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Old 11-23-2016, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Thanks for sharing this wonderful pictures.The Granite countertops referred in picture #40 is my all time favorite.
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:39 PM
 
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The Frank Gehry referenced in photo #34 is a renowned designer and architect. (I'm a huge fan.) He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom today.
Yep, his much-hyped building at MIT leaks and the solar load makes certain areas difficult to work in. The building it replaced was a scruffy old frame building that worked fantastically. Read "how buildings age".
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Old 11-23-2016, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Thanks - I enjoyed this article!

Interesting seeing some design elements that appear consistently throughout the 100 years...

Open shelving
White cabinetry & appliances
Flat-panel cabinets
Two tone cabinetry
Stainless steel appliances
Silver/chrome fixtures, hardware
Wood countertops
Statement stoves and hoods
Greenery/plants
Farmhouse design
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:04 PM
 
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I could happily step into many of those pre-70s kitchens. In fact, the only post-70s picture that appeals to me is the 'farmhouse kitchen.' And we HAD metal cabinets.
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Metal cabinets and a 2 sided fireplace were hallmarks of the homes in Levittown, NY post WWII.
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Old 11-25-2016, 10:25 AM
 
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Metal cabinets and a 2 sided fireplace were hallmarks of the homes in Levittown, NY post WWII.
Like this (below)
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...386aad7af6.jpg

Love this metal cabinet
Vintage Kitchen Cabinet Vintage Kitchen Cabinet Vintage Steel Kitchen Cabinet Brand. Carabi.co
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Old 11-25-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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Me, too...very cool.

I remember floors like in the first pic!
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Old 11-25-2016, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Foothills of Maryland Blue Ridge mountains
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Thank you for this. I enjoyed the remembering.
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Old 11-26-2016, 11:59 AM
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Location: Wonderland
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Great link -thanks!

I liked a lot of these kitchens. I especially like 1920s kitchens.
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:39 PM
 
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Yep, his much-hyped building at MIT leaks and the solar load makes certain areas difficult to work in. The building it replaced was a scruffy old frame building that worked fantastically. Read "how buildings age".
Oh, I'm aware there have been problems along the way. The Disney Concert Hall caused a huge brouhaha. Love the building. Hate the fact it caused problems for the neighbors. Non-traditional thought and design usually breeds controversy.
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