Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vintage Gem






Beautifully remodeled vintage home. This one is particularly close to my heart. When my husband and I were 23 we purchased our first home, a perfectly preserved little rancher from the '60s. We bought it from the original owners and every detail had been left intact, from the gold starbursts on the formica countertops to the broken tile entry floor and the vintage sliding glass doors and windows. At the time, finishing school and beginning life were the priorities and so we left it as is. To this very day we regret the sale of that home. Our family grew and so it was inevitable that we would move on to a bigger home in a better school district...yada, yada, yada. But, I still miss that pristine little gem and often daydream about the renovation we might have embarked upon.
{images via Dwell Magazine}

5 comments:

Maggie May said...

i love the elephant and green tile, lovely

Raina said...

I really hope the homeowners don't mind that I'll be showing up tomorrow to move in.

nkp said...

Isn't it a great liveable house, Raina. So many great, but simple details, all with a big impact. I really love this place.

alissa said...

Beautiful! The colors and patterns -im in love. i was just telling my husband this morning that id like a 60s house - things were just laid out differently then

nkp said...

Hi ya Alissa. Glad you stopped by!