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1950s time capsule in Hermosa historic bungalow district asks $259K

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The dated kitchen color scheme and pink bathroom are delightful

An exterior of a 1.5 story bungalow house with yellow brick and a five-sided bay window. Photos by VHT Studio, Courtesy of @properties listing agent Kathleen Olsen

A charming bungalow with a five-sided bay window and yellow brick just listed for well under $300,000. It’s located in the Hermosa bungalow historic district on the northwest side. The neighborhood is known for its significant concentration of the Chicago-style house that was popular in the early 1900s.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home comes with original art glass windows, crown molding, and a decorative painted-brick fireplace. Throughout the home there are color schemes and old-fashioned furniture that look as if they might have been with the house since it was built in 1923. The kitchen has canary yellow cabinets and seafoam green backsplash. In the living room, an old television is framed in a retro wooden console. And upstairs, there’s an antique floor cabinet radio.

The home is nearby wide boulevards, a handful of parks and playgrounds, and a Metra stop. Interested in renovating this time capsule? 2930 North Kenneth Avenue is on the market for $259,000.

Plastic wrap covers a vintage beige couch and lamp shade. A large built-in mirror sits over a white brick fireplace and an old television is housed in a retro wooden tv box.
The living room is filled with light from the five-panel bay window.
A four-seat table with a lace table cloth sits in front of three windows with hick pink curtains that are pulled back. Two heavy wood dish cabinets.
The carpeted formal dining room sits just off the kitchen.
The kitchen cabinets are canary yellow with white patterned wall paper and seafoam green tiles as backsplash. A four-seat, white, eggplant-shaped table with cushioned yellow roller chairs sits in the middle of the room.
The kitchen’s 1950s vibe is perfectly preserved.
Five windows line the wood-paneled room which features a black recliner chair, an old lamp light fixture and an old-fashioned wood radio box.
A sunroom adjacent to the master bedroom.
A blue-tiled bathroom with a pink sink, tub, and toilet is perfectly retro.
Bamboo and bird figures are etched into the glass shower door.