April 6, 2010Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Sara Spots A Tempe Time Capsule!
Thanks for the great post, Sara! This is amazing!!!!
Someone, I need smelling salts……..Ruth…….Jan…….somebody! I have fainted, and I am in need of serious resuscitation here because I have actually come across a time capsule house here in Tempe – built in 1959!!!! I mean seriously, coming across a time capsule here in the Phoenix area is about as likely as spotting a purple cow walking down the street – it just really ain’t gonna happen because most people here want NEW, NEW, NEW…………….wait, I think I see a purple cow! 🙂 This is a time capsule MCM house with pink bathrooms too!!! HOORAY!!! The reason I went to this house in the first place was because there was an Estate Sale going on there – that is why there are random people in the pictures and stuff all over the place. People were looking at me like I had dun’ lost my mind taking all these pictures. I am sure they were thinking, “Girl, don’t you know there is an Estate Sale going on here?” But, I had to get pics for you all to see how FAB this house is.
OMG! First up the the FAN-TAB-U-LOUS front entry/courtyard with the AWESOME open blocks! Who would not kill for this?????
And here is the inside of the courtyard with the cool MCM light!
I am totally OBSESSED with these type of fireplaces. I think it is Flagstone, I completely love it! I don’t know if you can tell from the pic, but there are 3 little stone ledge shelves built into the fireplace.
Onto the kitchen! It still had the original birch wood cabinets – unpainted! Hooray!
Cool built-in’s in the dining room area.
The original counter-tops were a light brown linen look Formica. So Cool!
OK Y’all get out your smelling salts now for the best part of the kitchen……………………………..
The AWESOME OVEN!!!! It is the same concept as the Frigidaire Flair – only these doors swing out to either side, not up. This oven is a Tappan. I wanted to pull the burner slider out, but I just knew if I did all the stuff would fall off. 🙁
These super cute wall sconces were all along the hallway!
This was a cool glass ceiling light shade in one of the bedrooms.
OH! MY! GOSH! OK y’all get out those smelling salts once again because we are ready to enter pink bathroom territory! As you can see we have a double vanity with all pink tile and 2 pink sinks! The cabinets (and walls) were kind of a light aqua blue. I’m almost wondering if the cabinets originally looked the the wooden ones in the kitchen?
The original vinyl tile flooring, which I think is SUPER cool with all those different colors; and the pink American Standard toilet!
And finally the ultra cool angled pink tub!
A retro dresser hides amongst the Estate Sale goodies up for grabs!
The original NuTone Doorbell and a cute little light in the laundry room.
This was the Master Bedroom. It was a little on the smaller side as you would expect for a house back then.
And…….here is the pink Master Bathroom!
Cool black and white vinyl tile in the Master Bathroom.
WOW! What a cool house!
Now, for the bad news kids. The house will be put up for sale, but unfortunately it is not the right size for Mike and I – otherwise I would be all over this place like white on rice! The Real Estate sales flyer said “Price To Follow Home Updates” …………..and we all know what that means! 🙁 I called the agent to see if there was anything they would be willing to sell me but he has yet to return my call. I sincerely hope they do not just throw all of the cool retro stuff out in the garbage. HELP! Does anyone want to buy a time capsule house here in Tempe?
Meanwhile y’all, watch out for those Purple Cows – and let us all know when you spot one! 🙂