June 20, 2013Another Time Capsule House Comes and Goes…..Sadly Not The Right House For Us
By Sara In AZ
I was SUPER excited when I saw this 1940s house come up for sale in Mesa awhile back. I thought “This could be the one”, as it had a nice size lot and the house appeared to still retain most of it’s original details. Unfortunately this house wound up having too many problems, which you will find out about as you read my post. I took a bunch of pictures anyways, because I knew that y’all would enjoy seeing the ‘retro’!
It’s a really cute ranch style house, and I love that screen block and iron fence along the front!
This is the kitchen, which was pretty small – though that was not a deal breaker.
The deal breaker was having the refrigerator installed a few rooms away LITERALLY embedded into one of the outside walls of the house. And when I say embedded I mean the front half was visible from the inside and the entire back half was visible from the carport area. I should have gotten a picture of the back, it was insane.
The dining room had red flocked wallpaper.
I’m thinking it could possibly be original. Maybe? It looked pretty fancy at any rate.
This was the front entry/formal living room area.
This was the other deal breaker. Though I loved this back half of the house, and the whole bar/family room area……it was an addition and done very, very poorly. There were weird steel brackets on the outside of the house holding things together and well, we just didn’t want to go there.
Behind the awesome bar, I imagine lots and lots of parties went on here back in the day!
This was a ceiling light in one of the bedrooms….so pretty!
Here was one of the bathrooms – love those green sinks and the NuTone medicine cabinets!
The mint green tile is so lovely!
This was the pretty pink bathroom….you know I am loving this!
Dying over those old MOE bow tie wall sconces! AMAZING!!!
The pink bathtub with original hardware.
LOVED this vintage ‘fish’ shower door! The sad thing about this pink bathroom is that someone had covered the original tile floor with large modern ceramic tiles…..and they had done SUCH a horrible job that there were gaps along the walls and none of the tile was straight. uggghhhhhhhhh.
I adored this vintage Western ceiling light!
And finally, these last few appliance pictures were in the guest house area of this property. The guest house itself was pretty unremarkable – even the bathroom – so I only got pictures of these appliances. I do wonder if these appliances were originally in the main house, esp. the stove – as this seems like a pretty big stove for just a guest house.
Really cool vintage Chambers stove.
There was also this Kitchen Aid combination sink and dishwasher. It strikes me as a pretty extravagant thing to put a dishwasher in the guest house when most homes did not even have them back then……so I’m just wondering if this was also once in the main house too.
The old Kitchen Aid Logo.
And here is the interior of the dishwasher.
There were some things we really loved about this house, but with the problems we saw it was just not worth the risk as we did not want to get into a “Money Pit”.
The search goes on y’all!