This house is so much fun! Located in Portsmouth, Virginia, this 1950s home has been meticulously staged in the era of Leave It To Beaver. Ms. Carly Niño is the queen responsible for this creative endeavor that like-minded retro lovers can now rent as an Airbnb. Here's the home's Airbnb write-up: "Travel back in time... Continue Reading →
Another Mid-Century Modern Time Capsule Rancher!
Built in 1959, this rambling 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rancher is stuck in the middle of last century - but in a good way! The L-shaped home wraps around a large corner lot in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 427 Maple Avenue was designed by Marlin Umberger, a highly regarded builder throughout the Hershey area for over 40... Continue Reading →
Amazing Time Capsule Mid-Century Rancher
Here's another mid-century stunner! This 1958 "Modernist Ranch" is located in Rancho Mirage, California. The exterior is fabulous, but you have to see the interior to truly appreciate this time-capsule. It's an absolute time warp! From the Terrazzo flooring to the impeccable mid-century furnishings, this place is like stepping back into the 1950's. This classic... Continue Reading →
Another Lustron Beauty!
One of the most popular posts recently on this blog is a period perfect Lustron home in Indiana. Well one of House Crazy Sarah's readers unearthed another one just like it in Ohio! These things are so fascinating! They were built almost entirely with enameled steel by the Lustron Corporation to house WW2 veterans during... Continue Reading →
Fun Mid-Century Masterpiece in Michigan
House Crazy Sarah loves her a fun mid-century home and she has found a kindred spirit in Flint, Michigan. Meet Heather, a mid-century enthusiast who bought this vintage rancher in December 2019. "My home was custom built in 1947 by Alden Dow. It was featured in Time magazine in 1949. The interior is original to... Continue Reading →
Jazz Legend Louis Armstrong’s Time Capsule Home
The Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona, Queens, New York is an amazing vintage home frozen in time. Louis Armstrong and his wife Lucille Wilson resided here all the way from 1943 until his death in 1971. Lucille then gave ownership of the home to the city of New York with the stipulation that the... Continue Reading →
The Atomic Toaster in Indiana: A Lustron Home Original
If you are a fan of vintage post-WW2 houses, then you've surely heard of Lustron Homes. Lustrons were manufactured in the late 1940's and early 1950's in a converted airplane factory in Ohio to house the growing number of new families after the GI's returned from war. These prefabricated kit homes are notable for being... Continue Reading →