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This House Has Been Locked Up And Sealed Since 1956. When He Moved Inside? Unbelievable!

Talk about a blast from the past! In 2010, furniture designer Nathan Chandler purchased an American home built in the mid-1950s. It was never occupied and the kitchen appliances were kept in mint condition. In fact, they were never used – the original manuals were still taped to them. This unique situation provided Chandler a time capsule to a well-loved design era, and he photographed some of the magnificent details.

1950s kitchen perfectly preserved

The charming kitchen might not be for everyone thanks to its pink decor. Appliances and the countertop are all outfitted in this soft color and accented by sparkling chrome finishes and light-wood cabinets. In addition, there’s fantastic, now-retro lettering on the faceplates of the stove and oven. Chandler’s trove of antiques are sought-after pieces today, and he put parts of it (like the washboard sink) for sale back when he bought the place.

1950s kitchen perfectly preserved

1950s kitchen perfectly preserved

1950s kitchen perfectly preserved

1950s kitchen perfectly preserved

1950s kitchen perfectly preserved

1950s kitchen perfectly preserved

1950s kitchen perfectly preserved

1950s kitchen perfectly preserved

1950s kitchen perfectly preserved

1950s kitchen perfectly preserved

1950s kitchen perfectly preserved

> Nathan Chandler: Flickr