1950s Seattle-Area Home in LIFE Magazine

1950s Seattle-Area Home in LIFE Magazine

Google is doing some awesome things these days — no, we're not talking about being able to find your parked car in Street View (though that's pretty cool), but hosting the entire LIFE photo archive in their image search. This gem shows a Kirkland home in the 1950s that was probably new at the time, not to mention all that vintage furniture in its natural habitat.

While the pictures are historical and compelling as an artifact, it's kind of a nice reminder that so much of the mid-century style we see these days has been updated, especially in terms of color and the balance of soft and hard elements.

We still like the layout a lot, especially how it brings in the green outside via window walls that take up the whole side of the house. Kirkland sure looks like it was awfully rural back then!

Via: Vintage Seattle

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