Harmony Street, Amarillo, Texas


Amarillo, Texas is the land of time capsules. Besides preserving some of its Route 66 attractions, it's also home to the Helium Time Columns Monument.

Erected in 1968, the monument marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Amarillo's helium reserve. Each of the legs of the structure are time capsules filled with inert helium, to be opened in 25, 50, 100 and 1000 years. Some photos of the contents are here.

Today's house is also striking time capsule, only ours is from 1966 and is definitely empty now. It's only had one owner. Let's open it up and take a look.

It's light and airy with a few atomic references, just like helium (sorry, I couldn't resist).

It holds all the best of the 60's, with its dark beams, brickwork, grasscloth wallpaper, and marble floors. 

The living room is across from the front doors:

The listing suggests it could look like this...

...but my virtual reality is a little more retro/funky:

I also got rid of those distracting shelves to the left of the fireplace. Here's what my inspiration room looks like in real life, if you're curious:

The room is open to the dinette area...

...and streamlined blue galley kitchen:

There's a roomy great room at the front of the house...

...that is accessed from the kitchen and by a window wall hallway from the foyer:

I made a little floorplan based on the 3D tour:

The house is 3,635 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Here are the bedrooms and baths along the front elevation of the house.

The back of the house has the utility/mudroom and 2 bedrooms that share a Jack and Jill bathroom.

The house is on a corner lot, which gives it courtyard opportunities:

If you'd like to put your own time stamp on this house, the listing is here.

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