Friday Four Hundred: Inside of Gaston Avenue Mid-Century is a Feast For Your Eyeballs

Published April 7, 2012 by Joanna England

Yes, 6863 Gaston is pretty plain from the front, but wait until you see the inside.

Do you remember when you were young and someone told you not to judge a book by its cover? Now, the saying is just a giant cliche, but sometimes you come across something that really typifies this expression. This week’s Friday Four Hundred marketed by Keller Williams City Center’s Vicki White is a perfect example.

Interestingly enough, I have driven past this Gaston Avenue home almost every day for the past 5 years and I never had a “Wow” moment. Why? Because it’s pretty plain from the outside, and it’s kind of hidden by the landscaping, which is good for a house on Gaston Avenue.

However, get a load of those interiors! This place is packed with “Wow” moments, and you can tell, as the listing says, that this house was owned by architects. There’s a ton of well-preserved mid-century charm, as well as modern touches and interesting design elements, like a cool geometric feature wall.

And at 2,500 square feet, it’s a perfect home for a family with older children. In fact, it’s in the Woodrow Wilson High School attendance area. Wilson, which has experienced a resurgence in community support lately, is housed in a historic building in Lakewood.

I could definitely see a young professional couple making this home their own, too. Heck, I could see someone like me making this home their own. But alas, I have a mortgage!

And get a load of this: It’s only $475,000! Less than a half-mil! In Lakewood!

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