An ordinary-looking home can hide some amazing things behind its unassuming facade. We've recently discovered that a suburban dwelling in Oregon has a Renaissance-era castle inside, and similarly, this seemingly unremarkable 72-year-old house in Toronto, Canada actually has a pristine interior decor that's a time capsule to the mid 20th century.
The preserved interior design of the home was discovered, when it was put on the market. Its owner, a 96-year-old seamstress and knitter by trade, decorated and maintained the dwelling. Undeterred by changing interior trends, she stayed true to her own style for many decades. “I like soft colors and I like things to match and flow well together,” she told to her listing agent, Gladys Spizzirri. Adding, “I prefer tone-on-tone to bright colors.”
Once you walk into the house, it's as if you're transported back to the 1950s and 1960s. Some of its features include: metallic wallpaper; wrought-iron chairs and tables; baroque prints; and an original 1950s Moffat stove that's still in working condition. The dedication to this style is impressive and a haven for collectors and enthusiasts alike. It just goes to show–you never know what's beyond the brick walls!
Above: Dining room
Second floor landing