No One Lived In This House Since 1956. When He Moved Inside? UNBELIEVABLE

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I don’t know about you, but I’m crazy about two things: the color pink and antiques.

So when I saw this stunning, all-original, 1950s kitschy kitchen, I immediately fell in love!

According to the homeowner, the house was built in 1956 — but was never lived in until he came along in 2010! When he moved in, the twinkly appliances — state of the art during their time — had never been used, and their original manuals were still taped to their sides! Why was the house never occupied? That’s still a complete mystery!

Today, the powder pink counters and appliances might turn many off — but did you know that the color pink played a very important role in the 1950s?

What do you think? Do you like the bubbly pink, or is it a little too much?

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The color pink actually had a deeper meaning for people living in the 1950s.

The color pink actually had a deeper meaning for people living in the 1950s.
Nathan Chandler

Inspired by the favorite color of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, pink was an exceptionally popular color for kitchens and bathrooms in the 1950s. Mamie loved the color so much, even her cotton balls were pink!

Inspired by the favorite color of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, pink was an exceptionally popular color for kitchens and bathrooms in the 1950s. Mamie loved the color so much, even her cotton balls were pink!
Nathan Chandler

Dubbed "Mamie pink," the color soon became a national symbol for the joy felt at the close of WWII and the remaking of the American household.

Dubbed "Mamie pink," the color soon became a national symbol for the joy felt at the close of WWII and the remaking of the American household.
Nathan Chandler

Mamie, so refined in her lovely shades of pink, became the ideal model for an American housewife. “Ike runs the country. I turn the pork chops," she once famously said.

Mamie, so refined in her lovely shades of pink, became the ideal model for an American housewife. “Ike runs the country. I turn the pork chops," she once famously said.
Nathan Chandler

Mamie was ladylike and down-to-earth. She loved Lawrence Welk. She wore noisy charm bracelets. She played Scrabble and watched soap operas and served TV dinners!

Mamie was ladylike and down-to-earth. She loved <i>Lawrence Welk</i>. She wore noisy charm bracelets. She played Scrabble and watched soap operas and served TV dinners!
Nathan Chandler

Because of her, pink was suddenly a symbol of class, refinery, and patriotism.

Because of her, pink was suddenly a symbol of class, refinery, and patriotism.
Nathan Chandler

Contrary to our modern perspective, pink was not seen as a "girly" or "feminine" color. Housewives dreamed of homes slathered in pink.

Contrary to our modern perspective, pink was not seen as a "girly" or "feminine" color. Housewives dreamed of homes slathered in pink.
Nathan Chandler

It's estimated that over five million households featured a pink kitchen or bathroom — or both!

It's estimated that over five million households featured a pink kitchen or bathroom — or both!
Nathan Chandler

It's rumored that Mamie always carried around paint swatches of pink, green, and cream. Throughout all of her military moves, even into the White House, Mamie used these swatches to make her house a home. She got to painting and decorating right away.

It's rumored that Mamie always carried around paint swatches of pink, green, and cream. Throughout all of her military moves, even into the White House, Mamie used these swatches to make her house a home. She got to painting and decorating right away.
Nathan Chandler

The presidential headquarters was so pink, the White House was actually dubbed the "Pink Palace."

The presidential headquarters was <i>so</i> pink, the White House was actually dubbed the "Pink Palace."
Nathan Chandler

With pink appliances in such high demand, this kitchen must have been quite the dream!

With pink appliances in such high demand, this kitchen must have been quite the dream!
Nathan Chandler

It's like a time capsule of the 1950s. The appliances still have the original manuals.

It's like a time capsule of the 1950s. The appliances still have the original manuals.
Nathan Chandler

And though the appliances might seem a little dated, I wonder if they still might work!

And though the appliances might seem a little dated, I wonder if they still might work!
Nathan Chandler

With a top-loading dishwasher like this and the original detergent, a person might feel like he or she has stepped back into another time.

With a top-loading dishwasher like this and the original detergent, a person might feel like he or she has stepped back into another time.
Nathan Chandler

That's why this kitchen is so special! It's a little piece of American history that we can enjoy for a long time.

That's why this kitchen is so special! It's a little piece of American history that we can enjoy for a long time.
Nathan Chandler

If you enjoyed this retro kitchen, just wait until you see the inside of THIS house, also left untouched since the 1950s!

If you enjoyed this retro kitchen, just wait until you see the inside of THIS house, also left untouched since the 1950s!
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