Look what's back on ebay for local pick up only in southern California. I'm so tempted to bid, but there's no way the hubby would make the 6-8 hour drive to go pick it up. To the best of the owners knowledge it was handmade in the 50's/60's. I love the beam ceiling and glass elevator. The lamps look pretty cool as well. This would be fun to refurbish.
Check out the ebay listing here .
The roof top panels are glass and one pivots open. The more I look at it the more I contemplate the drive...
(images from ebay listing by dean6659 )
Based on comments, I thought I'd explain a bit more about the drive. Theoretically, San Francisco Bay Area to Riverside, CA is a 7 hour drive, add traffic makes it 8-9 hours. Add my two kids under 4 and you get a 10-11 hour car ride from hell, EACH WAY. The last time we drove to LA (which is closer) we got stuck in traffic and had a 9 hour drive with my youngest crying almost the entire ride. Not much fun.
Then there is the size, the house is 3'4" wide 1'4" deep and 2'10" tall (about 1 meter long, 1/2 meter deep, almost 1 meter tall). I'm not sure where I would be able to fit this house in my house. Every time I get a new house, my husbands first question is, which one am I getting rid of? I really want to keep the 4 I have now, but we don't have enough room for those as is, so I'm not sure I can convince him that I need this one. Sigh.
But the more I think about it, I have a friend that lives an hour from Riverside that might be able to pick it up and store it for me until I could find a way to get down there. And I might be able to talk my dad into the drive as he's from LA and we have family there. Ah man, you people convincing me to bid...