Many thanks to reader Dana Kay for spotting this 1955 time capsule house in Tulsa, Oklahoma. What is that material on the wall of the living room adjacent to the kitchen — the material also on the kitchen cabinet???

Also, as you are going through the slide shows — take note of the way this “shelf lighting” — is that what it’s called? — is installed.

Squinch: The integrated window valence — that looks like the same wood as is on the walls — with pinch pleats tucked behind — also is genius. See the rounded stone (brick) fireplace…. all the original vintage wallpaper… gorgeous original window treatments… awesome time capsule bathrooms.  Overall: Great time capsule kitchen… great bathrooms, living room, Do you want to own a gorgeous time capsule house in Tulsa, Oklahoma? Here it is!

Link: This house is listed by Larry Harral of McGraw Realty. Thank you, Larry, for permission to feature a few photos. See more photos — and video — on his site.

  1. Carole says:

    I have never seen a kitchen that large without the aid of a remodel! That’s huge! The other rooms are quite large as well. Good luck with the work. Enjoy your new home.

  2. Shane Hood says:

    Check us out:

    Modern Tulsa

    Any realtor who thinks there isn’t a market for MCM in Tulsa isn’t paying any attention.

  3. Robert S says:

    Just saw this old post. That raised grain wood paneling was used in a few houses here in Houston and R. Shannon is correct, it is sandblasted plywood. It cannot be duplicated today because the plywood they make now is not the same type/quality and would not hold up to the sandblasting treatment nor create the same effect. In one house I know of the kitchen cabinets were made with this material and the blueprints referred to it as “wedgewood.” I have never heard it referenced as such anywhere else, usually it is just referred to as sandblasted plywood.

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