Check out this traditional one-story house for sale in Long Beach, California. The listing says it’s been “well maintained,” which seems to be code for “has remained in a time warp since 1950.” Not that that’s such a bad thing. But the new owner will probably want to update it.
Take a look and then tell us–if you bought it, what are the first 5 changes you’d make?
The house has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. It sits on a large corner lot and has an in-ground pool. Asking price is $660,000.
The listing specifies that there are hardwood floors beneath the wall-to-wall carpet, so I would love to see them exposed.
I love all the big windows.
The master bedroom looks a little sad right now. But it wouldn’t be too hard to cheer it up, would it?
One of the houses I lived in as a girl had the same wallpaper in the kitchen, so this really brings back nightmares memories. I’ll have to dig out an old photo of it to show you sometime. It was like that when we moved there, but it was a long time before we got around to changing it.
I would love to see this kitchen given a retro-cool vibe that fits the style of the house–no cherry cabinets or granite countertops, please. Oh, and I think that rounded peninsula with the shelves needs to stay, although I’m sure some of you will disagree.
If you could make 5 changes to the house, what would they be? How would you make this California ranch cool again? (Thanks to Cindy for sending me the listing!)
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