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The view inside this Seattle listing is almost better than the one outside. Source.

The phrase “time capsule” can either lead to a home brimming with timeless midcentury charm and beauty, or an unflattering caricature of the past. Does it mean dingy laminate tile flooring? Never-been-refreshed grout in the bathroom? Old carpet or nicotine stained wallpaper?

This home falls into the former category in the best possible way. If you’re in the market for a mid mod dream home, this Seattle charmer may just be the one.

The symmetry of two sets of clerestories makes this home stunning from the street. Source.
With a deck, roof and skylights in such amazing condition, it’s easy to see yourself hosting a shindig in this home’s backyard. Source.

The facts:

• Asking $899,980
• 4 beds
• 2.5 baths
• 2,906 square feet
• Built in 1963

 

“Stunning Midcentury Modern designed by Robert Hanna brings all the best of the Madmen style,” reads the listing. The two-story home boats two fireplaces and a large deck with a skylight-speckled patio cover that perfectly follows the pitch of the home’s roofline. As lovely as these features may be, these aren’t the midcentury elements that will draw in true mid mod home lovers. For the midcentury home enthusiast, the original cabinetry, built-ins, unpainted brick and rock, trim and bathrooms are priceless.

The home stands as a perfect example of the true timelessness of midcentury design.

Beautiful (and original) architectural features abound, from the crisp wood railings to the worn yet preserved flooring. Source.
A built-in bar frames this rumpus room, complete with era-appropriate stone-framed fireplace and raised a mantel. Source.

Clerestory windows crown the main living room, inviting the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest into the home, while a wall of windows opens the room to views of Puget Sound.

While not everything is original—like the glass shower door with a rather 1980’s etching—the updates that have been done blend in seamlessly. Newer appliances, fresh tile on one of the bathroom counters, some flooring and windows, all signal homeowners who knew the importance of preserving this stunning example of midcentury architecture.

Outdated appliances, tile and linoleum are hardly a big deal with you consider the state of these original wooden cabinets. Source.
Massive clerestories and giant picture windows make the breakfast nook and adjoining kitchen bright and cheerful. Source.
Midcentury built-ins are coveted, and this listing has quite the envious built-in buffet. Source.

The one update that does stand out is the media room. With no windows, the space is set up to be your own private movie theater. Despite not being original, it doesn’t harm the integrity of the home—especially if you show James Dean movies at your next party.

To see more of this time capsule of a home, check out the listing here.

 

 

Sarah Jane Stone is the editor of Atomic Ranch, has a deeply held passion for all things vintage, a weak spot for handmade pottery and loves wearing neutrals for their chic simplicity. She is endlessly restyling her coffee table and, along with her husband, is on a lifelong hunt for the next best cup of coffee (preferably in a stylish mug). Catch behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, weekly Etsy finds and more by following her on Instagram @sarahjanestone_editor.