Best of the Day: Mid-Century Appliance Design

Posted by Sara

20 Mar 2012 — 2 Comments

Posted in The Fixer Life

Some of you know that we’ve been house-hunting lately, and trying to find just the right fit for our mid-century-loving tastes equals many, many houses to look at.

Many.

Have we mentioned many?

We have made some pretty fantastic (and scary) discoveries as we’ve cruised around the downtown Colorado Springs neighborhoods we’re hoping to call home, but this, so far, has been our very favorite:

This is a mid-century stove that was used by the couple who owned this house for 50 years, and it looks BRAND NEW.  I mean, if we bought this house, this would literally be our working stove for the forseeable future.  The burners pull out of that middle section.  Oh, how we LOVE mid-century appliance design!

Alas, as charming as we found the stove and the house in general, it was a bit too much space and work to get it up to snuff.  Apparently our moniker of Fixer does not apply to massive home renovations.  But we’ll always remember the stove that might have been.

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2 Comments

  1. daniel

    We live in Denver, and we too have fallen in love with this stove. Check Craigslist and check it often, as we have found a surprising number of these (often in like-new condition) over the past 6 months. Unfortunately, we have only one car, and it’s small, so we haven’t been able to snag any of the deals we’ve found! Good luck on your search (hopefully I don’t find myself having to out-bid you when the time comes to purchase)!

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  2. Thomas DuDash

    A few years ago, we bought a house made in 1954, my wife wanted a stove in the kitchen from that era so we bought an old O’Keefe & Merrit with lots of chrome and a clock. It has a broiler, etc. We had to get some parts re-chromed and a couple burners needed replacing, but in the end it was all worth it! We love our 50’s kitchen!

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