There is a sweet spot in a home’s history where originality transitions from dated to classic. What we are seeing in today’s market is mid-century homes are coming into vogue. It’s not about waiting a set period of time for a home style to come back, good design always comes back around. However, poor design choices linger when a home doesn’t change ownership for a long period of time and poor design choices will always be poor design choices.
There are homes still out there that look like Central Casting’s set design for a seventies porno. The first problem with a 70’s home is that there isn’t a design style that has emerged from that period. There may never be a desirable home style from that era and it is not likely carpeted bathrooms, shag carpeting, wood paneling, and bold red bathroom fixtures will ever be considered stylish. They belong in a landfill. Forty years from now, what will be the embarrassing building material that is now adorning new construction?