Entries Tagged as '1950s'

1952 Phoenix Home

November 24th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Phoenix home built in 1952 with some vintage elements intact.

Dining room with vintage mural and lighting.  Asian influenced screens on the right.

1952 Phoenix Arizona home house vintage wall mural dining room hanging lights lamps

The washer and dryer are built into the wall.  Built to last.

1952 Phoenix Arizona home house vintage washer dryer built into the wall

The master bedroom with built-ins.

1952 Phoenix Arizona home house vintage master bedroom built-in shelves

Master bathroom with reflective foil wallpaper.  Notice how the faucet is on the side of the sink.

1952 Phoenix Arizona home house vintage master bathroom foil wallpaper old sink

The other bathroom received a remodel (in the 1970s?).  Black tile and pink tub.

pink bathtub black shower bathroom tile brass fixtures Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Brass faucet.  The original kitchen was removed.  The new cabinets aren’t worth showing.

pink sink black bathroom tile brass fixtures Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wallpaper · 1950s

Vintage 1957 Bathroom

November 10th, 2010 · 10 Comments

Nice mix of pink and green along with the flowery wallpaper and carpeting.  Home built in 1957.

vintage original bathroom 1957 pink bathtub green tile Phoenix Arizona home house

Swag lights in the same bathroom.

vintage original bathroom 1957 swag hanging lights wallpaper Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Shower Curtain · 1950s · Grandma's House

Vintage 1952 Bathroom

November 5th, 2010 · 9 Comments

If only all bathrooms looked this clean, bright, and nice.  Original bathroom from a 1952 Phoenix home.  [This one goes out to Karen who wrote a very nice comment yesterday]

original vintage 1952 bathroom tile great pristine condition Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · 1950s · Not Ugly

Vintage Kitchens & Bathroom

October 27th, 2010 · 13 Comments

Snark-free post:  We have some classic 1950s & 1960s kitchens and bathroom for you to enjoy today.

Vintage kitchen from 1956.  Check out the copper oven!  Let’s hope the new owner cleans it up and restores it to its original glory.

1956 vintage original kitchen cabinets copper oven Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Vintage bathroom from 1951.  Beautiful blue and black bath tile.  Looks like it was just built yesterday.

vintage original bathroom tile blue black 1951 Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Vintage kitchen from 1954.  Kitchens were smaller back then.  Note the washer hook-up next to the kitchen.

vintage original kitchen cabinets 1954 Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Original kitchen from 1967.

vintage original kitchen cabinets oven 1967 Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Metal cabinets in this Las Cruces, New Mexico kitchen.  Year built unknown but metal cabinets were popular in the 1940s.

vintage original metal kitchen cabinets Las Cruces New Mexico home house photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Other US Cities · 1950s · 1960s · Not Ugly

Classic 1950 Phoenix Home

September 29th, 2010 · 18 Comments

I visited this home this week and thought it was really cool.  Vintage 1950s in pristine, immaculate condition.  Same owner for 56 years.  You can tell she cared for her home.

Hall bathroom with hanging swag lamps and velvet flocked wallpaper.

1950 vintage bathroom hanging swag lamps lights velvet flocked wallpaper Phoenix Arizona

The wallpaper looks brand new.

1950 vintage bathroom velvet flocked wallpaper Phoenix Arizona home house

The master bathroom has yellow wallpaper.

1950 vintage bathroom velvet flocked wallpaper Phoenix Arizona home house

Retro window drapes in the dining room (seen here) and living room.  Believe it or not, not one speck of dust.

1950 vintage window drapes curtains dining room Phoenix Arizona home house

Vintage 1950s kitchen with Thermador range.  Gotta love those wide coils.

1950 vintage kitchen Thermador range wide coils Phoenix Arizona home house

Well maintained kitchen after all these years.

1950 vintage kitchen Thermador range wide coils Phoenix Arizona home house

The kitchen, however, has lattice & vine wallpaper on the ceiling.

1950 vintage kitchen lattice vine ivy wallpaper on the ceiling Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Mold & Mildew · 1950s · Grandma's House

Enjoying the Quality of Yesteryear

August 31st, 2010 · 15 Comments

We’re going to take a moment to appreciate the quality, charm, and craftsmanship of kitchens from 50-60 years ago.

