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With a Marimekko Piano, This 1973 Party Pad Obliterates the Competition For World's Grooviest Home

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Introducing Back Issues, a new summer series wherein Curbed raids the blissfully robust archives of House Beautiful, the grande dame of American decorating magazines, and retrieves the best bits of bygone decor. Have an old issue in the attic you'd like to share? Whip out the scanner and please, hit up tipline.


If The Partridge Family were a house, this outstanding orange-and-cobalt apartment, awash in the sunny, eye-bruising decor of the 1970s, would, without a doubt, be it. The interiors—vinyl floors, mirror-topped tables, Native American tchotchkes, "marshmallow-plump foam modules," and all—were featured in the September 1973 House Beautiful. The epitome of contemporary living at the time, the home boasted an informal ("stylishly unpretentious," as the magazine put it) layout, plus high-tech bells and whistles like a built-in Ronson Foodmatic and a recessed RCA Selectavision. And then, of course, there is the piano.

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