, even the magazine on the coffee table is 30 years old. It’s as if someone created the look, preserved it for future generations or perhaps just left the house and never came back. Whatever happened, I’m just glad the retro scene that unfolds beyond the front is intact. For now, at least.

The agent says that you ‘must love green or bring your paintbrush’, which is perhaps the bottom line. Someone is going to fall in love with the green (and blue) that makes up the decor for this one or they will buy it and convert it into something more contemporary. Or maybe someone will pick it up to rent it out as some kind of quirky throwback house. Maybe even rent it out for film and TV work? Who knows.

I hope someone sees the positives here, although I can’t imagine many will. I would expect that this is our last look at this 1970s pad and its shag carpets.

Yes, those carpets. Quite something aren’t they? But the carpets aren’t the first thing you notice. There’s also the spiritual staircase, the distinctive wall coverings, the matching green kitchen and its (mainly) vintage appliances, some pretty amazing bedroom walls and bed covers, the matching green bathroom (right down to the carpets) and plenty of circa 1974 fixtures and fittings to enjoy.

It is hard to get away from the finishes, but this is a house too and quite possibly a desirable one, sitting on a golf course with views of the greenery and passing players.

Move in and you get 1,847 sq. ft. of living space in a house that sits on eight acres of land. The dominant space within is obviously that double-height reception and its spiral staircase plus dedicated kitchen area and dining room.

Beyond that, there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a gallery overlooking the living room, a detached garage with room for a single car, a covered carport and so much more, Have a look at the details to get a full idea, as well as the additional photos on the agent’s site.

The price of this 1970s dream home? You are looking at $375,000, which works out at around £290,000 at the current exchange rate.

Images and details courtesy of Realtor. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

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