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Midcentury time capsule can be yours for $399K

It’s on the market for the first time in nearly 65 years

Flat-roofed two-story post-and-beam house with large front yard and trees surrounding it.
The 1952 home was designed by Seattle-born architect Royal McClure.
Photos courtesy of John L. Scott Real Estate

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Location: Spokane, Washington

Price: $399,900

This midcentury modern home in Spokane, Washington, with one owner for nearly 65 years, is as untouched as it gets. Built in 1952, the 1,8279-square-foot property was designed by Seattle-born architecture Royal McClure, who turned down study at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin school to attend Harvard instead.

The simple post-and-beam timber construction encompasses two stories and incorporates many of the period’s interests: in glass expanses, open spaces, indoor-outdoor considerations, and the use of materials like wood and brick.

On the main floor, a wood-paneled living area anchored by a small brick fireplace features floor-to-ceiling windows that lead to a large cantilevering deck with views toward the city. Adjacent to this is an original kitchen with an orange and tan color scheme and vintage vinyl floors, next to which is another flexible space that could be used as a dining area.

There are four bedrooms, some of which also feature paneling, with built-in closets and storage. As for other interior elements, cork flooring is found under carpeting, while vintage vinyl lines other areas. Outside, there’s another deck off the private quarters as well as a spacious backyard.

Located on a double lot at 3717 East 17th Avenue, this incredible time capsule is offered at $399,900.

Photos courtesy of John L. Scott Realty (h/t WowHaus)