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Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Wichita, Kansas

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Wichita, Kansas

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  By Eartha Kitsch   This week’s home is a serious time capsule. You’re going to be saying, “Well, Hello 1971!” When I was looking at this listing, Mr. Kitsch came into the room and said, “Whoa. There’s my childhood!” Ha! He liked this home just as much as I…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Features of the “Almost” Houses: Part 2

Won’t You Be My Neighbor –  Features of the “Almost” Houses:  Part 2

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  By Eartha Kitsch A few months back I did a post showing some of the special features in homes that my husband and I looked at on our house search last year. Since I have some more to show, I thought we should go another round! Even though the…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – A Definite “Winner” in Las Vegas, NV

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – A Definite “Winner” in Las Vegas, NV

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By Eartha Kitsch What a beautiful home we have this week! This is one of those houses that has me lamenting to my husband, “Why don’t we have houses like this HERE?” I hope you like it to lamentation level too! Thank to Johnny for sending this one in!  And…

Vintage AZ House That WAS For Sale with Original 1960s Bathrooms, a Retro Kitchen, and a Terrazzo Floor!

Vintage AZ House That WAS For Sale with Original 1960s Bathrooms, a Retro Kitchen, and a Terrazzo Floor!

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By Sara In AZ Ugh y’all, just ugh. You all know that Mike and I have been on the retro house hunt for awhile now. I watch new MLS listings pop up everyday, and then scan them thoroughly to see if any of them even come close to our dream…

Retro Ranch House

Retro Ranch House

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By Sara In AZ _________________________________ Well, Mike and I are still on the house hunt here in AZ. The following house is one we went through awhile back. This was not the house for us, but it did have some really great, original features. This house was built in 1956 and…

Mid Century House For Sale

Mid Century House For Sale

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By Sara In AZ __________________________________________________________ Soooo, Mike and I have been on the Mid-Century house hunt for a while now. During that time we have gone through a ton of houses. Most are remodeled to within an inch of their Mid-Century lives, and a very few are left alone. I came…

Stealing a Retro Renovation Post – Aladdin Home Catalogs Online!

Stealing a Retro Renovation Post – Aladdin Home Catalogs Online!

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Check out this amazing post on Retro Renovation!  Pam is always first to break the big stories, and I totally missed out on this one. It seems that 46 years of catalogs for the Aladdin Company, a Manufactured Homes firm based in Bay City, have been scanned by the Clarke Historical…

The Perennial Explosion – Our Inherited Garden

The Perennial Explosion – Our Inherited Garden

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Hoooleeeeeeeeeee Cow. We bought the perennial jackpot with this house.  I can’t believe it. Look at these jonquils!  These are only a couple bushes of the massive jonquil explosion that has taken over our yard.  This is the front garden right in front of the built in brick flower box…

The Romantic Ranch House – 1940’s Common Sense

The Romantic Ranch House – 1940’s Common Sense

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There is no reason that a small house, the Style Trends book states, architecturally and otherwise, should not be as attractive, as livable, and as interesting as one costing far more. I can’t agree with this sentiment more, which was just as true in their frugal and uncertain time as it…