August 28, 2009Emergency! Save the Mid-Century Contents of an Apartment Building in San Franciso! They’re Free!
I got an amazing email from Tom, an architect in San Francisco yesterday. He writes:
I’m an architect in San Francisco whose client just purchased a 1959 4-unit apartment building. It’s a time capsule that’s been closed since 1974, oddly. The kitchens each have robin’s egg / turquoise refrigerators, sinks and stove/ovens, all matching and intact. I’m pretty sure they all work (but probably major energy killers!) The cabinets themselves aren’t that special, but we’re interested in possibly salvaging/selling anything rather than throwing it away.
Not sure where you’re located but do you have any insight as to how we might find some interested buyers of some of this stuff?
Umm…yeah Tom. I think I can help! 🙂
Here is one of the pics Tom sent me. Oh my god, this is so cool!
Look at those stools. I am going to spontaneously combust here, people.
More from Tom:
(The client) is really chomping at the bit and would rather haul everything away – yesterday! But those turquoise fridges…oh my GOD – love the color. A couple of them have some rust spotting, but about 2-3 of them are in excellent shape. I might take one myself – even though I’m in a rental – and use it as a cabinet or something, not plugged in. . they even have all the original ice trays!
The apartments are also partially furnished, but with what I would describe as furniture having the early 60s shape, but not good quality. Some decent lamps, a bunch of couches whose cushions have petrified – rock hard, plastic-topped fake wood end tables, some Cindy Brady bedroom furniture, etc.
*Update 8/29 – The stuff has been spoken for, but you can still enjoy the pictures! I will put up more info if anything changes!