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The untouched 1957 home of modernist architect Jim Sherrill

A cantilevered single-story house sits in a green forest with boxy windows, teal panels, and long horizontal lines. Photos by Charlotte Drone Company

For many midcentury modern aficionados, there’s nothing more stylistically perfect than a 1950s or 60s time capsule. Unlike recently renovated midcentury homes, a time capsule hasn’t been touched—or tampered with, in some people’s opinions—by contemporary sensibilities.

The latest time capsule home to cross our desk is this three-bedroom, two-bath home in Hickory, a city about an hour northwest of Charlotte, North Carolina. Built in 1957 as the personal home of modernist North Carolina architect Jim Sherrill, the 1,595-square-foot cantilevered structure is a single level that “floats” over its basement.

Inside, exposed beams, a two-sided brick fireplace, and original partitions showcase untouched style. A wooden kitchen features original appliances and fixtures, as do two vintage bathrooms—one in pink (with an elevated tub for ease in bathing) and another in yellow and green. The bedrooms boast original wood built-ins, and the entire house is set on a forested 1.11-acre lot with double carport.

Ready to own your own midcentury time capsule? 1075 5th Avenue is on the market now for $199,900.

The home’s front entrance features a wooden door next to alternating panels of blue and teal glass.
The front entrance of the home.
A midcentury living room with a yellow couch and orange chair in front of a two-sided brick fireplace. The ceilings feature exposed brown wooden beams and the carpet is a worn brown.
The living room boasts exposed beams and a two-sided brick fireplace.
A vintage galley-style kitchen with wooden cabinets, old appliances, and white countertops.
The original 1957 kitchen.
An empty second living room with brown carpet, a two-sided brick fireplace, and a black and white striped wall partition.
The view on the other side of the fireplace.
A bathroom with a raised pink tub, white sink, and pink and blue tile.
One of two vintage bathrooms, this one features a raised tub.
A bedroom with a built-in wooden bed, built-in bookshelves above the bed, a few small windows, and pink panels on the walls.
The bedrooms feature original built-ins.
A bathroom with a walk-in shower and door, yellow tile, white toilet and sink, and multi-color green floor tile.
The second yellow and green bathroom.