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June 24, 2018

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Yorkville, Illinois

By RetroRuth

Who is ready for some glorious vintage metal cabinets? This week’s home was spotted by Sara on Kate Sanderson’s Instagram feed! Thank you Sara and Kate!


This house is located at 131 Tuma Road in Yorkville, Illinois. It has six bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and is approximately 3600 square feet. It was built in 1935 (which is a little earlier than most of our houses) and the asking price is $289,900. It is being listed by Coldwell Banker, and you can see the listing here. From the listing:

This Darling Quaint 6 bed is a Charmer! 1 Large Bed on Main Floor with Double Cedar Closets, 4 Upstairs Bedrooms that are Spacious with 1/2 Bath and 1 bed in Basement for a possible In Law Apartment with Kitchen with Food Pantry and a Bathroom with Shower, Large Living Area and Walkout Porch. Main floor provides a Extra Large Living Room for Entertaining, Very large Dining Room with Big Picture Window Capturing a Serene Setting to your Woods in Backyard that Features a Wishing Well, Firepit and the Creek Far Enough Away- There is no Flood Insurance Required! You will find a Office with a Built in Bookshelf, Family Room space w/ Builtin Bookshelf and there is a Full bath on Main Level. Sun Porch off of the Kitchen that provides SS Appliances and a Retro Stovetop and a Retro Laundry Shoot to the Basement for Laundry! HMS Home Warranty included, Sits on over 3 acres w/Shed. Just a Beautiful Walk in Your Own Private Woods! Whats Not to Love Here? A Must See! Come Home to Yorkville!


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So, what do you think?  Anything stand out to you> Unfortunately, the bathrooms are nothing to speak of, which is too bad but they could easily be restored. But that pink kitchen!!! And that kitchen in the basement! That is pretty much my dream. Two vintage kitchens. I’d have a whole house full of vintage kitchens if Tom would let me.


This post is sponsored by Real Estate Broker Adrian Kinney, Denver’s Mid-Century Modern Expert! If you want to learn more about the mid-mod scene in Denver, you can visit Adrian’s site here. Thank you, Adrian!

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4 Responses to Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Yorkville, Illinois

  1. Dan Reply

    June 24, 2018 at 8:15 am

    The kitchens, yes, but the rest leaves me cold. Those wood ceilings remind of those topsy-turvy houses they used to have in amusement parks that used visual tricks to make you feel disoriented. And three kitchens?

  2. BobinAlabama Reply

    June 24, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Exterior and interior are inconsistent in style and period – just plain odd.

  3. Penny Reply

    June 24, 2018 at 10:20 am

    For those of us who love 1930s and/or Art Deco houses, this house is a delight! I think of this style as “storybook” – super quaint but often with surprisingly modern features. Obviously the kitchens were redone in the 50s and, while I generally love this style of kitchen, to me it feels out of place in this house – though I appreciate that the owners probably wanted the latest greatest kitchen of the time. Sad about the bathrooms – so many bathrooms of the 30s had fabulous colored tile, often with black accents. I find the wood paneling and ceilings very warm and beautiful, and modern in a 1930s kind of way.
    The house looks to have been super well cared for, which is lovely to see,

  4. Susan from Boston Reply

    June 25, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Pink steel cabs. Swoon!

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