I say “stunningly” because homes like this are becoming rarer and rarer. And while that’s true everywhere, it’s especially true on the Newport Peninsula, where tastes change quickly and owners are fickle. Furthermore, single-story homes, once the mainstay, are now the minority. This is one of those homes you hope goes to the right folks — someone who will carefully preserve what’s awesome and maybe make some sensitive changes.
So that brings up an interesting conversation? How do you ever really know what to keep, what to change, and how to do it? And there’s no right answer. But I like to think of three important guiding principals: First-off, mid-century modern homes weren’t about looking cool — they were about function — and making homes that work. A beautiful, original home, that doesn’t function isn’t a home — it’s a museum. If there’s something that doesn’t function right in today’s world, it’s okay to make some changes. Secondly, and just as importantly, I like to think what the original architect would do if he or she were working today. What kind of work would they do if asked to help remodel the home. Third, and last — be timeless. Good design is effortless and transcends the decades. A home like this has survived 67 years — it should be sensitively updated to look great 67 years from now. Here’s an easy hint — if you’re thinking of upgrades seen at a Vegas hotel or on a cruise ship — those upgrades probably won’t look great in 67 years, or even 10.
At this price, it might be hard to swallow the idea of doing sensitive (read: custom and expensive) upgrades. But this home deserves it. As a single-story bastion of beach living on the peninsula, its exclusivity will only increase.
Would you like to take a look? We’d love to represent you as a buyer on this wonderful property and give you our thoughts in person. Contact us.
|Home size||2,191 sq ft|
|Days on Market||61|
Large 4 bedroom 2 bath one story home a few doors to sandy beach. Lot is 40 X 95, zoned R2. Recently repainted, new carpet, newer appliances. Two car garage with work bench and room to park car on rear of lot. Opportunity for development plus great one story mid-century beach house. This property has been held by one family for about 70 years. Great one story home for the right buyer. Property is in good condition for its age. Just a few lots from sandy beach and beginning of boardwalk.
Property Type(s): Single Family
|Last Updated||4/4/2017||Tract||Other (OTHR)|
|Year Built||1960||Community||N8 - West Newport - Lido|
|Area||N8 - West Newport - Lido||HOA Dues||0|
|Parking||Spaces: 2.00||Pool Description||None|
|Subdivision||Other (OTHR)||Utilities||Sewer Available|
|Waterfront Description||Ocean Side Of Highway 1||Lot Dimensions||40x95|
|Heat||Central Furnace, Natural Gas|
|Interior||Ceiling Fan, Copper Plumbing Full|
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