Strange and Fabulous is This Huge 1960s Home in Illinois
I don't even know where to begin with this mid-century home's eccentricities. It's over 8,000 square feet of bizarre sixty-year-old luxury.
Tucked away on 4 acres next to a forest preserve, sits a large 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home filled with all the luxuries money can buy, or should I say DID buy, many many years ago.
Fancy wall coverings, wood floors, ornate staircases, fancy and modern bathrooms, a heated 6-car garage, and a state-of-the-art kitchen, are all the things wealthy homebuyers want in 2022. Now, you get to see what all those things looked like when your grandparents were young and flashy.
Youre also about to see a few odd things that don't have any kind of explanation, like a very old car that seems to be sunken into a slate rock floor, and its not the floor of the heated garage.
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Some aspects of the kitchen look so modern that you almost can't tell that things arent brand new. There are a few updates scattered around, but most of this home looks like the owners just stopped updating any part of the house a very long time ago.
There's also something very interesting, and tall, growing in the middle of the house. Actually, it might not be growing anymore because it looks dead.
Strange and fabulous is this 1960s home at 390 N East River Rd in Des Plaines, Illinois. On the market right now for $850,000.00
Let's start in the bedroom
This is only the beginning. Check out these bathrooms.
Hope you like blue.
There's just so much going on in this bathroom, but still, my eyes are drawn to the seashell towel rings.
Now take a look at what they did to the bathtub in this next bathroom. I've never heard of lowering the tub like this.
This is a very big home, 8,758 square feet to be exact and you can really tell by the size of this next room.
Time for that 'tall and possibly dead thing in the middle of the house.
It's a TREE.
That's just the top of the tree that you see in the photos above on the second floor. The tree also adorns the staircase below.
Take a look at all the mind-blowing decor going on in the kitchen.
I love this 3-sided fireplace.
I've tried to come up with an explanation of what's going on with this old car in the next photo and I've got nothing.
Visit realtor.com for the full listing.
it's a shame that this retro-cool home has been so neglected.