That time you buy a 1959 house with three bathrooms built by a plumber and his brother, a tiler

What happens in 1959 when you are building a house, and you are a plumber, and your brother, a tiler. You end up with three — count ’em: Three! — close-to-original condition, lollipop-pastel-colored tile 1959 bathrooms in your house. Carolyn is just the second owner of this treasure chest, and she isn’t changing anything. Yesterday we looked at Carolyn’s amazing pink bathroom — oh, that Cinderella! Today: her blue bathroom, vintage wallpaper still intact.

Nearly-original condition: There appears to be a newer toilet, and it’s possible the wallpaper is newer — although it may well be original — and all that said: It all looks so very well maintained! I also spy: A Hall-Mack Revolving toothbrush holder aka “Concealed Lavatory Unit”.

Carolyn writes:

I really am lucky! Just for the heck of it, here’s the blue bathroom.

The main treat here is the three extra nozzles which squirt you in the middle. I imagine these aren’t too common in 1959 unless you happen to be getting a house dreamt up by a plumber. Just to round out my palette, I also have a yellow powder room. So lucky!



Thank you for sharing, Carolyn! Gorgeous!

Be sure to also see Bathroom #1 in Carolyn’s new/old house — the pink and gray bathroom with amazing Cinderella bathtub

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  1. Gen says:

    Thanks for the pictures of the blue bathroom, it’s so pretty! I can’t wait to see the kitchen, please share some photos! Congratulations on your find, i love your story of how you got it! ????

  2. Jeannie says:

    Yay, another three bathrooms saved!!! I have used Zap! Professional Tile and Grout Restorer for grout, and it works wonderfully.

  3. Amy in Sacramento says:

    Congrats on scoring such a beautiful house, Carolyn. Thank you so much for sharing your story and the pics. Keep ’em coming! 😉

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