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Old 01-08-2016, 12:58 AM   #1
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DH had a friend post this on FB...I thought it was pretty neat and thought some people here would enjoy a trip back in time.

This House Had Been Left Empty Since The 1950's. Nothing Prepared The New Owner For What Was Inside!
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Old 01-08-2016, 06:35 PM   #2
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Nice!

But it's hard to believe that no one has ever lived in it. It's obvious those appliances had to be maintained or restored by someone to be in that showroom condition.
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Old 01-08-2016, 11:42 PM   #3
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I agree...they must have gone it to clean all the dust from the house before putting it on the market or something. Wish I knew more about the details as to why it was never sold, etc
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I agree...they must have gone it to clean all the dust from the house before putting it on the market or something. Wish I knew more about the details as to why it was never sold, etc
That's what I was wondering. How does a home get built and then sit empty for 60 years? Definitely looks pretty high end for that period. Not sure I could deal with the pink for very long though.
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:54 AM   #5
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That's what I was wondering. How does a home get built and then sit empty for 60 years? Definitely looks pretty high end for that period. Not sure I could deal with the pink for very long though.

Nice house but there are a few tidbits that denote '60s and '70s additions/changes. Still, great place.

Sitting empty for 60 years? It's possible. There are some houses in our area that have been vacant for at least that long because the occupants died and the family is fighting over the estate. Sad but true. In fact, one home ended up going to rack and ruin before everyone quit squabbling. A real shame.
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Anyone have any ideas how we could find out the details to this house? What a mystery! I'd love to see the bathroom too.
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Anyone have any ideas how we could find out the details to this house? What a mystery! I'd love to see the bathroom too.

You almost have to be guaranteed it will be........PINK! Yep, yep, yeppers. That was a very popular color during that time. Our bathroom in my childhood home (the '50s) was white, pink and pale grey. Gotta love it!!
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A house in my hood would be stripped and vandalized within a few months if it sat vacant....

A placard displayed in one of the appliances suggests the house was open for public touring. Those appliances would need constant upkeeping to keep them running, not to mention if parts are still available....
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There's some interesting information here. Check out the links. The owner apparently never disclosed why it was never lived in. Some commenters suspect it was designed to mimic an old home. It's curious that there's no rusting or fading on anything.

http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=91351
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Thanks for that GG. I never thought to look on Snopes. Love that place.

I agree, I think it was vastly upgraded model home. I don't remember dishwashers being common at all, and the refrigerator is unlike any from the time. The color is sure right though.
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