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August 4, 2009

Colonial-Style ’50’s Home for Sale – Original Kitchen Cabinets and Bathroom

FrontWow, check out this beauty that just went up for sale in town. Built in 1950, this colonial-style home has had a lot of it’s woodwork painted and some of its features replaced, but there is some great stuff still there for someone who wants a restoration challenge.  Or, someone who just wants elements of vintage mixed with modern. 

Pretty, isn’t it?  I love the deep red color.  Almost looks like a barn!

This house is a 4 bedroom, 3 and 1/2 bathroom home that is on 1.25 acres of land in town!  They are asking $300,000. Check out the listing for all the photos and info.  I know where this house is, and it is near the hospital in a wooded area.  A nice place to live, so if you are looking  in my area, this could be it!

Kitchen 1

Say “hello” to my cabinets!  Yep, it looks like this kitchen has the exact same cabinets as I do.  Which is really, really neat.  I may just have to go to this open house and take some pictures. Wow.

Anyway, you can see that the original appliances and countertops are gone, replaced by new granite and new appliances.  The use of the oven mounting in the back is interesting.  I never would have thought of that myself, but it doesn’t look too bad.  The only thing that is really strange is that the original owners built this kitchen with metal cabinets even  though it was colonial-style.  Where is the knotty pine? The wood? And there are some painted over knotty pine cabinets in the basement, which is even stranger.  But enough of that. Kitchen 2

Another view of the kitchen.  That ceiling light fixture is intriguing.  I wish they would have gotten more of it in the shot.  You can also see the Geneva Cabinet logo under the sink, so these are totally my cabinets.

Oh, and this picture shows another kitchen oddity – the mismatched cabinet handles.  It looks like the originals on top and then colonial-style pulls on the bottom. Strange.


Another gem, the tiled bathroom with what looks like the original wallpaper. Bliss.  I adore their towels as well.  I wonder where they got them from.  I might have to contact them and ask.

This room is another room that resembles a room in my house, our blue bathroom. That is totally my shower door! Ohhhh…I hope that whoever buys this place doesn’t gut it.  But if they do, I am going to be the first in line to get all that stuff!

Anyway, check out the listing to see the rest of the pics, including the painted-over woodwork.  Enjoy!

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6 Responses to Colonial-Style ’50’s Home for Sale – Original Kitchen Cabinets and Bathroom

  1. AmberDusick Reply

    August 4, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    I love that kitchen with those cabinets! So cheap too. Ah, if only I lived in Michigan rather than Los Angeles where this same house would be over a million. Sigh.

  2. Sara in AZ Reply

    August 4, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    OMG That kitchen is FAN-TAB-U-LUS!!!! I love that blue bathroom too. If they do gut the kitchen PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE get all those cabinets and I will buy them from you – I am not kidding, I love those cabinets. Mike and I will pick them up in a U-Haul or something. Awesome prices for houses there! Great find Ruth.

  3. Alex Reply

    August 4, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I’m loving those bath towels too. I have noticed that the home prices in your area are reasonable. Lucky you!

  4. RetroRuth Reply

    August 5, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Will do, Sara! I will have to keep an eye out…

  5. Retromodgirl Reply

    August 11, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    OMG, those cabinets are TO DIE FOR!!!!!!!!!

  6. Sheila Reply

    August 14, 2009 at 12:17 am

    OH MAN! My 1950s Turquoise again! I LOVE THIS! I would re-do my kitchen like this (but keep my microwave.) This house needs to be bought by a movie company to do authentically retro movies in! How incredible that they kept it so perfect for 50 years! Thanks for sharing!

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