Built in 1959, this rambling 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rancher is stuck in the middle of last century – but in a good way!
The L-shaped home wraps around a large corner lot in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
427 Maple Avenue was designed by Marlin Umberger, a highly regarded builder throughout the Hershey area for over 40 years.
To this day, homes built by Marlin Umberger in the area are considered to be homes of exceptional quality.
He was trained in carpentry, woodworking, and home construction.
Umberger was not only skilled at home building and remodeling, he also built furniture and made home décor items to adorn his homes.
His style incorporated architectural elements of Frank Lloyd Wright, whom he is said to have greatly admired.
Apart from the FLW references, there is a whole lot of fabulous mid-century fun infused in this home.
Look at the plush sea-foam green carpet – perhaps original to the house?
The listing doesn’t specify if the furnishings are retro-inspired, vintage, or original designs of Umberger. But aren’t these pieces fantastic?
Of course, you have a massive rock wall fireplace as the centerpiece of the sunken living room.
There is a den with a vaulted ceiling opposite to the living room.
Let’s call this the “blue room”.
So very Mad Men!
There is also another living area with large picture windows overlooking the patio and lawn.
Nearby is a cozy dining area just off the kitchen.
The kitchen cabinets do not look original – the styling is definitely not 1959 or atomic age in any way.
However, the green patterned carpet in the kitchen is positively groovy!
Check out the master bedroom – a.k.a. the red love nest!
Where does one even find bedding for round beds?
The second bedroom (pictured below) is reminiscent of a cheap motel room, but again, this is meant in admiration.
This place is the real deal!
Look at those Formica bathroom counters!
A marvelous floating staircase near the kitchen leads down to the finished lower level.
The floor space down here is immense.
SO much square footage… 3,673 in total!
This sprawling home also has an attached 2-car garage.
Price for this Marlin Umberger-designed beauty?
A cool $675,000!