The MLS ad went something like this: Wonderful California rancher, great street and beach close. Classic in every detail, with a well thought out floor plan and a kid friendly yard with beautiful mature landscaping. Wont last long...open Sunday 1-4
Well, they really were not lying, after all it was a "house" and the word "beach" was part of the address. And the landscaping...well yes "mature" works.
What were we thinking!!!!
My husband Greg and I bought this house in 1985, yes to live in, just in case you were thinking "who would live in that dump?"
Note to self: stains on ceiling result from leaking roof. Lovely, lovely, lovely
Notice the vintage details in the vinyl flooring and tuck and roll naugahide kitchenette.
The fluorescent drop in ceiling lights were a bonus...
Wall paper stripping is a job that must be tackled only after at least a six pack of Budweiser has been consumed
I love how the peel and stick mirror was trimmed out to match the color of the prefab paneling. What is the color of that carpeting? It looks sort of like brown gravy.
And yes, what California rancher would be complete without a blue bathtub with grey speckled tile. Notice the little no slip flowers
and the rusting sides
No the baby didn't come with the house, he came a little later...
Someone please call Child Protective Services immediately!
Now that's some grass. The stump... it just works with the overall design
I've have always felt that a little Asian influence is important in a homes decor...
Just not at the end of the roof line. The sellers threw in that pot for free, can you believe it?
We did the floors of the entire house in Saltillo tiles, unfinished by the way, which soaked up gallons of oil based urethane.... My job. I'm sure I killed a million brain cells inhaling those fumes
The Armoire on the left was a huge purchase for us, I think it was around $800 dollars. The little wicker settee's came from Pier One. Not sure where I got those lamps but I like them. This was 25 years ago, in case you forgot.
I think we eventually painted out all of the brick white, but this doesn't look all that bad
Greg built this great big deck in the back, very kid friendly and we re-sodded the entire yard
I'm not sure what the thought was here with this planter idea but I think inexpensive comes to mind
Not that bad!
A lovely little rancher, if I do say so myself (circa 1985)
Enjoy your weekend