Earlier this morning, the popular social media channel Zillow Gone Wild featured 630 Riverside Dr. SE in St. Cloud. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,147-square-footer strikes a minor quirky chord with its pastel green cinderblock exterior. Then you step inside to the kaleidoscopic swirl of pinks, greens, and yellows, plus a ton of mid-century knickknacks. It's aesthetically similar to Grandpa's Pool House, the Stanchfield vacation rental that was recently resurrected to its current kitsch-tastic glory.
"The incredible 1940s bungalow is one of a kind," exclaims the $250,000 property listing from Edina Realty's Dolly Langer. "Built of cinderblock, this home is truly something to behold and a rare opportunity."
Highlights include: a fireplace, eat-in kitchen, surplus glass block, circus-themed bathroom, basement rec room, stylistically divergent flag-centric bedroom, killer wallpaper, and, of course, vibes for days. The tuck-under garage could fit any number of proprietary Barbie vehicles; the Mississippi River-abutting lot seems pleasant, and like a possible launching point for the Barbie Dolphin Magic Ocean View Boat.
We didn't hear back from Langer, so we reached out to local Twitter personality/former St. Cloud resident Stu Neuman for on-the-ground intel about the neighborhood.
"Southeast St. Cloud is right across the river from SCSU; the homes on and near the river are nice as hell, a little funky, and mostly all are vintage, only a couple McMansion-y behemoths," the Surly Brewing comms guy tells us. "Think it's a mix of tenured SCSU profs and old St. Cloud money, like whoever created the 3-for-1 happy hour at The Press (RIP), that's where they settle."