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What we can learn from 1970s homes

Posted by Bonnie Martin Designated Broker on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 4:09pm.

The 1970s were a boom time for home construction. In fact, according to theDepartment of Housing and Urban Development, the median U.S. home was built in 1974.

Homes built in that decade have many qualities that fell out of fashion but are gaining ground today, especially as we become more environmentally conscious. Here's a look at 10 things we can learn from '70s homes.

Size matters, Energy conservation, Simple roofs, Green walls, Awnings, The case for no staircase, Cork floors, Old-growth wood, Paint awareness, and Outdoor focus.

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