It must have been a custom built house.....back in 1964. Why else would it have pink?

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In all my 30 plus years in real estate I have not seen a wall oven like this.

I tried to figure out how to open it.  You grab hold handles with both hands and Presto!  It opens.

Pink wall oven circa 1964

 

Did I mention that it is pink?  I can't imagine a spec house having a pink oven or a pink stovetop. So my thinking is that this was a custom built house in 1964 and it still has the original appliances.  I'd be willing to bet that those cabinets are knotty pine painted over!  And the white does match the pink better.

Pink cook stove top circa 1964

The house has been updated with replacement windows, siding and is in good shape so if you have a passion for pink, let's look at this house.

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Roy Kelley
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It has been a long time since I have seen pink appliances. Maybe somebody will like them.

Best wishes for a successful transaction. Have a most productive August.

Aug 01, 2013 11:51 AM #1
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Patricia Kennedy
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Barbara, these appliances were like top of the line when I was growing up.  And they made the little pink princess phones to hang on the wall next to the fridge.

Aug 01, 2013 12:06 PM #2
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James Dray
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OH MY!!!  I've seen a lot of colors but I can't recall seeing that one.  I'm speechless :)

Aug 01, 2013 08:23 PM #3
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Roy Kelley, someone will surely like pink.

Patricia, I don't doubt they were top of the line and I remember the princess phones.  Thinking of convenience, however, it takes two hands to open the oven door and there you have a pan to put in it but the oven has to be opened first.  And it is surely not handicap accessible.  It must work great because it is still there!

James, I'm glad I made you think about the past.

Aug 01, 2013 09:22 PM #4
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Andrea Swiedler
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I was in a home recently that had turquoise ones like this, cracked me up! And they worked!!!!

Aug 01, 2013 10:03 PM #5
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Anita Fuller

I sold mother's PINK Mix-Master mixer at the auction.  Maybe the person who bought it might see this and go buy the house, to match her mixer.  It would look great sitting out on the counter.

Of course I LOVE it, and in my house on Arch. Street we had the knotty pine cabinets and the pulls were exactly as in the picture.  Memories!  Might we know where it is?

If we can ever get in the old Richard Deener house...(the ABC Kindergarten) you can take pictures of Mickey Deener's bathroom:  Pink and black tiles.

 

 

 

 

Aug 01, 2013 11:02 PM #6
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Mary Dunn

The only reason I can think of for someone to have pink appliances in their kitchen is if they were a diehard Mary Kay Cosmetics salesperson.

Unlike Anita, I wouldn't have liked it!!

Aug 02, 2013 02:35 AM #7
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

The other popular color was aquamarine or turquoise. If you had both,

you were the cat's meow of trend.

Aug 02, 2013 07:15 AM #8
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Andrea, remember when everyone loved mauve?  I was in real estate and knew it was a big mistake to put in mauve counter tops.  But they are easier to remove than bathtubs and sinks.

Anita, I don't remember that mixmaster at your mother's sale but I sure do have her bell pull hanging in my house.  And I did love the pink and black cars that were out in the 50's.

Mary, that is an absolutely wonderful explanation for the pink appliances!  Do they still give pink cars to Mary Kay sales people?

Don, I didn't know about those colors.  In Searcy they loved the harvest gold and green.  They are still in lots of houses in Cloverdale.

Aug 02, 2013 08:42 AM #9
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Debra Wantulok

Well, I hope they enjoy the pink...it certainly is different...Luke would have a fit...he even thinks men that wear pink shirts are traitors...just wait til he gets a girlfriend and she wants him to wear pink to match her...I hope they find a pink mixer to go with their pink...I wonder if they paint the refrigerator pink too?

Aug 02, 2013 10:48 AM #10
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Mary Dunn

Can't recall that I have seen a pink Mary Kay car in years, but according to their web site, they still exist.  Actually I was surprised the company was still in business.

Aug 02, 2013 08:04 PM #11
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Debbie, most men hate pink and Little Luke is being influenced by his almost all male family!  That is why I am surprised that the house still has the pink.  It has new replacement windows and other improvements and I wonder why they never did the replacement of appliances.

Mary, I used Mary Kay for awhile.  I never really liked it but just had pressure put on me by friends or clients who sold it.  Wonder if it is still just sold by reps and not on line?

Aug 02, 2013 10:19 PM #12
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Barbara S. Duncan
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BTW, here's the purple bathroom. It still has excellent tile.

Purple bathroom

Aug 02, 2013 10:21 PM #13
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Anita Fuller

Barbara....my very first car was a pink and gray Chevrolet.  Prior to getting it, I would have "died" before having one, but Mother found it, it was a great buy (good car)...and once it was mine, I thought it was beautiful. All the pics I have of it, are black and white.   (maybe I can get Don to color my pics.).....

Aug 03, 2013 09:40 AM #14
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Anita, I can still remember being in the little downtown where I grew up and seeing a black and pink Chevy sitting parked there.  It was so distinctive and so beautiful.  I expected to see James Dean behind the wheel!

Aug 03, 2013 10:00 AM #15
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Don Thompson
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Probably  turquoise was more of a color trend in California. I remember having a gold and orange shag rug that did so well because it didn't discolor in the sun.

Aug 03, 2013 10:03 AM #16
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Christine Farkas
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The whole place is funny to me, the lengths one would go to for that shade and color.

Aug 21, 2013 06:28 AM #17
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Don, I came upon a turquoise one the other day!  I took a picture but the colors weren't true in my photo.

Christine, and to think they have held up that long!

Aug 21, 2013 10:48 AM #18
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