Googie kitchen time capsule.

palimpsestJuly 22, 2014

The entire house is a time capsule, but I thought the kitchen forum would appreciate this Googie-ish mid-century kitchen. The only new fixture I see is the chandelier.

The house is listed by FoxRoach for $385K thereabouts.

Note the linear four burner cooktop on the shallow counter. I still think this is a great idea.

I am wondering if there was a built in Revco or other fridge at one time: why the vent louvers?

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I love that floor - what is it?

Is this in a suburb of Philadelphia? (I'm originally from Doylestown).

Thanks for sharing this.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 6:04PM
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I have never seen a linear four burner cooktop. Interesting!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 6:07PM
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Does anyone make linear burners now? I'm only 4'11 and I have to move the pots on the back burners to the of ont to see how they're doing. Its a bummer. My current range is at the end of a cabinet run so sometimes I just stand on the side and cook.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 6:16PM
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The floor is vinyl set in a large hopscotch pattern, I believe.

Yes, a couple people make linear cooktops


And you could mount Miele or Gaggenau combi-sets sideways if you have a healthy budget.

Here is a link that might be useful: AJMadison

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 6:26PM
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Thanks Palimpsest. Those look so much easier to use. I wonder what you would do to the counter behind them though.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 7:01PM
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Fori is not pleased

The floor really is wonderful--the whole thing is quite tastefully done.

Hey, Iowa! You can also do a regular cooktop in a lower-than-standard counter. Then you'll have a nice long counter run to work on too. I think GW poster Rhome410 did that. Look up her kitchen.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 7:26PM
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Thanks Fori! A cooktop on a lower counter is a good idea. Gosh by the time I finish with our future kitchen it's going to look like hobbits live there. ;)

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 7:54PM
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Very cool! I especially love l-o-v-e the floor, wonder what it is?

I also l-o-v-e the linear stove. I saw this in a house once, and have wanted one ever since. I even have a topic on GW somewhere about it, but got a lot of responses why it was a lousy idea. Didn't change my mind, though, every time I cook I wish I had one.

Oh, and my mom is also petite and all her counters are lower than normal. This is normally fine, but if the dishwasher ever needs to be replaced, they'd have to remove the counter top because it's sunk down a couple inches into the cement floor.

And how about that space-age oven! Nifty!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 9:12PM
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The original Monsanto house of the future at Disney:) Reminds me of it.

This post was edited by musicgal on Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 21:27

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 9:25PM
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Palimpsest, my vocabulary thanks you.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 9:58PM
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Fori is not pleased

Oven must be Western-Holly? They always look like laundry machines with the portholes! But I've never seen them is wall ovens; just ranges.

Is that a root vegetable cupboard? I think this kitchen was made for someone who cooked. It looks very functional. I'm guessing it wasn't cheap?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 10:31PM
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The prep space is kinda far from the cooktop, isn't it? And this is just me, but that long L-shaped expanse I could clutter up in no time. Given how much counter space I have now, though, I sure would love to try.

See how the cabinet under the sink is recessed? Mine is like that, under the cooktop, too. While it serves as kind of a knee-space, it makes it so inconvenient to access.

Have to say, I really like the counter's color! And easy to clean backsplash. Honestly, there are only two colors in the kitchen, but what an impact. So cheery :)

What is under the counter next to the oven?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 11:12PM
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To me it's very '80s looking even though it's obviously not. Maybe it's the tv, lighting, and wallpaper?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 6:02AM
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I think the layout is terrible really: there's no prep space in the right spot really.

The things next to the oven look like warming drawers, probably like you'd see in a restaurant, since they weren't made yet for the residential market.

I agree the wallpaper or paint finish and window treatments look like 80s.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 7:53AM
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I love this...How cool. I hope someone who loves it, buys it, rather than someone who walks in saying "look at the POTENTIAL in this kitchen!"

It's very unique and would be nice to match house to enthusiast.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 1:35PM
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Ditto, ChrisInSD; that person would be me! I love the kitchen; about the only think I'd change would be the valance which does not match the color scheme.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 6:15PM
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