Time Capsule From the 1950s

January 2nd, 2011 · 9 Comments

An attic in a Wausau, Wisconsin home.  Looks like it’s untouched since January 1957.

old attic wood paneling chair Wausau Wisconsin home house real estate photo

Tags: Wood Paneling · Grandma's House · Attic · Not Ugly

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Leif // Jan 2, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I want that green chair.

  • 2 Picky // Jan 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    If the attic is this well cared for, the rest of the house must be a gem. Even if it is out of date, it is a joy to see a room this clean and polished.

  • 3 Frankie // Jan 2, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Ah, its charming! Would love to see the rest of the house too!

  • 4 Greg in Phoenix // Jan 3, 2011 at 6:47 am

    It’s clean, neat and extremely well cared for. I presume all the personaleffects would be removed prior to the new owners taking possession. What’s the problem here??? Carpet wrong shade of green?? Come on. A lot of people would be proud to get their paws on something this well taken care of! Bet you could eat off their stove!! Kudos to the housekeeper. It doesn’t egt much cleaner than this… and it’s THE ATTIC, for cryin out loud.

  • 5 Angela // Jan 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Greg in Phoenix: note the tag “not ugly.” I don’t think anyone has a problem with this. Dated, sure, but in that comfortable, charming, time capsule way.

    I love the lamp behind the green chair.

  • 6 Leif // Jan 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Angela, to be fair to Greg, I added the “not ugly” tag after his comment was posted.

  • 7 Lachlan // Aug 12, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Yeah, that green chair may be cool but I’ll bet it smells like farts. But on the plus side I’ve never seen an attic this clean, looks like the setting of a b-grade adult film haha.

  • 8 Greeney // Jul 21, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    It looks like this might be a grandma’s suite. It has very high ceilings for an attic. It’s spacious and not the least bit claustrophobic as well, which is also surprising. All the dolls and other feminine touches soften the wood panelling. It would look so lovely with nicely painted walls in any soft color.

  • 9 Pat // Nov 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Oh my goodness they have knotty pine in Wisconsin too? Some in the South consider it a sin to paint over the old pine paneling {lol}. Building salvages companies will pay for the old paneling if it’s still in long lengths with little damage to the finish.

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