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From Gatsby to Mad Men: Home decor through the decades

From the tin ceilings of the 1910's to the millennial "snail showers," these design elements and amenities were certainly signs of their times. And, according to Trulia, they can often be big selling points for homebuyers.

1960's: Terrazzo floors

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  • Price: $2.3 million
  • Beds and baths: 5 and 6

A common element of the "Mad Men" era was the use of terrazzo, a composition floor surface made of marble, granite or other stone chips laid in a cement compound and polished to a high shine, according to Trulia. It was attractive and practical, and in keeping with the clean, modern designs of the day.

This Los Angeles house could have easily been the happy home of a West Coast Don Draper with its double-hearth, shell-rock fireplace and a family room with an ultra-cool, sunken bar perfect for mixing martinis.

The property is nicely positioned on Sunset Boulevard across the street from the UCLA campus and a short tee shot from the Bel Air Country Club. It comes with nearly a half acre of well-maintained grounds with patio, plantings and pool.

Other common home features of the 1960s not present in this house include parquet floors, bow windows and, among less affluent houses, chain link fences.

For further information: Trulia

Source: Trulia
  @CNNMoney - Last updated June 10 2013 06:09 AM ET

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