In a totally unexpected discovery, furniture designer and creator Nathan Chandler found and purchased a home that had been locked up and sealed since 1956, keeping its mid-century American interior in spectacular shape. Although the house has since been sold, the retro interior design of this kitchen gives us a look at a time long gone.
It’s not clear why the original owners closed and sealed it for so long, but I’m glad they did, because the interior kitchen décor elements are absolutely stunning. From the pastel pink counters to the original owner manuals still attached to the unused GE appliances, every detail seems straight out of a 1950s American family sitcom.
The fate of this dated kitchen is uncertain, but I’m glad to have had a peek into such a miraculously-preserved historic space!
What do you think? Do you like the bubbly pink, or is it too over the top?
The first thing you see is the kitchen is pink everywhere
Check out the old school buttons on the electric stovetop
It’s in showroom condition, 60 years later.
The fridge is at eye level, at upper cabinet height
It may be small, but it’s pink!
I wonder if pink was a special order color for ovens in the 50s
All the appliances were still with their original manuals
What’s a custom kitchen without a dishwasher….
In case you’ve ever wondered what dish detergent looked like in the 50s