This mid-century modern estate in Owosso is a retro lover’s dream — let’s take a tour


Imagine the morning of Nov. 4, 2020. What if things don't, uh, go as planned? What will you do? Instead of fleeing to Canada, try shacking up, hiding out, and starting over in this immaculately maintained retro estate in Owosso — which just hit the market for $549,000.

The gated property sits on 53.7 acres surrounded by pristine farm fields and a scenic pond, boasting 2,831 square feet of living space. Built in 1976, the home is a mid-century modern gem so, when you do wake up and realize the world is burning, you can live your best time warp life, complete with wild wallpaper (metallic zoo animals in the bathroom, anyone?) high ceilings, fireplaces aplenty, and original built-ins to store whatever baggage you're dragging through the damn door.

The kitchen, which looks like a movie set, features a gas brick oven, bar seating, and a breakfast dining space. The family room offers vaulted and beamed ceilings with a massive built-in bookcase and a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace, surrounded by windows and a sliding glass door.

As for bedrooms, there's 4, maybe 5 depending on how you want to transform the space, but the master ensuite offers a private sliding door with access to the sizable back deck. There are 3.5 bathrooms, a massive basement, and a laundry/mudroom area with a private office on the main floor.

If a really cool retro home was not enough for you, the property includes an oversized pole barn with five car doors, as well as a separate 2.5 car detached garages. There's a hip roof barn, too, used for farming.

This home is listed by Janell Dunham of Century 21 Looking Glass.