#TBT: Googie-Style Homes Weren't the Wave of the Future, but They're Cool to Look At

July 16, 2015 12:00 PM

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#TBT: Googie-Style Homes Weren't the Wave of the Future, but They're Cool to Look At

Remember " The Jetsons"? The animated '60s show was the epitome of how folks in the past thought our future would appear. That futuristic look, known as Googie, was a design style that emerged after World War II at a time when the United States was obsessed with the Space Age.

Googie was created in Southern California during the late 1940s and was a major force in commercial real estate through the '60s. The bold, aerodynamic style was easy to recognize thanks to its curvaceous and winged V-shaped roofs, starburst accents, and prolific use of glass, steel, and neon.

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