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February 05, 2019

96-year-old woman puts house up for sale that had been left untouched for 72 years

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A 96-year-old woman from Toronto put up for sale her home, where she lived in for over 72 years. The entire home has been decorated in the theme of the 1950’s.

According to Daily Mail, the home lies in the Bloom West Village area, a little distance away from the city’s CBD. The house was listed at $699,000.

The same owner maintained the house over the years. She put it up for sale to move to a retirement community. She had been living in the house since she was 24 years old.

The source informed that as the town around it progressed and grew, the house itself remained just as it was in the 1950’s. The woman previously moved into the house in around 1942, which was a time plagued by war and its aftermath.

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It is a modest two-story, three-bedroom domicile that is built out of brick and stone. There are several open fireplaces in the house, one of the essential elements required for the harsh winters.

Another important feature of the house is a bona fide ‘man cave’ with a bar in the basement, informed the online source.

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The exterior of the house is plain and simple and people would never be able to guess how it’s interiors are from it.

The woman was a former seamstress, who thought of herself as an interior decorator although she never practiced it professionally.

“I've always tried to be individual, and follow my own style,' she told HGTV Canada. I like soft colors and I like things to match and flow well together. I prefer tone-on-tone to bright colors.”

Metallic wallpaper, baroque prints, gold furnishings and floral patterns dominate the home’s decorations and give it a unique look.

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