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’80s time capsule home in suburban Chicago sells for $700K

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Mirror on the wall mirror, is this house the most retro of all of them?

In the suburbs of Chicago, 4,256 square feet of dwellings with lots of mirrors on almost every surface sold. Most noticeable is the highly reflective kitchen.

Located at 4 Cambridge Drive in Oak Brook, this 1979 spread took 10 years to decorate and still has a well-maintained 1980s look. Traded hand According to Realtor.com, it’s $ 699,000.

But its unmistakable decades-despite the charm of the past, new buyers Plans reportedly To make a change — unlike the hordes of interested owners who had nothing but love their shiny charm.

“I didn’t have a list with lots of people who love decoration or are interested in buying furniture and works of art,” said List Agent. Kathy Divalerio, Berkshire Hathaway Home Service Chicago, told the post. “1 [prospective] The buyer told me he wanted to buy the house and everything in it. She didn’t want to change things! “

The eat-in kitchen stands out as a special mirror-rich space with mirrors lined up on the refrigerator and dishwasher doors.
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This bathroom also has heavy mirror details and the mirror itself is clean.
This bathroom also has heavy mirror details and the mirror itself is clean.
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The house took 10 years to decorate to the owner's taste.
The house took 10 years to decorate to the owner’s taste.
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The decoration decades ago is behind the relatively unobtrusive brick look.
The decoration decades ago is behind the relatively unobtrusive brick look.
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The four- to five-bedroom home, which went public for $ 733,000 in March, was a real estate sale, as described in its marketing.

The brick exterior is connected to the glass interior. The kitchen list image shows a two-door refrigerator, a full-sized dishwasher, a panel that surrounds the microwave and oven, and a mirror that covers the cabinet door. Elsewhere, mirrors fill the walls of the bedroom. The bedroom has a mirror frame and the ceiling is adorned with a roll of wavy cloth. The walls of the entertainment room and bathroom on the basement floor even have glass panels, including those with golden mirrors.

“I don’t see much of the 80’s style anymore,” said Di Valerio. “And you definitely won’t see the whole house where it looks like it was in a time capsule [decades],in this way. “

You can be the cleanest of all those who have all these mirrors on the wall.
You can be the cleanest of all those who have all these mirrors on the wall.
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Wavy cloths line the ceiling of this mirrored bedroom.
Wavy cloths line the ceiling of this mirrored bedroom.
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On the other hand, this bathroom is covered with a reflective gold mirror.
On the other hand, this bathroom is covered with a reflective gold mirror.
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The mirror also extends to the recreation room on the basement floor.
The mirror also extends to the recreation room on the basement floor.
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Other images show decorative lucite and reflective gold-decorated staircases, other non-reflective walls painted white, a pure white living area with a fireplace, and even the interior of a palm tree. I am.

The owners identified as Frank and Gloria had different hobbies. Frank enjoyed the car — and the list image shows an even bigger garage — and Gloria enjoyed changing clothes in her house. (She also seemed to have a master recipe to keep the mirror straight.)

Apart from the mirror, palm trees also decorated the interior of the house.
Apart from the mirror, palm trees also decorated the interior of the house.
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Mirrored living area with fireplace.
Mirrored living area with fireplace.
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The entrance is also shining.
The entrance is also shining.
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“When Gloria became itchy to decorate, she decided which room she wanted to refurbish, chose a theme, called interior decorator Irv Caplan, and they went to Merchandise Mart to make Gloria. It will happen, “added Di Valerio. “If Gloria and Abh couldn’t find exactly what they wanted, they would have had custom-made furniture and artwork to complete the room.”

For more details on the house, stand on .57 acres of grounds with a front porch. The foyer reaches two floors, with a laundry room, a raised dressing area in the master bedroom, a submerged bathtub in the bathroom, and a closet throughout. Outside, trees are scattered in the deep backyard. There is a patio with lounge seats nearby.

Even though the house is now in a new hand, the original owners have certainly left their mark.

“It took 10 years for the house to be fully assembled, as Gloria wanted,” said Divalerio.

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