World’s Fair 1964: House of Good Taste


We always seem to be househunting. And our taste, needs and wants vary wildly from day to day. Some days, we want to buy giant Victorian villas in run down areas; other days we want Mid Century bungalows… If only there were more houses like this about in our little town:

The World's Fair 1964 - House of Good Taste
The World's Fair 1964 - House of Good Taste

If you visit here, you can download a pdf copy of the programme for the fair. It’s pretty amazing. Here’s an extract:

“Contemporary House:

Sliding-glass walls and a living room skulight make this a house of light and space. Furnishings are both antique and contemporary, there is a separate family room, and in the garage are a Finnish steam room and dressing room. Most of the rooms open onto sundecks, and the grounds have no fewer than three pools, as well as a summer house.” (

I want a sundeck and a summer house. I wouldn’t say no to a Finnish team room, but it’s not a necessity.


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