Tour a 1970s California home

Do you remember how some homes looked in the 1970s? Not the model homes featured in print magazines of the era, but the real, honest-to-goodness houses everyday people lived in?

Here, you can take a tour of my grandmother’s house, which was located in Santa Rosa, California — part of Northern California’s Sonoma County — and built around 1971. – NJP


The front of the house

The small porch and double front doors

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Exterior - front door


The kitchen of this ’70s suburban house in Northern California

Looking north, featuring her favorite daisy motif:

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Kitchen (3)

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Kitchen (2)


Looking south

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Kitchen (1)


Fresh veggies from the garden on the kitchen countertop

Vintage home - 1970s


Family room

Family room with a full wall of bookshelves

Vintage home - 1970s


Living room

The living room, looking west, with the foyer in the background:

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Living room (3)

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Under construction

Front entryway with Christmas cards adorning the walls:

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Living room (4)

Living room, looking east:

Vintage home - 1970s

Close-up of a couple applehead dolls:

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Living room (2)


Dining room

The dining table in the foreground, and a china cabinet in the background.

Vintage home - 1970s


Family memories from the ’70s

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Living room (1)

Vintage home - 1970s


The retro home’s backyard – lawn, patio deck and lots of flowers and trees

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Backyard (1)

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Backyard (2)

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Backyard (4)


More exterior shots of this vintage home in Santa Rosa – Sonoma County, California

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Front yard - exterior (2)

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Front yard - exterior (3)

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Front yard - exterior (4)


This suburban house under construction (1970-1972)

Vintage 1970s house in Santa Rosa California - Front yard - exterior (5)

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