This remarkable condo in Ramona, Calif., was a green-saturated masterpiece when first built in 1974.
And because it hasn’t really been inhabited over the decades, what remains is a jaw-dropping time capsule decked out in groovy shades of bright green. It’s currently on the market for $375,000, and admirers of the impeccably executed emerald interiors are taking notice.
When the Country Villas West condo complex was built just outside San Diego in the early ’70s, the best unit was reserved for its developer. This particular developer had an abiding affection for hues in the green spectrum and hired a professional designer to create a trendy, fearless, one-of-a-kind space.
A short time later, the 1,800-square-foot condo was sold to a retired couple as a vacation property. However, they rarely set foot in the place. Now the couple’s children are ready to sell the kiwi-infused residence, complete with green wallpaper, green carpets, green countertops, green cabinetry and green custom fabrics.
It’s a vintage lover’s dream come true! Closed up tight for more than four decades, everything inside is in mint condition and will be included with the sale.
“Everything is vintage — even the magazine on the coffee table is 30 years old,” says listing agent Nancy Maranan. “It’s a true time capsule.”
Besides the throwback decor, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo is a rare two-story unit in the complex. It comes with an attached garage and two-car carport. It also boast views of the adjacent golf course.
Maranan says interest in the house has been off the charts, thanks in large part to the listing photos.
But, like anything these days, there are plenty of folks out there who are put off by the throwback avocado home.
“Some people are mean, but what can you do?” Maranan says. “I’m looking for a buyer.”
The listing was the most viewed on Realtor.com last week.
“Since I posted the link to the article on my Facebook, I’ve gotten a lot of likes,” adds Maranan. “We currently have multiple offers.”
She says a couple of interested buyers intend to keep the 1970s interiors intact. Photographers have also reached out to Maranan to set up shoots in the condo, but she says a surplus of shutterbugs would get in the way of potential buyers who want a tour.
“We’re looking for buyers,” Maranan says with a laugh.
As for us, we’re green with envy over whoever winds up with this far-out crib.
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