This Ridiculously Retro House in Swampscott Is Quite the Gem

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Every now and then, a time capsule finds its way to the market in Greater Boston. Sometime’s it’s a psychedelic split-level in Framingham, and other times it’s a ’70s/’80s mashup, like this house for sale in Swampscott.

The four-bedroom home was built in 1960, and fortunately, has not been renovated much since then. It’s decked out in wood paneling, floral wallpaper, and pastel-colored carpeting galore, and exhibits plenty one-of-a-kind features of yesteryear.

Below, take a look at all the reasons why this ridiculously retro house is such a gem—and see if you can keep count of all of the framed Shih Tzu portraits adorning the walls.

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The house’s curb appeal definitely flaunts some ’60s flair.

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Inside, step up into the carpeted kitchen, where there’s a lot to look at—including a trapezoidal stained glass panel.

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This open wall is what pastel wallpaper was created for. Note the length of the cord on that wall-mounted phone.

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The house has multiple small shelves tucked into its corners—they’re just large enough to hold one vase.

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This standalone cooktop would be hard to find in stores nowadays, as would that floral backsplash.

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The dining room, devoid of any ’70s vibes, takes a turn for the ’80s.

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As an added bonus, its built-in china cabinets conveniently also hold porcelain figurines.

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The step down into the living room gives off some serious Napoleon Dynamite vibes.

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But the built-in storage underneath the kitchen is a nice touch.

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Chandeliers aren’t typically suspended from the corners of living rooms, but this chandelier isn’t typical.

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Especially when it’s paired with white leather couches and white carpeting.

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We can get behind a bedroom with a theme.

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The space between the ceiling and the top of the vanity was intended for small radios only, probably.

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The wardrobe, headboard, and bureau in this bedroom are all clad in mirrors. Chances are pretty good that bed is a water bed.

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The vintage bathroom trifecta: turquoise tile, pastel wallpaper, and floral curtains.

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That scalloped sink is a relic of another era.

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Any good three-season porch has both carpeting and a chandelier. And a small duck figurine.

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Interested in seeing this exceedingly charming retro residence for yourself? It’s listed for $575,000 by Coldwell Banker. Check out the listing here.

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