Disney + retro-futuristic decor meet in this time warp of a Dallas home

Does your fridge match your car? Because this house's does.
Does your fridge match your car? Because this house's does. (All photos via Virginia Cook Realtors)

I know when someone reaches out and says, "Megan, you NEED to see this house!" I'm going to be going on a surprise trip to time capsule awesomeness. And sure enough @kraftykmay was awesome enough to share with me this amazing vintage-style piece of time capsule real estate, currently for sale in Dallas, Texas, that has a special Disney twist.

I'll let the real estate listing fill you in on this fascinating retro Disney house…

I'm already in love, and I haven't even gotten inside.
I'm already in love, and I haven't even gotten inside.

Designed and built by the famed Gordon Nichols, the home at 11016 Pinocchio Drive known as the Smith House, is among the best of the Mid-century Modern houses in the highly desirable Disney Streets. The house was one of the featured homes during the highly successful 1954 Parade of Homes which highlighted the latest modern conveniences and building materials.

Its low-slung roof and expansive horizontal feel represent the goal of many builders and architects in the postwar era to offer flexible seamless indoor and outdoor living spaces… The open concept living areas feature vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and cool MCM features such as the Nelson Bubble Lamp in the dining room. The kitchen… is just wow, featuring the original cabinetry, vintage pink appliances and Formica counters. This is the real deal… no cheap builder-grade granite here.

Once you step out to the south lawn that includes the pool area, blink your eyes and you may think you are in Palm Springs… or on the set of Mad Men! …With so many original features and thoughtful touches, the Smith House is a truly special and unique Mid-century Modern home.

Slip on your smoking jacket, turn on the Sinatra and pour yourself a martini…you're home!

Now let's take a look inside…

Look at those amazing windows! Wait, is that a Bob's Big Boy you see outside? Ssshh, we'll get to that later...
This is what you see when you first walk in. Wait, is that a Bob's Big Boy statue outside? Ssshh, we'll get to that later…
This is what you see when you first walk in: A retro-futuristic marvel.
This room gets you prepared for all the retro-futuristic goodness that fills the entire home.
Which leads into this living room with the fireplace that I want to commit my life to.
It leads into this living room with the fireplace that I want to commit my life to.
Even the ceiling fan is in on the retro futurism!
Even the ceiling fan is in on the retro futurism!
Although, I'm pretty sure all of your eyes just went to this amazing dining set.
Although, I'm pretty sure all of your eyes just went to this amazing dining set.
Did you know orange is my favorite color? So you can only imagine the raging home decor boner I have right now.
Did you know orange is my favorite color? So you can only imagine the raging home decor boner I have right now.
But orange is quickly forgotten when you get one look at this vintage kitchen complete with titty pink appliances! (Remember, when we first talked about titty pink?)
But orange is quickly forgotten when you get one look at this vintage kitchen complete with titty pink appliances! (Remember, when we first talked about titty pink?)
WITH POTS TO MATCH!!!
WITH POTS TO MATCH!!!
I'd happily stay "lost in the '50s" in this home.
I'd happily stay "lost in the '50s" in this home.
The only place you get a break for the colorsplotion of this place is the all-white master bedroom. It has a circular motif -- from the headboard, to the matching loveseat, to the freaking round BED.
The only place you get a break for the colorsplotion of this place is the all-white master bedroom. It has a circular motif — from the headboard, to the matching loveseat, to the freaking round BED.
But then the color comes rushing back in the master bath with soothing turquoise. Hi, I see you, adorable vintage radio that matches perfectly.
But then the color comes rushing back in the master bath with soothing turquoise. Hi, I see you, adorable vintage radio that matches perfectly.
Speaking of vintage communication devices... check out the vintage phone collection in the office!
Speaking of vintage communication devices… check out the vintage phone collection in the office!
OF COURSE this house has a toy room, devoted to all things vintage Disney.
OF COURSE this house has a toy room, devoted to all things vintage Disney.
Let's look at one more bathroom with perfect vintage wallpaper and light fixture, before we head out to the pool...
Let's look at one more bathroom with perfect vintage wallpaper and light fixture, before we head out to…
...THE POOL!
…THE POOL! And yes, that is a honest-to-gawd Bob's Big Boy statue, acting as one kitschy life guard.
It even has an outdoor fireplace, which means I'm now in a polyamorous relationship with both the indoor and outdoor fireplaces.
It even has an outdoor fireplace, which means I'm now in a commited polyamorous relationship with both the indoor and outdoor fireplaces.
Look at the concrete designs around the pool! It's so great. I want to dive in and never come out.
Look at the concrete designs around the pool! It's so great. I want to dive in and never come out.

I hope you've enjoyed exploring this home as much much as I enjoyed sharing it with you! If so, what was your favorite part?

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  1. If only houses (yard & all) could be moved to a city near you! I really want the record player that looks like a charcoal grill lurking in the back corner of the office. We have a great collection of vinyl and it would be freakin awesome to rock out with that groovy stereo.

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    • I actually HAVE that record player (it was made by Electrohome in the late 60's – early 70's) but mine is electric blue. The speakers for it are round, too. It belonged to the grandmother of my best friend, and when she moved into a nursing home, I offered up some bucks for it. I'd never sell it.

  2. Pretty groovy. I think I would like the kitchen more though if it had painted cabinets ( like white? Or maybe even titty pink too?? no, white so the titty pink pops)
    I actually worked at a Bob's Big Boy one summer and you would not believe the things people would do to that poor Big Boy statue. That thing was defiled routinely. My manager had to make periodic "used condom checks" on it. I can't look at the statues the same way now.

      • Most of it was routine : write on it, smear ketchup and mayo on it.
        The used condoms were usually in his hand. They were the straw that broke the camels back. I think after I left they had the statue removed. ( This was at the end of the Bob's Big Boy life cycle – at least for that branch. )

  3. With the Disney aspect, it kind of reminds me of Tomorrowland – they've switched to basically this aesthetic now. The master bathroom is probably my favorite part; I'm a fan of turquoise.

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