Jordanna over on our Facebook page spotted this incredible story — the third time capsule house we’ve seen that was never lived in. The first one was a 1955 bungalow in St. Louis, (second story about the Retro Renovation reader tour here)… while the second one was a gorgeous 1962 house also in the Midwest… now this one is in New Zealand — and it includes some retro styling cues and names that I’ve never seen before: An interesting bathroom layout… a “Mercer Maid” stainless steel drainboard sink — which I believe the New Zealanders are calling a “kitchen bench” … and the Neeco electric range top. I also love the built-in valances in the living room and the hand-made parquet flooring — yum. Exotic foreign retro! The newspaper that featured this story — The Bay of Plenty Times — I want to live alongside “the Bay of Plenty”! — could not give me permission to host any of their photos on my site (np, I respect their wishes re: copyright), so jump on over to their story to see lots of delicious photos — and to read why this house was never occupied (look for the link below the photos, to the right-ish). Thank you, Jordanna!
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