Groovy 1971 House

April 14th, 2010 · 9 Comments

One of our readers spotted this house in Port Arthur, Texas.  The décor is unchanged since 1971.  Complete with shiny flower wallpaper and a fancy chandelier.

1970s metallic shiny wallpaper flowers old décor Port Arthur Texas home house

Shine on, baby.

1970s metallic shiny wallpaper flowers old décor Port Arthur Texas home house

Avocado green oven!  Classic.
Kohler offers a look at how kitchen & bathroom colors have changed over the past 80 years, from the 1920s to present. See here, then click on each decade.

avocado green oven yellow cabinets 1970s kitchen old décor Port Arthur Texas home house

Tags: 1970s · Kitchen · Lighting · Other US Cities · Wallpaper

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kathryn // Apr 14, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Jesus. As horrendous as it is, hat’s off to the shape they’ve kept it in.

  • 2 Murphy // Apr 14, 2010 at 10:07 am


  • 3 Molotov // Apr 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I had the exact same coloured stove in my apartment, complete with a matching stove hood and fridge. It even had the same fading around the middles like that stove…

    The landlord really liked green. Green countertop, green appliances, bright horribly sculpted green carpet…

  • 4 El // Apr 14, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    I actually like the oven, but I’m a retro fan and it’s kind of nice to see something besides white or stainless steel.

  • 5 LizO // Apr 15, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    That chandelier would be “gold” to a lot of DIY home designers.

    Paint it red or Pantone’s color of the year, turquoise and someone could probably unload it for $300.

  • 6 Jessica // May 8, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I really dig this place. It’s like a little piece of history.

  • 7 Mim // Jun 15, 2010 at 1:24 am

    I LOVE it! I really do. It reminds me of the houses I grew up in! Kudos for the folks that preserved it so well.

  • 8 Basil // Sep 26, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Awesome house. I’m a retro lover too.

  • 9 Hollywood1919 // Oct 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    it looks like in the first photo, somebody is planning on replacing that lamp… look at what’s on the floor.

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