Welcome to our retro home! Five days ago we bought this 3-bed victorian terrace whose former owner lived here for over 60 years! That's pretty hard for me to even imagine, but the lady who lived here must have loved this place to have stayed for so long (and I can see why!). She's only moved now to go into a nursing home, so I can only imagine how strange that must be to change up your life after 60 years of same-old. But I take my hat off (if I was wearing one, perhaps sunglasses will do?) to this lady. 60 years of upkeep on this old home, and I must say she's done a good job! The carpets are clearly old, yet actually they're in remarkable condition! The wallpaper is prestine too, not a tear in sight. The whole layout of the house has been unaltered (other than the addition of a downstairs bathroom) for the last 60 years - there's even the original meat cupboards in the basement, and in pretty good knick!
So moving into this house is literally like stepping back in time, here's some of my fave retro quirks of the house....
This wallpaper makes your eyes go crazy when you look at it for too long!
Retro carpet no.1..
Ceiling panels - quite the eye-sore.
Curtain fabric. I actually quite like these....
Retro carpet no.2.
Fireplace no.2. - This actually houses a back-boiler... More on that later.