'I couldn't live any other way': Homeowner, 31, who loves the 1930s gives entire house pre-war makeover

Nostalgic Aaron Whiteside steps back in time when he walks through his front door - after giving his entire house a 1930s makeover.

Aaron, 31, has loved the decade since he was a child, so decided to fit his entire house in Blackpool with ‘30s furniture and decor.

His time warp property includes art deco pictures, war time memorabilia and is even heated like a pre-war house with four coal fires.

He bought the house for '80,000 seven years ago - after it had stood empty for nine years - and has worked tirelessly on it ever since.

The wallpaper cost an eye-watering £100-per-roll, as it was rescued from a German time-capsule buried in the 1930s.

Aaron has one of the first electric cookers of its kind, as well as three fireplaces - one bought for £400 and two rescued from a skip, plus art deco works bought on eBay.

Not content with just looking like it’s in the 1930s, the house also runs like a pre-war one would have, heated by four coal fires.

Aaron said: 'I’ve always been interested in the 30s and 40s, and I’ve built a collection. Since I was a little boy and I saw stuff like that I just loved it and had to have it.'


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He told how his first project on the property started before he even owned it, explaining: ‘When its owner died her nephew looked after it from Sweden, but when one of the stained glass windows was put through I just repaired it and kept an eye on the property, so he offered it me cheap when he came to sell.'

He added: 'There’s things like wall masts, art deco pictures, radiograms, those are things I’ve been collecting since I was a child, I’ve travelled all over the country for things I’ve wanted.'

Aaron, who runs Whiteside Windows, is now helping to restore a somewhat more famous property in the resort – Blackpool Tower.

He said: 'I’m redoing where the 12 arches with stained glass, on the front, have been damaged.'


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And he has plans to repaint the front of his home and get started on the garden.

He added: 'I love it here, I couldn’t live any other way. I’d like to think people like the National Trust will be interested one day too.'