Well-preserved 1950s and 1960s time capsules are rare, sought-after real estate gems, with their sleek designs, eye-catching appliances, and, if you’re lucky, some quaint luxury tech. But the 1970s time capsule is far more elusive, despite the return of trends like macrame, ceramic, and fringe. This secluded 1977 cabin home in Graham is just about fully intact right down to finishes and furniture, all in a vibey, lofted package.
This is far from all the home has going for it. Look past the shag and linoleum and find a private lake and seasonal pond for fishing, plus five acres of land dotted with cedar trees. But if you’re just here to look, this untouched majesty is begging for your attention.
Wood paneling covers just about every room, which is especially welcome alongside the steeply pitched exposed-timber ceiling in the living room. A wood stove and glass doors to a large, elevated deck for gathering and grilling complete the woodsy look.
A loft nestled above has a 1970s treat that typically doesn’t survive this long: a deep-pile, textured carpet in a medley of earth tones, the same carpet that lines the floating stairs on the way up. More wood paneling and a metal chain connecting to the ceiling fan survived right alongside it for a perfect tableau. Through the high windows of the living room, it has its own view of the lake.
A bathroom behind the loft nails the look in equal measure, with brick tiles lining the walls, a chained pendant light, a large brass mirror, and whimsical wooden shelves. Farther back, find gold-tone linoleum tile in immaculate condition. It’s all part of the master suite, leading into a timber-lined bedroom under a barn-shaped ceiling, featuring a private balcony and the walk-in closet.
Most of the first-floor common areas, including an eat-in kitchen, get cozy with all that wood paneling—it just contributes to the cabin aesthetic. But it’s also home to an extremely party-ready laundry room with the washer and dryer installed behind a wooden bar.
What’s special about this home’s 70s nostalgia, aside from the pitch-perfect style, is that it doesn’t come from neglect. Original owner Carl Coapstick built it while living with his wife, Yvonne, and their young daughter in the barn, and they lovingly maintained it until they first sold it in 2016. According to listing agent Ashley Wolslegel, who also handled the previous sale, the couple liked to have coffee in the loft while watching the blue herons on the lake. They maintained the outside as well as the inside: Multiple outbuildings include a playhouse with working lights, and Carl even installed a French drain—a kind of trench that directs groundwater away—running into the lake to keep the ground dry.
Listing Fast Facts
28515 E 69th Ave, Graham
Size: 1,642 square feet/4.89 acres, 2 bedroom/2 bath
List Date: 8/26/2021
List Price: $400,000
Listing Agent: Ashley Wolslegel, Keller Williams Realty