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Location: Bexley, Ohio
The possibilities are endless with this midcentury modern fixer-upper in Bexley, Ohio, an old suburb of Columbus. Built in 1953, the 2,012-square-foot home is a classic one-story ranch-style house whose many original details are still intact, imparting a time-capsule feel in parts, with just a few updates over the years.
Marked by strong bones, a brick facade, and broad gable roof, the residence has a lot to offer, starting with a front door with ribbed sidelites, a large living room with (double-faced) fireplace against a mirrored wall, handsome wood-paneled family room with large stone hearth, and a period basement with paneled walls and a third fireplace, this time brick.
The two bathrooms are delightfully retro, too, one with a pink tub and sink, another with wallpaper and a marbled counter, while the laundry room also boasts patterned wall covering and mint green cabinets.
As for the sizable eat-in kitchen, it looks like it has undergone a renovation recently, as well as the two bedrooms. Recessed lighting is found throughout, as is plush wall-to-wall carpeting in a sea foam green that this editor doesn’t mind too much. Two full bathrooms and a half complete the home, which offers a nice backyard, too. Located at 415 Stanbery Avenue, it’s offered at $297,000. Bring your architect.