May 13, 2010Reader Shen Spots A Phoenix Time Capsule!
By Sara In AZ
First off, let me offer my many thanks to reader Shen for doing some retro recon for us all! Shen is a great time capsule spotter and lover of vintage homes, in fact she has a vintage 50s house herself and I am dying to see pics of it. Please Shen, Please! Shen knows how hard it is to find time capsule houses here in the Phoenix area – where everyone seems to love granite, granite, granite – so she has been trying to help me in my search for a time capsule (thanks, Shen!). Here is a rare Phoenix time capsule that Shen recently visited while there was an open house. She was kind enough to take mucho photos for all of us to drool over. Fasten your seat belts kids, we’re off!~
Cool 1950s brick rancher.
Check out that Rad-A-Licious Starburst Door Escutcheon!
Door Interior. The good ol’ days when you still had mail through the door. Now everyone in newer houses gets to go to the big gray community box!
Cool planter on the inside! Who didn’t want an indoor planter in the 50s?
Looking down the entry hallway. By the above planter.
Super cool flooring in the entry hallway!
Waaaaay rad living room! Check out the original lights and the blonde paneling and the built-ins! LOVE that fireplace!
Cool matching pole light by the patio door.
Pass through to the kitchen.
The kitchen. Hey Shen, what kind of floors were those in the kitchen?
Original tile and stove top in the kitchen.
Double ovens, but I am not sure if these are from the 50s??? Looks more later 60s to me.
Cool atomic drawer liner paper in one of the kitchen drawers.
Awesome mint green bathroom, though I think the tile looks like it has been renovated more recently.
Such a cool shower door!!!
Cool old heater in the wall and one of those rotating toothbrush holders. Gotta love that!
And, the built in Kleenex holder.
Even more awesome shower door in the other bathroom!
I think this could be original wallpaper in the powder room. Looks like seashells.
Cool retro light fixture.
Retro wall sconce.
This house is in central Phoenix and was built in 1954. It is for sale for $295,000. It is a 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath with 2,400 sq. feet. Thanks again Shen for all these great pictures, we really appreciate it! Great job!!! Does anyone want to save a time capsule in Phoenix?
***ALERT*** Mary Deluxe of Welcome To Deluxeville is having a giveaway! She is giving away this cool 1950s lamp.
If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you definitely should. Click HERE for the link. She has the best retro atomic pad and she always has great pics of her vintage clothes. Here is a pic of Mary D. I don’t know about you, but I’m gonna enter right now!