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Fully Restored 1958 Spartan Imperial Villa Vintage Camper


3 Palmer Neck Rd.
Pawcatuck, CT 06379
United States

Price
$79,000.00 (Or Best Offer)
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Description
Sitting on 3 new axles and 6 new tires at 45’ x 10’ (stands out from the more common 8’ Spartan Imperial Mansion) makes this 400 sqft unit the most spacious of the Spartan mobile home line. This specific example of the Imperial Villa is particularly unique due to its wrap around gorgeous louvered glass windows located in the front living area giving you 270° view and plenty of ventilation throughout, the breeze is unbeatable. This particular unit is a COMPLETE RESTORATION with the intention of being designed to function off grid as a year round home in an area with 4 seasons.

The unit was carefully disassembled to expose the entire frame and exoskeleton. Restoration began from the ground up. All upgrades and originalities include:
-New tires.
-New axles.
-All rust/rot compromised floor cross beams repaired or replaced.
-New tow hitch.
-New sub flooring.
-New “vintage vinyl” tile floor.
-New Updated electrical panel.
-All new electrical throughout (wiring, plugs, switches).
-New gas lines for propane.
-Spray foam insulation (walls and ceiling).
-Mineral Batten insulation under the floor.
-Original cabinets and shelves reinstalled .
-New birch plywood walls and ceilings (as was originally).
-Custom storm glass windows for each window for winter.
-Custom screens for each window for summer.
-New propane heating system.
-New wall mounted electric heaters in each main room.
-New propane stove/oven.
-New refrigerator.
-New vintage double bay kitchen sink.
-New unused stainless shower stall (needs installation of shower head and mixing valve if you plan on running water to the unit, OR installation of a foot pump setup from the in house water tank with included electric heated shower head.
-Composting toilet (electric fan vented).
-Water reservoir tank installed feeding a “sailboat style” foot pump system which operates both sinks- Kitchen and Bathroom (off grid)
-Extras: ALL AIRBNB LINENS AND FURNISHINGS INCLUDED IN SALE Front door (tan with round window), original stainless stove hood, 70 gal propane tank (torpedo), original single door aluminum awning, a few 50s era vintage things that we think belong with the unit.
-NEEDS SOLAR PANELS to be completely off grid. Unit is currently hooked up to electricity.

THIS IS A TURN KEY INVESTMENT!

The Villa can be listed as a “unique stay” on Airbnb, or lived in as the perfect tiny home for you and your family. This unit was lived in and loved for two years, then transformed into a successful Airbnb grossing $16k every summer. We achieved 5 star reviews and super host status every year of our listing, which was only operated from the months of June through September. This is a turn-key Airbnb investment which has the potential to gross $48k/ year in the right spot. Unit is immaculately clean and comes completely furnished head to toe with all linens (2 sets for all beds), furniture, beach accessories, and vintage decorations.

We prefer the unit be lifted out from where it currently sits. Unit is nestled into a cozy spot where a tow vehicle cannot access it to pull it out directly (does have easy lift access). We love the Villa and our family has put much effort into reviving this time capsule, we’re sad to see it go but we’d be happy knowing that someone was going to keep the history going by providing it a good home while letting it do the same for you.
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