This Time Capsule Home In Georgia Hasn't Been Changed Since 1968

"Ms. Bunny," a noted property owner in the peach state, must have known her ladylike, hands-off approach would protect her property's value, per Realtor. The decision to leave the home — which she purchased in 1985 — untouched paved the way for its classification as a pure property. This DeKalb County home is buzzed about as the vintage "boxcar house." With upwards of 70 showings and numerous reported offers, the 1968 build is on the Georgia market for $475,000 in the Smoke Rise region. 

Captivating for its unassuming exterior and distinct, art-inspired internal elements, this home comes in at 2,772 square feet and sits atop 1.1 acres of prime real estate. Spacious too, it houses four bedrooms, a nucleic fireplace, and a built-in sofa. When considering the 2,342-square-foot basement, the home essentially doubled its roominess. "It's as if Zsa Zsa Gabor, Elizabeth Taylor, and the owner had a bit of coffee — or something stronger — and just enjoyed each other's company in a setting Austin Powers would love," said listing agent Pat Soltys, of Palmer House Properties.

Inside the Georgia home

With gold-adorned mirrors that cover the home's ceilings and walls — and also increase the property's visual spaciousness — this home is a provocative breath-taker with feminine aspects including a rounded fireplace, a couch, and a fountain, per Realtor. "People just go, 'Wow.' They stop in their tracks and try to take everything in," Pat Soltys said. "There's something new in every corner. We tease and say it's one mirror short of a bordello." 

Since the only change made to the property has been lightbulbs, this residence is considered a time capsule. In the modern real estate world, time capsule homes rivet buyers and dreamers alike as the properties reflect universal human interests. Like Retro Renovation observed, people (of all social backgrounds) tend to embrace some level of voyeurism and experiential comparison. The fusion of a shared and intrinsic curiosity about how other people live and have lived, as well as the presence of pristine properties such as this one, reminds appreciators that capsule homes capture human history. 

When these properties boast 40 or more years of existence, many also include sound construction. For this boxcar delight, appreciators likely revel in its uniqueness and welcome waves of nostalgia.