Design Through the Decades - Part 22
Phoenix homes in the 1960s did not have many significant new design features. If you had to pin down one feature that defined the 1960s, it might be the step-down living room. Here’s a Phoenix home from 1967. You entered from the front door and took a step down into the living room.
Sometimes you stepped down into the living room from the dining room.
Metal railings and posts were popular accessories in the 1960s.
As we saw in the 1950s, built-in cabinets and cupboards continued their presence in 1960s Phoenix homes. This is a home built in 1960.
This built-in cabinet has glass doors.
Here’s a wall shelf in a 1960 Scottsdale home.
Varnished wood doors and closet doors were popular features in the 1960s.
Having a planter inside the house was very chic in the 1960s.
Beamed ceilings also became very popular in 1960s Phoenix homes. Here’s one from 1960.
A 1966 Phoenix home with a beamed ceiling.
Colored glass inserts were very trendy in the 1960s.
Wall paneling was used in the 1960s too.
This is a floor plan for a home built in 1960 by architect Al Beadle.