The 80s-Era Ranch With the Laura Ashley Je Ne Sais Quoi

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Yeah, this is the only normal thing about this house and even that will be questioned.

By now, if you’ve been playing along at home every Wednesday, you know that if we show you an 80s-era Ranch that looks completely normal on the exterior elevation, we’re going to basically bait and switch you in the interior, right?

Good. Because that’s what we’re doing today with this house that came to me via Twitter, where everything terrible, awesome, horrific, and amazing lives.

So this is a four-bedroom, two-bath home with all kinds of entertaining space, including a large living room, a formal dining room, lots of room outside plus a pool, a historical burial plot in the front yard …

Yeah, that’s not even the reason I’m writing about this house but yes, burial plot in the front yard, yadda, yadda, yadda.

The real story is the custom kitchen. CUSTOM KITCHEN Y’ALL.

OK, the other real story may be every other room of this “one of a kind, artistic home,” too.

I mean, this is some 80s goodness. Laura Ashley in every room. Dusty rose and mint green. Floral everything.



But can we go back to the kitchen? Because I feel like we need to talk about it some more.

I mean, um, it’s very artistic?

And there’s an island. Y’all like islands, right? And if you worship at the altar of Mary Engelbreit and stan for all things twee, this is probably the kitchen for you. I mean, there’s tassels and everything. TASSELS, Y’ALL.

Want to see more pictures? Yes. There are more. Click here if you haven’t gotten enough of this 80s-era goodness. Is this your jam? Let us know in the comments.

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Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

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  1. Rabbi Hedda LaCasa says

    Hallelujah for this highly personalized, anti-generic decor. My BFF actually has a tassel collection, y’all. However, this home is not my personal jam and oy vey, I cannot imagine jammin’ in that master bedroom!

  2. Margaret Manser says

    I would totally show, maybe buy this house just for your amazing headline. Take that to an ESL class for discussion!

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