In a strange and unexpected discovery, furniture designer and creator Nathan Chandler found and bought a home that had remained sealed since 1956, keeping its mid-century American interior perfectly intact. Though the house has recently been sold, the retro interior design of this kitchen provided us with a look at a time long gone.


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It’s not clear why the original owners of the home kept it sealed for so long, but we’re glad they did, because the interior décor elements are absolutely perfect. From the pastel pink counters to the manuals still attached to the unused GE home appliances, every detail is straight out of a 1950s American family sitcom.

The fate of this period kitchen is uncertain, but we’re glad to have had a look into such a strangely-preserved historic space!

More info: Flickr (h/t: retrorenovation, demilked)

The first thing you’ll notice is that this kitchen has pink everywhere

These are the buttons to an electric stovetop – note the old-school cover

This fridge is mounted at eye-level, like a cabinet

Even the oven is pink!

The appliances all still come with their 1950s manuals

The fridge is a bit small, but at least it’s… pink

The dishwasher pulls all the way out

Here’s what dish detergent looked like in the 50s