All over America small, sweet homes like this have been lovingly tended by the families that built them after the war, and have lived in them ever since. During my recent trip to Kentucky, Sumac Sue took me and my sister on a tour of her Gardenside neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky…and the highlight had to be this amazing time capsule, Mr. Bartlett’s circa-1959 colonial-ranch house.
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There was so much to see in a mere 1000 sq. ft. I hardly know where to start. We talk so much about Nutone exhaust fans, how about this model from Mercury. It’s showing its age – just like me!
This home had two bathrooms, one full bath in the hall, and a second half-bath in the master bedroom, and I loved them both. The tile im the half bath is lightly speckled, and look at the bullnose: It has a “top heavy” profile different from the standard bullnose you usually see. I like it! The wallpaper is wonderful and complements the tile beautifully in terms of both color(s) and scale.
Here’s the floor in the half-bath above. I am pretty sure that this is Armstrong embossed inlaid linoleum. I’ve seen it in my vintage marketing material, it came in a variety of colorways. Man oh man, there is nothing quite like this vintage Armstrong flooring!
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