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Real Estate Stalking: 70s Fixer Upper in Southern Pines

Sarah’s been holding out on us. The post below was taken from her Southern Pines, NC real estate blog, but it’s right at home here in our old Estate Envy series. I mean, I’m envious. She’s full of ideas and inspiration and its a nice day dream for all of us to enjoy!

 

 

Recently, 915 East Indiana Avenue in Southern Pines was listed for rent along with some family homes available for sale in Cape Coral. I had never been in this house before and it was a little mystery to me. Sitting on the hill, it has a tiny Prairie influence, built in 1971 with modern lines and a lot of potential. Since I’m a 70s fanatic right now both in design and architecture, I wanted to take a look before it went off the market.

 

I was thinking the existing exterior might look a tad better with some changes influenced by this,

 

 

Formal living room or dining room, it’s family’s choice

Dining room transforms into this,

great looking original ceiling fans in the bedrooms, no change required

This the dance hall or the family room that overlooks the backyard.

99% of the time I don’t like short, high built in shelves, so we’ve got to make this entertainment central,

 

And on the opposite side of the room, I’d convert some of the existing windows into a set or two of french doors and try to create something like this,

Most updates always include opening up rooms to create a better flow and this kitchen is no exception. There’s excellent opportunity to make a bright kitchen filled with natural light here with great, existing windows over the sink and in the breakfast nook.

 

 

 

 

Great master bedroom on the main level with original ceiling fan and lots of light,

Master takes on this kind of feel,

 

There are three more bedrooms, two upstairs with a bath and a guest suite downstairs. Nice wide open rooms, great space. Do you see why I like the 70s? It doesn’t have to be about avocado green appliances and orange and brown decor everywhere.

Wondering if the Scout II in the driveway comes with?

 
 
 
 
 

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