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He Began Collecting at Age 5, Now As an Adult Has a Fully Authentic Period Home

Aaron Whiteside was obsessed with vintage even as a young child, when his great-aunt would take him to thrift stores. In fact, Whiteside has been collecting old things since he was about 5 years old. But, only the finest (and functioning) 1930s artifacts will do. And now the collection has grown into a fully authentic time capsule home from the the 1930s where Whiteside lives surrounded by his collection.

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Whiteside has said he first became entranced with the 1930s as a young child listening to the music of the era. Since then, the collector has surrounded himself with items that reflect a 1930s way of life. Everything from his cabinet gramophone to his vacuum to his stovetop is authentic 1930s.

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The townhome he lives in was built in 1937 in Blackpool, (Lancashire) England, so his items fit perfectly in the home. But, Whiteside has a made a few alterations to the property – like using an old-fashioned clothes washing machine with an attached mangle and taking out the refrigerator entirely in order to make a more realistic 1930s home.

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Whiteside has spent a considerable amount of money making his dream home come true, including buying dead stock German wallpaper and authentic linens, rugs, and furniture. He says he’s not yet found a partner who shares his passions and as such would probably need to live alone even if he met a special someone. Have a look at this gorgeous home in the video from The Daily Mail below.

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