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Midcentury home with retro details wants $245K

The ’50s home includes some cool carpeting

Brown shingled home with front lawn.
The 1956 home is ranch-style house is located in Torrington, Connecticut.
Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty

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Location: Torrington, Connecticut

Price: $245,000

This ’50s-era ranch house may feel like your grandparents’ house, but beyond its vintage interiors lie outdoor entertaining spaces galore. Located in Torrington, the biggest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut, the time capsule-esque home boasts period charm and strong bones, that, with a refresh, could become a stunner.

It all begins with its handsome shingled exterior and an inviting front porch. Inside, a redwood-paneled living room opens onto a deck and the expansive backyard by way of sliding glass doors. Two steps up from there is another sunny seating area, this time with a brick fireplace. A formal dining room and a retro eat-in kitchen complete the common areas.

As for bedrooms, there are three, plus one with built-in shelving that can be used as an office, and one and a half baths. What appears to be original carpeting—some of it pretty cool—lines the floors except in the kitchen, where there is vinyl.

Which brings us to the property’s grounds. No matter what happens on the inside, the .76-acre lot more than makes up for it with its verdant lawn and in-ground pool. A partially finished basement and two-car garage round out the 2,191-square-foot home located at 46 Sherwood Drive. The best part? It’s asking just $245,000.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty