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America saw how a split-level house worked well for Mike and Carol Brady’s large blended family with six children, and housekeeper Alice.The exterior of the Brady’s home was modeled on one built in 1959 by Luther and Louise Carson in San Fernando Valley, Calif., according to David Brady’s Web site.The original design and layout of a 1970s home may not have incorporated an organised indoor/outdoor flow.

Styles include 'colonial', 'ranch', ' Mediterranean' and 'contemporary'.

Many were built by developers as speculative houses.

This kitchen gets additional warmth from cherry counters, an antique island, gingham-check wallpaper, and an apron sink.

Back in the 1950s and ‘60s—when the USSR’s launch of Sputnik made outer space the new frontier, and the Beatles were transforming rock and roll music—the split-level home began to emerge on the American suburban landscape.

Striped wallpaper and a harvest gold oven/range in the kitchen. Vintage avocado green oven/range combo unit from a Huntsville, Texas home.

Original avocado green oven and refrigerator from a 1970 Apache Junction, Arizona home. Fantastic wallpapers, crazy colour combinations and textured carpets come to mind when thinking about 1970s homes.Most of these will have long been updated, but the typical features of the houses as such remain. Original harvest gold oven, exhaust hood, and refrigerator from a 1974 Casa Grande, Arizona home. [Read more →] Original harvest gold oven & exhaust hood from a 1972 Strawberry, Arizona home. Original double oven and refrigerator from a 1970s home. Original oven/range and dishwasher from a 1978 home. In many communities, entire subdivisions were constructed in the 1960s with split-levels and “ramblers”—ranches with a basement, says Brett West, a salesman with Mc Enearney Associates in Washington, DC.

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