When I was in my teens we had a friend of the family who once he retired would travel for about five or six months out of the year. A lot of that time he would need someone to watch his house for him. It was a small two bedroom house with a basement that we would look after and spend the night at provided we cleaned up.

Now, one of the interesting things about this house is that it was purchased sometime in the 1950s and he had lived in it since then.

He was the only owner and kept everything original. It was amazing, all the kitchen stuff looked brand new and was totally original.

In a strange and unexpected discovery, furniture designer and creator Nathan Chandler found and bought a home that had remained sealed since 1956, keeping its mid-century American interior perfectly intact.

Though the house has recently been sold, the retro interior design of this kitchen provided us with a look at a time long gone.

It’s not clear why the original owners of the home kept it sealed for so long, but we’re glad they did, because the interior décor elements are absolutely perfect. From the pastel pink counters to the manuals still attached to the unused GE home appliances, every detail is straight out of a 1950s American family sitcom.

The fate of this period kitchen is uncertain, but we’re glad to have had a look into such a strangely-preserved historic space!

The first thing you’ll notice is that this kitchen has pink everywhere

These are the buttons to an electric stovetop – note the old-school cover

This fridge is mounted at eye-level, like a cabinet

Even the oven is pink!

The appliances all still come with their 1950s manuals

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  1. Palladini

    He purchased this house from someone who never had the urge to update it. A few years ago, the place I lived in, across the street, lived an older lady who passed away and the family choose to sell the house, I went in for Open house and it was like walking back into the 40s, it had not been updated either


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