Thursday, February 12, 2015

Shirley and Warren Lived Here via Hooked On Houses: The Current Life Of A Classic Foursquare



Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
I love hearing about houses that have some interesting history behind them, so I was excited to see this classic 1927 American Foursquare for sale in Richmond, Virginia, where famous siblings Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty once lived. Here’s a photo of how they looked then (so cute!):
Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
Even without the movie-star connection, this is a great house. It’s nice to see how well-cared for it’s been by subsequent owners.
Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
The listing says, “Lovingly restored and renovated childhood home of Shirley MacLaine and younger brother Warren Beatty. This classic Foursquare in the heart of Richmond’s historic neighborhood of Bellevue boasts a full front porch complete with porch swing.”
Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
“The expansive foyer opens to the warm and comfortable living room with beautiful gas fireplace.”
Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
According to Antique Home Style, “Versions of the Foursquare appeared in publications and plan books before 1900…[and] it wasn’t long before savvy builders simplified the shape and detail making it affordable to the middle-class. From its very beginning, it was perceived as an American type and style.”
Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
“Initially, the most common plan was a formal entry with the stairs to the second floor, and a living room, dining room, and kitchen on the main floor. On the second floor, most plans had a bathroom in one quarter and three bedrooms, though four bedroom variants were common.”
Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
The house has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
MacLaine has said that she grew up eating saltine crackers with Tabasco sauce for dinner. I have a feeling this kitchen looked a lot more humble back then.
Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
Shirley MacLaine Warren Beatty Childhood Home 3954 Fauquier Richmond (16)
Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
The house has 1,750 square feet and was on the market for $339,000. I just learned that it got multiple offers over asking price on the first day of showings and sold before I could even get this post published. :)
Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
Many thanks to listing agent Paul Collins for telling me about the house. Visit his site for more photos and information.
Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty's Childhood Home For Sale | hookedonhouses.net
BTW, the house where Shirley MacLaine filmed Steel Magnolias is now a Bed & Breakfast in Louisiana. You can see what it looks like today here:
Steel-Magnolias-house-for-sale1While I was working on this post I started looking up other Foursquares and came across this beautiful (and much bigger!) one. I really liked it, too, so I’m featuring its renovation over onmy Secret Blog today. You won’t believe what it used to look like!
Foursquare Featured on My Secret BlogMy weekly newsletter is going out today with a link to my Secret Blog for subscribers — if you’re not on my list and want to be included, click here to learn how! See you there! :-)

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