Name: Susan and David
Location: East Bay, California
Size: 2,250 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned
Susan and David's East Bay home comes with intact natural features, Douglas fir beams and cabinets, and a functional floor plan. Why anybody would list this mid-century home as a "tear down" on the market is a mystery. Luckily, Susan and David stumbled upon the listing when a sale fell through. The 1958 house was in untouched, original condition — a true delight for the couple who were relocating from Chicago. "We were the only buyers willing to uncover the natural beauty of this diamond in the rough and were ready to get to work upon closing," Susan says. Upon move in, they immediately fell in love with the home's charm and functionality, but they say the true joy has been learning new things about its history.
from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/tour-a-mid-century-tear-down-home-that-got-a-second-chance-245881