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Mint midcentury modern by Murvan M. Maxwell hits Metairie market

It’s practically a 1959 time capsule

If you’re feeling inspired by yesterday’s Curbed.com article, “How to renovate a midcentury modern home,” then this listing might be for you. The midcentury modern home was built in 1959 by Murvan M. Maxwell—and it’s in pristine condition, from the terrazzo floors to the high, angled ceilings.

The four-bedroom, two full-bathroom, two half-bathroom home sits on an oak-shaded corner lot in Metairie, near Bucktown. A vaguely ark-like dining room and entry featuring high, vaulted ceilings and wood paneling lies beyond the double front doors. These features continue throughout the home—they’re in the kitchen, which includes what appears to be the original cabinetry, as well as the master bedroom, which sits in its own separate wing. In the many bathrooms, find classic 4X4 tile in slate blue and white.

Certain parts of the 3,158-square-foot home could do with an update, but if you decide to renovate, “save as much of the details as you can ... That is where so much of the home’s future value comes from,” as Denver-based real estate agent and investor Adrian Kinney told Curbed.com. At $425,000, this untouched midcentury modern home offers buyers the rare chance to undertake an authentic, timeless renovation.

Via: Dorian Bennett of Sotheby’s International Realty