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Well-preserved 1950s Mt. Washington home asking $1.13M

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A charming blend of traditional and modern features

Photos by Christine Bullard, courtesy of Alyssa Valentine/Compass

This new listing in Mount Washington is highly original, both in the “unique” sense and in the “very little has changed” sense of the term. Built in 1956, the two-story residence is an appealing mixture of midcentury modern and traditional design styles.

On the home’s upper level is an open plan living and dining area with hardwood floors, a brick fireplace, and sliding glass walls. Next comes the wood-paneled kitchen, where a stainless steel fridge and dishwasher of recent vintage co-exist peacefully with the pristine-condition 1950s oven, stove, and ceramic tile embellished with decorative leaf patterns.

Rounding out the top floor are two bedrooms and one full bath with original tile and cabinetry, plus a wrap-around redwood deck offering sweeping city and mountain views.

Downstairs, you’ll find an awesome old-school family rec room, complete with knotty-pine paneling and cabinetry, kitchenette, bar, and fireplace. Sliding glass doors open up to the terraced grounds, which feature a spacious brick patio with fire pit, a sun deck, a vegetable garden with drip-irrigated planter boxes, and a thriving bee hive.

Last sold in 2000 for $367,000, the 8,827-square-foot property is now listed with an asking price of $1.129 million (and yes, that includes the bees). Open house is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.