A North London house built in 1934 has only had three owners since it was first bought 83 years ago.
From the outside, it looks pretty ordinary — but the inside holds a secret.
This art-deco dwelling was recently up for sale, and it has remained virtually untouched since the 1930s, all due to one unexpected reason.
The three-bed semi-detached home has retained so many of its original features. Stepping inside is like walking right into a time capsule. Check out the geometric mantelpieces, bathroom basin, large Crittall windows with modernist curves, open wooden banisters, handmade kitchen, and fitted glass landing light… The only real noticeable features that are relatively new are a few carpets from the 1970s and the modern wallpaper.
The home’s current owner is photographer Elizabeth Whycer, who has lived there since she was born — in 1958. Her parents, Boris and June, bought it from the original female owner for just $2,300! Don’t you wish that was possible today?
Since putting the home on the market in an effort to downgrade, Elizabeth revealed the reason it has remained “frozen in time.” As it turns out, June absolutely hated having builders in the home.
“My mother hated workmen in the house, so it’s very much unchanged, structurally,” she says.
Check out this time-capsule home in the video below and if you’re interested in other stories of this nature, follow the link to this story about a man who transforms a home into a 1930s time capsule.
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