For this 1961 time capsule house, by architect John Polivka just outside Minneapolis, I’m pulling out all my favorite adjectives, this house is: Stunning, spectacular, amazing, jaw-dropping, drop-dead gorgeous. Thanks to selling agent Jacob Smith of Sotheby’s International Realty for giving us permission to feature this house, and to reader Dan, who sent us this tip! Pictures tell […]
Ruth Paine House Museum: Where Lee Harvey Oswald spent his last night before President John F. Kennedy’s assassination
The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is just a few days away. Today, reader Blair explains how a innocuous-looking mid century modest house — the Ruth Paine House Museum, above — came to be associated with this tragic event. Blair visited the house this weekend and submitted this report and photos: […]
Same owners for 70+ years, this 1940 Seattle time capsule house has the most amazing basement ever — 24 photos
Imagine living in one home for more than 70 years. The original owners of this charming 1940 time capsule in Seattle, Washington — listed by Realtor Lynly Callaway did just that. Over the years they thoughtfully decorated, loved and cared for every square inch — evident by the many unique custom details — from the adorable vintage kitchen […]
In the 1940s, people were so conservative with their money that they wanted to build houses smaller than banks wanted to finance. As a result, the government came up with FHA “minimum standards” for the square footage required to obtain home financing. Yes, you are reading that correctly: The government had to incentive Americans to […]
Time capsule kitchens — especially the carefully designed and coordinated kitchens like the pink beauty above — are the stuff retro dreams are made of. Finding a kitchen that is all original, from the wallpaper to the appliances, is getting more and more difficult. Luckily, we can live vicariously through these photos of 15 fabulous […]
1,200 s.f. midcentury modern farm house time capsule — 1958 original condition in Mount Vernon, Wash.
Midcentury modern farmhouse perfection can be found in this 1958 time capsule house designed by notable architect Henry Klein in Mount Vernon, Wash., and listed for sale by realtor Erik Pedersen. Yes, we’re calling this beauty a farmhouse — because wait until you see the aerial view! This house is modern and modest at the same […]
Since moving into her round house, Sarah has been searching for more information about Gilbert Spindel, the architect who designed her “Geodesica.” In her search, she has found quite a bit about Spindel from scouring the web, finding vintage home plan books and magazines, and receiving some information from other Geodesica owners.