Time capsules

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by BlueTrain, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    This is very sad... atomic era is very hot right now (judging upon the renovators supply magazines).

    Our next house we are looking at will likely be either an arts and crafts style or a atomic era home (that is what most of the housing stock available is; which one we will get depends upon what comes on the market once we are looking).
  2. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

    New York City
    Since you should choose your next house based on the preference of a pseudonym / pizza slice on a internet chat forum - I vote for Arts and Crafts (always wanted one).

    Kidding aside, I'm excited for you as either will be very neat. And fun for us here to see.
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  3. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    Arts and Crafts is my personal favorite (deco deco everywhere), but the housing stock of Craftsman homes is small (but better located). There's more stock of 1960s brick tract housing, but it is rather small for modern living needs of a (hopefully) still growing family. The 1960s tract housing was built following a flood- benefit of a pre-1940 house is it survived the flood and the benefit of a post-1960s house is it didn't go through a flood....

    Yeah, yeah, I know plenty of people who raised 6 children in 4 rooms and a bath; blah blah blah, but I like my space, dammit, and I can't imagine the four of us squeezed into some of these smaller homes (which are more like 2.5 bedrooms than 3). We are thinking of fostering and/or adopting someday and foster programs are pretty strict about space; in some cases each child needs a bedroom, etc.

    Then there's the new housing, which I refuse to live in. We drove up there when I was offered the job, I got lost in new-housing land and couldn't find my way out. How 40 houses built in the last 10 years can totally disorientate you but 40 houses built in 1960 that all look alike don't, I have no idea. There is one area we'd consider a new home in (beautiful view) but I doubt anything will come up for sale there.
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  4. Usp45nh

    Usp45nh New in Town

    New to the Lounge, my first post.
    Interesting thread. I was in NH over the last week helping my mother clean out her late parents home. My grandfather built the house when he returned from service in the Marines during WWII. He was a NH Yankee so he never replaced anything that was not broken and could not be fixed. The house is a 1945 time capsule! All original fixtures, the house looks the same as it did when I was a kid (I am in my 50’s).Sadly I suspect that anyone who buys it will gut it as the rooms are small.
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  5. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

    Boston area
    According to a news article a couple of months back, there is a resurgence of people seeking time capsule homes. In some instances, buyers pay premium prices for especially well-preserved places.

    Finally, procrastination may pay off!!!
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  6. 59Lark

    59Lark A-List Customer

    Ontario, Canada
    I grew up in the family farmhouse circa 1870 twenty five room , yellow brick big house complete with bell tower, and grand staircase, with parlour with bay windows, and slate roof. My family cleared the trees in 1810 and nine generations farmed it, my bedroom was my fathers and my grandfathers, it bothers me to pass it now, knowing its out of the family and rumoured to be soon knocked down due to dutch wife who wants a new house. The plans were drawn up in England,and on parchment on a roll, and it took two years to build. From its walnut waincotting and its grand staircase , its ghosts, a sword found under the floor boards in a quaker home, and so much history the hunch back named platt that lived under the staircase , my great grandmother jecolia , farm people feel attached to the land, obligation, guilt family dues, it never leaves you , I still wince when I go by that farm, 59 lark
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