1957 Contemporary in Thomasville, NC

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Added to OHD on 1/5/20   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   20 Comments

113 Kathland Ave, Thomasville, NC 27360

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  • $275,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 4480 Sq Ft
  • 0.83 Ac.
Midcentury modern ranch complete w/600 sf bomb shelter designed by John E. Ramsey. Original high quality features & construction: terazzo floors, solid walnut paneling, samara wood cabinets, quartzite mantel, pebble solarium, hardwoods, vaulted ceilings, built-ins & gadgets everywhere, floating vanities, gold vein tile w/original fixtures, orig. lighting & dozens of closets (don't miss the hidden bar)! Restored in-ground pool, hot tub, deck, patioIn-law suite w/LR, BD RM, Kitchenette, full bath.
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David Carter, Allen Tate Realtors-Burlington
(336) 693-5551
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12503 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted this and then read the description. I want to see the bomb shelter! 😀 Love the fence too! Hope the next owners appreciate the kitchen and baths.

    • Leah SLeah S says: 161 comments
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      Agree! I scrolled down looking for the bomb shelter.

      Oh my goodness! Those bathrooms … pristine in all of their mid-century glory!

  2. dwr7292dwr7292 says: 440 comments
    1930 carriage house
    Bethlehem, CT

    The decor is such a mismatch to the architecture! I’d like to explore that dressing room and all it’s built-ins. It certainly appears to be very thoughtfully designed.

  3. BethanyBethany says: 3481 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    The bomb shelter is probably not much to look at but I’d still like to see it. If I were a realtor, my working philosophy would be “if you mention it, you show a picture of it.”

  4. PhillipPhillip says: 301 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    I just love the prolific use of wood in this house and that it has escaped the evil white paint fairy. Gosh all those built ins, 2 nice FPs, all on one level and a pool right outside the back door. I would lose the carpeting for sure. Cool house!!

  5. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1684 comments
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    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside

    Great house! Agree w/Kelly about the baths & kitchen — I’d have a good time cooking in there. BTW what is the whatever-it-is underneath the oven?
    Many MCMs are striking in design, really cool examples of their type but don’t look particularly easy actually to live in — this one looks very comfortable.

  6. TGrantTGrant says: 1058 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    The built ins, the bathrooms, that kitchen!!! Does anyone know what the appliance under the wall oven is?

  7. Anne M.Anne M. says: 1031 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    I think that might be a dishwasher, couldn’t find one exactly like it but here are a couple of “vintage” dishwashers

  8. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 2330 comments
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    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central, NY

    Okay, MCM’s are not usually my thing, *but*…

    All of the built-in storage in this house is just amazing! The master bedroom’s closet is beyond great in itself, but then there’s so much else, too! I esp. like the pink & white and blue & white bathrooms – pretty! And, I’d like to sit in the windowed corner where the leather chair is – so much natural light!👏🏼

  9. RobinjnRobinjn says: 241 comments
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    1978 Split level
    Columbia, MO

    OH be still my heart. I love every single thing about this house. So much space, that KITCHEN the original BATHROOMS. I even love that outside fencing. I could move in and never look back, but I sure want to see that bomb shelter. 🙂

  10. SadieSadie says: 44 comments
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    Though not my favorite style I can totally appreciate the craftsmanship of this home. So nice to see it looks original. Maybe the next family that owns it will fill it with MCM furnishings. Wonderful listing. Thanks for keeping things interesting, Kelly!!

  11. StacyStacy says: 470 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen

    I wasn’t sure I’d like this, a 1957 contemporary, but wow, this place rocks!! Just feels like good vibes!! Love it all!!

  12. HousenutHousenut says: 72 comments

    Wow! Talk about form following function! Fabulous house and so thoughtfully executed in design with all the latest for the day. I especially love the wood, the planter built right into the floor and the tiled “drip floor “ for pots at the window corner.
    Period MCM furnishings would so live at home here. I’d have to move the head of the bed away from the window, bad Feng Shui
    And a Berber carpet is the only change necessary.

  13. NanceNance says: 50 comments
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    1930 Craftsman Bungalow

    I’m setting appointment to see this house. I’ll let you know what I find, and I’ll check out that funny oven-ish thing.

  14. NanceNance says: 50 comments
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    1930 Craftsman Bungalow

    Saw this house today…gorgeous! Almost entirely original, except for some areas of carpet. Carpets are in excellent condition, though, and only the green one is jarring enough to remove immediately. Storage is even more extensive than is apparent from pics. The oven thingie is an oven! Unable to ascertain if it works, but appears to be in use. Fireplaces are wood-burning. Really lovely neighborhood of similarly maintained custom houses. This house rambles so, it’s hard to recall the order of rooms well enough to describe floorplan, so we need to see one. Some cabinets are rickety (kitchen), and most throughout house need some repair or refinishing. It was cold and raining, so we couldn’t assess state of covered pool. The “bomb shelter” was really a large cellar accessible from inside house, with yet more storage. A great party house. Badly needs privacy fencing in back (pool and rec areas are in front yard). We looked for family and for us, discussing over next few days and looking over disclosures. Step away from the MCM until we make a decision, folks. ; )


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