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1930s Steinkamp home in View Park is a colorful treasure

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The painstakingly restored two-bedroom is asking $790K

Courtesy of Frank Rothkamm

This eye-catching Spanish Revival in historic View Park was built as a showcase house by renowned developer Elwain Steinkamp in 1935. Eight decades on, the two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath home is still a showstopper, blessed with a wealth of fantastic period features.

Among its many appealing attributes are peg-and-groove hardwood floors, stepped-tray ceilings, triple crown moldings, a gas fireplace, scalloped archways, a stained-glass skylight, and built-in cupboards and bookshelves.

There’s also glorious original tile in seafoam green and butter-yellow, and a vintage tub and pedestal sink in Venetian pink. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the original milk slot in the breakfast nook, complete with a metal dial used to inform the milkman how much butter and milk to bring in the following day’s delivery.

The 1,648-square-foot home’s updates include new electric systems, partial copper plumbing, a tankless water heater, and a digital-cable TV antenna.

Per the listing, the house has a full basement suitable for use as a wine cellar or guest quarters, and a detached, two-car garage with skylight and new roof.

On a 6,793-square-foot lot with vegetable beds and fruit trees, the property is asking $790,000.