Corbett House Kitchen Auction June 13, 2012 Bidding Starts

ChuckLohreCorbett House Kitchen Reuse

The famous Corbett House kitchen by John deKoven Hill will be auctioned to benefit the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati

June 16, 2012 preview at Everything But The House, 10 to 3 on Saturday. June 17, 2012 bidding closes at 4 p.m.  June 11, 2012 bidding starts, URL available to see on line, June 20, 2012 pick up.

In 2010 we salvaged the entire Corbett House kitchen for a planned LEED home project. It was designed by John deKoven Hill. The 2501 Grandin Road house was House Beautiful’s 1960 Pace Setter and is considered the culmination of Frank Lloyd Wright and John deKoven Hill’s collaborative designs. View slide show of the exterior of the home. We aren’t going forward with that project so we are offering the kitchen for auction to benefit the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati. Read more about the kitchen at the CITYBEAT article by Steven Rosen, “Saving a Modernist Cincinnati Kitchen.”

RENNOVATION NATION article, “Saving the 1960 all Formica kitchen from the Corbett House.”

The entire kitchen by John deKoven Hill was saved except for a refrigerator and two dishwashers that were not original. Here’s a slide show of the kitchen removal day. All of the advanced NuTone appliances are included. The final date for the auction to end hasn’t been set. Image is from the Formica advertisement in the Feb. 1960 issue of HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, “A Formica Wishing Kitchen for pacesetters with ‘high hopes.’ When expense is no object and new ideas for ‘Pacesetter’ kitchens abound – nobody, but nobody can think of a more luxurious colorful carefree surfacing than Formica laminated plastic….” View slide show of that issue’s Corbett kitchen pages.  Contact us for more information 513-260-9025.

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