Well, we’re all moved into our little slice of suburbia! Everybody knows that moving sucks and this was no exception. Took 6 days of sore backs and exhaustion, but it’s finally done. *PHEW*
About the house:
• Mid-century, Ranch Style, single family home
• 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms
• Built in 1950, designed by the same architects who designed Beverly Hills’ Trousdale Estates – The exclusive enclave of single-story, modern houses that evokes the prototypical image of SoCal’s “good life”—cocktails by the pool while Sinatra (who lived there for a time) plays in the background. It’s a beautiful encapsulation of a moment in time.
While our house is not as luxurious as the Trousdale Estates, it is most definitely a time capsule. All of the bells & whistles still work because the house has been well taken care of, but it is in need of some serious updating, looks-wise. We’re trying to preserve as much of the cool mid-century styling as we possibly can but there is soooo much 1960’s wallpaper, linoleum and wood paneling, it’s hard to choose a starting point. We think the original wood floors are lurking beneath the carpet, begging to be exposed, so I can’t wait to see that! First thing on the agenda is tackling the maze of boxes that are sitting all over the house. LOTS OF PURGING TO DO.
For now, a few images for ya: