This 1957 Casa Manana mobile home is an excellent piece of history! The Henslee Company, out of Arlington, Texas built this 36′ long and 8′ wide mobile home.
Research shows that the Henslee Company began building mobile homes around 1954. Atlas Mobile Home Directory states in 1955 a 27′ Casa Mobile Home sold for $2395.00. The 33′ was $2995.00, and the 36′ was a cool $3195.00.
Pink Kitchen in 1957 Casa Manana Mobile Home
This Casa Manana is as solid as it was the day it was built 60 years ago. Mobile homes of the era were built with real wood; no particle board found here!
This 1957 Casa Manana mobile home has only had two owners and was kept untouched and in storage for about 50 years.
Like most vintage mobile homes, the Casa needed a few updates and upgrades. After careful planning and consideration, a restoration was done to enhance the look of the trailer while giving it a few modern updates. For example, the electric and plumbing systems were upgraded with new lines, water heater, and toilets but the original porcelain sinks, bathtub, and faucets remain original.
The owners were careful to install the new modern appliances (microwave, stove, and refrigerator) in the original pink finish. New floor tile that matches the original backsplash and new Birchwood ceiling and wall skins were installed, too.
The beautiful birch interior is always a favorite with vintage trailer fans.
One lucky vintage fan will soon be the new owner of this 1957 Casa Manana mobile home. Unfortunately, the current owner must sell this gem due to health reasons and has recently reduced the asking price.
Feel free to leave a comment below if you are interested in more details, and I’ll have the owner contact you.
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