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Brooklyn Time Capsule Kitchen
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Post# 979788   1/24/2018 at 20:11 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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It's in a "fixer-upper" house for sale ($1.95 million) right here in Brooklyn. Sadly, you and I know the most likely fate for those vintage appliances. Check out that General Electric, looks immaculate!

Post# 979793 , Reply# 1   1/24/2018 at 20:25 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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My dream fridge!  I'll bet it's immaculate inside too.


$1.95M doesn't make me feel so bad about our current house hunting experience.  I'm hoping I can keep things down to around $1.25M.

Post# 979798 , Reply# 2   1/24/2018 at 20:48 by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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That's one sad, dark kitchen without a Magicube flash.  Anyone recognize the compactor brand?  Might be a clue to the original dishwasher. 

Post# 979825 , Reply# 3   1/25/2018 at 00:04 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Good point, Greg.  Even some cabinet hardware would help.  At the very least, I wouldn't hesitate to paint over all of that dark wood to lighten things up.  The cabinetry style and the wood that was used aren't anything worth keeping original.

Post# 979827 , Reply# 4   1/25/2018 at 00:16 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

that is one cringe worthy kitchen.  Drop a bomb on it.

Post# 979829 , Reply# 5   1/25/2018 at 00:20 by GusHerb (Chicago/NWI)        

Agreed. There's nothing worth saving in that sh*thole besides the appliances.

Post# 979836 , Reply# 6   1/25/2018 at 00:55 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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No doubt the original kitchen was far more appealing, and unlike the existing design, might have still been today.

Post# 979861 , Reply# 7   1/25/2018 at 08:46 by verizonbear (Glen Burnie )        

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Who on earth would use wood paneling in a kitchen? Thats going to be a total down to the studs gut job. the layout is efficient although

Post# 979871 , Reply# 8   1/25/2018 at 10:40 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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It's a late 19th century townhouse. Sadly, many of the original details have been lost. Here's the original link to the real estate ad: 


Post# 979873 , Reply# 9   1/25/2018 at 11:01 by jeb (Mansfield Ohiio)        
Paneling in kitchen

My parents bought a run down house in 1969 and spent all of the 70's working on it while we lived there. Wood paneling was the thing for DIYers during that time and every room had some kind of paneling including the kitchen. At the time it was very stylish.

Post# 979908 , Reply# 10   1/25/2018 at 15:19 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Paneling and the "Colonial" look.

Post# 979914 , Reply# 11   1/25/2018 at 17:03 by appnut (TX)        

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I actually like it very much, kind of comforting going back to the good ol days. 

Post# 979936 , Reply# 12   1/25/2018 at 19:58 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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From reading the description it sounds like it's been subdivided into two units and that is the lower kitchen.. I wonder why they didn't post more pictures of the rest of the house. l

Post# 979945 , Reply# 13   1/25/2018 at 21:06 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Town houses of this era are typically divided into 2 sometimes 3 separate apartments. Thankfully most that are bought are now reverted back into the original 1 family configuration.

Post# 980064 , Reply# 14   1/27/2018 at 01:37 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

The appliances----SAVE!!!!the cabinet doors---first try taking a belt sander to them to get rid of the FAKE distressed look finish.There may be some NICE wood underneath.I LIKE a wood look if it is natural and proper looking-not what you see there.Better REAL wood than particleboard!!!!!That would have an even CRAPPIER finish-like the fake plastic wood "veneer"!

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