This is a beautiful kitchen from 1948 with original cabinets and tile.  Well-maintained and cared for.  Looks brand new.

nice charming beautiful original kitchen cabinets 1948 Phoenix Arizona home house

This Phoenix home was built in 1953.  Original cabinets and tile.

nice charming beautiful original kitchen cabinets 1953 Phoenix Arizona home house

Here’s its original stove/oven.

original oven range stove 1953 Phoenix Arizona home house kitchen

Original oven and tile in this 1959 Phoenix home.  The cabinet doors are not original; they would have had beveled/sloping edges.

original kitchen oven pink tile 1959 Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · 1950s

Virginia Time Warp

August 15th, 2010 · 28 Comments

[Let us take a brief break from snarky comments and just enjoy these photos]

Today we’re traveling back to the 1950s.  Time has stood still at this Petersburg, Virginia home.

1950s retro original décor furniture living room Petersburg Virginia home house

Some 1970s design elements too.

1970s retro original décor furniture living room Petersburg Virginia home house

Crushed velour chairs!

1970s retro original décor crushed velour chairs Petersburg Virginia home house

Awesome bathroom.

1950s retro original décor bathroom flowery wallpaper Petersburg Virginia home house

Groovy wallpaper.

1950s retro original décor bathroom flowery wallpaper Petersburg Virginia home house

Original 1950s kitchen cabinets & oven.

1950s retro original décor kitchen cabinets oven Petersburg Virginia home house

Large dining room.

1950s retro original décor dining room Petersburg Virginia home house

Close-up of the chandelier.

1950s retro original décor dining room Petersburg Virginia home house

Fun times in the basement.

1950s retro original décor basement Petersburg Virginia home house

Wet bar and a God’s Eye art piece.  Good times.

1950s retro original décor basement Petersburg Virginia home house

The sunroom.  With Astro-Turf?

sunroom green astro-turf Petersburg Virginia home house

Thank you to Mikey Fuller and photographer Wanda Bond for these great photos.

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Tags: Flooring · Carpet · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Lighting · Other US Cities · 1950s · Basement

Lawn Ornament Madness

August 8th, 2010 · 11 Comments

It’s not for sale, but we thought you’d get a kick out of this.  Talk about brightening up the neighborhood.  At least it looks very clean.  The windmill’s a cute touch.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Clutter · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other US Cities · 1950s

Retro Appreciation

July 22nd, 2010 · 8 Comments

You readers are loving the retro styles of the 1950s & 1960s homes, so we’ve got more for you the next three days.  Enjoy.

1959 Phoenix home.  Original owner.  And you can see her sitting there on the green couch.  Crushed velvet chair.

1959 1950s yellow chair original owner Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Mint condition, original bathroom (except for the sink faucet).

1959 1950s yellow tile original bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · 1950s · People In Photos

1958 As If It Was Yesterday

February 4th, 2010 · 14 Comments

Phoenix home built in 1958.  Original owners.  Original décor.  It’s like going in a time machine back to 1958.  Everything in pristine condition.

Bedroom with the most delightful of curtains and light.

1958 original décor drapes curtains iron light Phoenix home house

Hall bathroom with dramatic shower curtain and classic hanging light.

1958 original décor bathroom shower curtain hanging light globe 1950s Phoenix home house

Yes, that is velvet wallpaper in the bathroom.  In perfect condition.

1958 original décor bathroom velvet wallpaper 1950s Phoenix home house

Countryside mural in the dining room.  There is bright green shag carpet in the dining & living rooms.

1958 original décor countryside mural dining room wall 1950s Phoenix home house

Wallpaper with gold in the hallway.

1958 original décor gold wallpaper hallway 1950s Phoenix home house

Orange banquette seating in the kitchen.  Flowery wallpaper.  Original pull-down lamp.

1958 original décor orange banquette seating flower wallpaper 1950s Phoenix home house

Super cool fireplace.  Green shag carpet.

1958 original décor yellow free standing fireplace 1950s Phoenix home house

Make-up dresser in the master bedroom with built-in drawers on both sides.

1958 original décor built-in drawers make-up dresser bedroom 1950s Phoenix home house

And for the grand finale, an outside bar on wheels with carpeted sides!  Yes, carpet!

1958 original décor carpeted wet bar on wheels 1950s Phoenix home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Window Coverings · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Wallpaper · 1950s · Grandma's House