Fun with the Fitzwalters
As you pull up to the beautiful 1925 home in the Rose City Park neighborhood, you might not have any inclination what lies inside. Though the homeowners, Neen and Stevie Fitzwalter, hesitate to call it “weird” it sure is a heck of a lot of fun. Their collection and home is unique and beautifully appointed from eras gone bye. Greeted by the front entry mannequins, that change with the season, you immediately know you are in for a special treat. The main floor of the home has themed rooms, from Nubian Slave and Blackmoor decor, to a Polynesian sunroom to the vintage Asian dining room. Pop into the Marilyn Monroe powder room before checking out the tiki pool, complete with a thatched roof and giant diving Jantzen swim girl mannequin.
Downstairs the is rock ‘n’ roll basement with so much to take in. You can tell many good times have been had down there with original juke boxes, pinball and slot machine and 1930s shuffleboard. Much of Neen’s collection of toys and collectibles if from her own childhood and travels. Unique? Weird? Just a regular house for the Fitzwalters and their mannequins.