I have long predicted a return to the ’60s, when we can drag out our go-go boots, slip into our mini skirts, and jerk to The Age of Aquarius till we look like Twiggy. Do any of you remember the paper dress? Well, think back to that fun, crazy era and then imagine a home built in 1961 by Bill Pardue that pulled in all the style of those pre-psychedelic times: terrazzo floors, hardwoods, spacious kitchens where you baked Alice B. Toklas brownies, and, of course, the paneled family room. Mom and Dad got the big master with separate closets and fireplace, and the kids shared a Jack and Jill bathroom because—guess what?—they can learn to share. It keeps them from being so spoiled. (Kids raised in the 1950s and 1960s did not have their own chamber maids and 700-square-foot suites attached to their bedrooms.)
This is all you get with 11219 Shelterwood Ln., plus a half acre of treed land nestled on a cul de sac minutes from the Tollway and Preston Royal. I really like this home's location near Russwood Acres, and the size this perfect: 3,467 square feet. And, really, who needs more than four bedrooms, three and a half baths, formals, and kitchen? Now about that kitchen. Photographed for Better Homes and Gardens, the original 1961 kitchen made its debut as the Dream Kitchen in Lone Star Gas Company’s exhibit at the State Fair of Texas. After being on exhibit as the latest and greatest, it was transplanted nail by nail, cabinet by cabinet, to Shelterwood. It’s In pristine condition—honestly, I think Twiggy may have lived here, because these owners never cooked—so you can still use the Lazy Man gas broiler and O’Keefe and Merritt’s oven with “grillevator,” wipe down the curved Nevamar laminate cabinetry (I remember Nevamar!), and serve on the innovative center island with griddle and tiled wall clock. Note the homemaker's desk right in the kitchen where she busied herself with recipes. Ah, those were the days. And they can come rocking back if you buy this house for $698,000.
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