For sale: Amazing ‘time warp’ home left untouched for 45 years


Here’s a wonderful home that would most definitely fit the “quirky” description on a property website.

The eccentric California mansion’s eccentric red velvet décor has not been touched since 1971 and it’s currently on sale for $900,000 (£630,000).

Stephan’s Folly, in Palm Springs, described as a “time-capsule” house, was decked out in luxury red velvet more than 45 years ago and it remains in “remarkable” condition today.

Described as a “truly an immersive piece of artwork”, it won the Palm Springs Modern Committee's Residential Preservation Award last year.

The listing says: “Rarely do you walk into a house and your jaw immediately drops. Vintage time capsules like this in Palm Springs are what we live for and this is truly one of a kind.”

It adds: “Every detail has been meticulously designed and coordinated in a sea of orange and red velvet luxury.

“Every turn of every corner is another step back into a vintage opulent era that has been preserved like the day it was originally put together.”

The home features a sunken living room, a curved wet bar, a den, three bedrooms, five bathrooms, a pool cabana, a butler's pantry and garage for storing a classic car collection.

It was constructed in 1965 and later purchased by ‘Plumber to the Stars’, Jack Stephan, who designed and installed the current interior.

Listing agent from Paul Kaplan Group, Matthew Reader, added: “This super chic property represents the rich luxury of mid-century and regency pushed to its outer limits.

The property also boasts a swimming pool

“It's a delightful place to be in the evenings. The house always puts a smile on my face.”

In January, a similarly preserved three-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse apartment boasting a dining room with a floor-to-ceiling mirrored wall and a mix of parquet flooring and shag pile carpets went on sale in Chigaco for $110,000.

And this unassuming 'hobbit house' with an incredible secret inside attracted the attention of prospective buyers.

It was once the home of eccentric artist Antony Dracup who revolutionised the cottage by decorating every surface and adding an extra layer of bricks for noise insulation.

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