1962 Home In Pristine Condition

October 5th, 2009 · 15 Comments

We’re going to set aside the sarcasm for a moment and enjoy this 1962 Phoenix home.  Ignoring the ugly wallpaper, the bathroom is in mint condition and super clean.  These homes were built to last.  I have the same sink and original tile in my 1960 home’s bathroom.

1962 Phoenix home house original bathroom tile sink wallpaper real estate photos

Immaculate kitchen with original cabinets and oven.

1962 Phoenix home house original kitchen cabinets oven real estate photos

Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · 1960s

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tim // Oct 5, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Some of us love these houses and pay a premium for them. Realtors who realize this are selling a lot more houses.
    The wallpaper’s a bit much, but otherwise that kitchen and bathroom are charming and in great shape.

  • 2 Murphy // Oct 5, 2009 at 10:46 am

    YES YES YES
    This is what I’m talking about. Preserve the good ‘old’ stuff!

  • 3 WildCard~ // Oct 5, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Someone loved that house and it shows! I could deal with it, the wallpaper would have to go tho!

  • 4 Vinnie // Oct 5, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    We will soon be the proud owners of a 1957 home sold by the original owner that, like this one, hasn’t been messed with! Looking at homes for the last few months (and loving your site) It’s been so disheartening to see all the damage people have done to nice homes over the past few decades.

  • 5 Leif // Oct 5, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Vinnie, congratulations on your “new” house. I personally prefer the 1950s & 1960s homes.

  • 6 Wayne // Oct 6, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Sleek lines, tasteful, not overdone. Makes an honest design statement of integrity. Whoever lived here gave the place the loving care it deserves.

  • 7 WildCard~ // Oct 6, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I got to agree, we have always try to buy an older homes ourselves, do to the fact they feel like a home! Plus the fact your older homes built back then were unique~

    Only once did we buy a new home in the early 90’s, we hated it, felt cold, impersonal, sold it after two years.

  • 8 VWgal // Oct 7, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    They could film an episode of Mad Men in there… love it!

  • 9 Jonna // Oct 11, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    I have to agree with everyone else. Someone LOVED this home and it shows. We also purchased an older home and just did some minor renovating via paint and flooring and window replacing. I’m sure down the road we will do more but those were the major things that needed repair.

  • 10 Mandy // Jan 14, 2010 at 9:38 am

    This is the house I grew up in!! Yes!! My parents had this built in 1963, the year I was born. Universal Home builder. It was built to stand the test of time and they just don’t build them like they used to! They lived there until their passing in 2008. They kept its original floorplan and sleek charm all those years. Yes, the wallpaper was over the top, but mom loved it! I am so honored by all the wonderful compliments and for Leif finding it worthy of posting. This house will forever hold wonderful memories of growing up in simpler times. Thank you!

  • 11 Leif // Jan 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Mandy, what a small world. I had no idea it was your family home. I appreciated the charm of the house and how well-maintained it looked and thought everyone would enjoy it.

  • 12 David // Jan 15, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I bought a 1966 fixer-upper in the Palm Springs neighborhood in Apache Junction 2 years ago. Luckily it was mostly cosmetic work with no major damage. It must have been built by the same builder because I am looking at my kitchen and bathroom, especially the cabinets in the above pictures. The house is a ranch style with rock solid block construction. It originally had a 2 car carport, but that had been professionally enclosed with a garage door sometime in the past and looks good.
    Even though it needed some TLC, my wife and I both fell in love with it because this was the type of home we grew up in.

  • 13 Greeney // Jul 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Homes of any vintage are never constructed solid here because of our cold climate. Everything is flimsy wood frame and nothing lasts long. None of our mid century homes look nice like those. Only the most affluent families had wall ovens and cooktops here, and the cabinets were cheap plywood. The bathrooms had no vanities until the late 60s. All the sinks had the plumbing hanging out underneath.

  • 14 dorthypacker // Mar 11, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Do you know where I can find some show homes in Calgary? My husband and I would like to check some out before we build our home. Thank you for your help!

  • 15 aruvqan myers // Oct 5, 2014 at 12:21 am

    I am particularly fond of Craftsman - I wanted to shoot the property flipper show guys when they took a chainsaw to the pristine wood panel wall in a Pasadena 1910-1015ish craftsman so they could install on of those huge clunky oversized televisions. [Especially since flatscreens thundered onto the market in a big way like a year later. *sigh*]

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