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This Kitchen Hasn’t Been Touched In Over 50 Years

Posted by Brad Pauly on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 7:59am.

You Won’t Believe What The Home Owner Found Inside!

1956 kitchen

It's not every day you find a brand new kitchen completely stocked with pastel pink 1956 appliances.

That's exactly what happened with Nathan Chandler, a furniture supplier that's based in Chicago. Chandler purchased the home in 2010 and the photos from the home have recently been making the rounds on the internet.

1956 dishwasher1956 oven

The story goes that Chandler was simply purchasing a home. There was a catch, though.

“The house was never occupied and the appliances were never used,” Chandler explains. “The manuals were still tapes to the appliances.”

There was no explanation as to why the home had never had any occupants, but that didn't deter Chandler. Instead of balking and being cautious, he eagerly bought the property up. As soon as he arrived, he saw that there were no microwaves, no side-mounted fridge ice machine, no modern touches.

Instead, every single appliance was still able to be operated. Instead of a large new stainless steel refrigerator, the new homeowner was forced to navigate the eye-level side by side fridge. Rather than pulling down the dishwasher door to stick dishes in, one would have to navigate a maze of circular racks from the top down in order to get your old dishes clean.

The home itself was in perfect condition, but perfect for 1956 standards.

In the photos that Chandler took, which you can find here, there are absolutely no signs of wear and tear. Instead, it's a pristine kitchen, fresh out of the 50s. For those born without the aesthetic pleasures of the 50s, it's like stepping into a perfectly preserve time capsule.

The home also boasts the original lighting fixtures, cabinets, and ventilation system as well. These all contribute to the nostalgic charm of this sweet slice of suburban satisfaction. After having the home for five years, Chandler is about ready to sell the home, which will spell a bittersweet parting to a fascinating find. As always, keep in touch with Pauly Presley Realty to learn about the most interesting properties in Austin and beyond!

All images by Nathan Chandler

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