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Mid-Century Modern home remodel
Mid-Century Modern home remodel
John Webb Construction and Design
Here is an architecturally built house from the early 1970's which was brought into the new century during this complete home remodel by adding a garage space, new windows triple pane tilt and turn windows, cedar double front doors, clear cedar siding with clear cedar natural siding accents, clear cedar garage doors, galvanized over sized gutters with chain style downspouts, standing seam metal roof, re-purposed arbor/pergola, professionally landscaped yard, and stained concrete driveway, walkways, and steps.
Hornstein Residence
Hornstein Residence
Design Platform
Fully renovated 1969 ranch. New exterior color scheme, and custom designed and built front door made from Mahogany and Maple. All photography by: www.davidlauerphotography.com
Mid Century Modern Property
Mid Century Modern Property
Peninsula Building Materials
Ammirato Construction's use of K2's Pacific Ashlar thin veneer, is beautifully displayed on many of the walls of this property.
Modern Porch
Modern Porch
place architecture:design
The shape of the angled porch-roof, sets the tone for a truly modern entryway. This protective covering makes a dramatic statement, as it hovers over the front door. The blue-stone terrace conveys even more interest, as it gradually moves upward, morphing into steps, until it reaches the porch. Porch Detail The multicolored tan stone, used for the risers and retaining walls, is proportionally carried around the base of the house. Horizontal sustainable-fiber cement board replaces the original vertical wood siding, and widens the appearance of the facade. The color scheme — blue-grey siding, cherry-wood door and roof underside, and varied shades of tan and blue stone — is complimented by the crisp-contrasting black accents of the thin-round metal columns, railing, window sashes, and the roof fascia board and gutters. This project is a stunning example of an exterior, that is both asymmetrical and symmetrical. Prior to the renovation, the house had a bland 1970s exterior. Now, it is interesting, unique, and inviting. Photography Credit: Tom Holdsworth Photography Contractor: Owings Brothers Contracting
Quince Reverse Shed Eichler
Quince Reverse Shed Eichler
Guy Ayers, Architect
Reverse Shed Eichler This project is part tear-down, part remodel. The original L-shaped plan allowed the living/ dining/ kitchen wing to be completely re-built while retaining the shell of the bedroom wing virtually intact. The rebuilt entertainment wing was enlarged 50% and covered with a low-slope reverse-shed roof sloping from eleven to thirteen feet. The shed roof floats on a continuous glass clerestory with eight foot transom. Cantilevered steel frames support wood roof beams with eaves of up to ten feet. An interior glass clerestory separates the kitchen and livingroom for sound control. A wall-to-wall skylight illuminates the north wall of the kitchen/family room. New additions at the back of the house add several “sliding” wall planes, where interior walls continue past full-height windows to the exterior, complimenting the typical Eichler indoor-outdoor ceiling and floor planes. The existing bedroom wing has been re-configured on the interior, changing three small bedrooms into two larger ones, and adding a guest suite in part of the original garage. A previous den addition provided the perfect spot for a large master ensuite bath and walk-in closet. Natural materials predominate, with fir ceilings, limestone veneer fireplace walls, anigre veneer cabinets, fir sliding windows and interior doors, bamboo floors, and concrete patios and walks. Landscape design by Bernard Trainor: www.bernardtrainor.com (see “Concrete Jungle” in April 2014 edition of Dwell magazine). Microsoft Media Center installation of the Year, 2008: www.cybermanor.com/ultimate_install.html (automated shades, radiant heating system, and lights, as well as security & sound).
Van Dyke MidCentury Modern Addition and Renovation
Van Dyke MidCentury Modern Addition and Renovation
Alair Homes Plano
This one story home was transformed into a mid-century modern masterpiece with the addition of a second floor. Its expansive wrap around deck showcases the view of White Rock Lake and the Dallas Skyline and giving this growing family the space it needed to stay in their beloved home. We renovated the downstairs with modifications to the kitchen, pantry, and laundry space, we added a home office and upstairs, a large loft space is flanked by a powder room, playroom, 2 bedrooms and a jack and jill bath. Architecture by h design| Interior Design by Hatfield Builders & Remodelers| Photography by Versatile Imaging
Mid-century Remodel
Mid-century Remodel
Golden Visions Design
The beautiful redwood front porch with a lighted hidden trim detail on the step provide a welcoming entryway to the home. Golden Visions Design Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Stanley
Stanley
Whitefish Architecture
This garage addition and rehabilitation of a mid century modern home expands and enhances the original while respecting the scale and low, linear feel. All exterior finishes are updated with the exception of the stone. A new entrance creates layers of screening to invite inquiry as well as create privacy and a sense of place. The garage is downplayed with dark materials to allow it to recede relative to the main house, which is deliberately brighter, warmer, and varied to remain the visual focus. Lead Designer - Alex Jenkins Designer - Valerie Wright Photography - Steve Edgar
Total Home Rehabilitation of a Joseph Eichler Home, Denver, CO
Total Home Rehabilitation of a Joseph Eichler Home, Denver, CO
Kathryn Elizabeth Interior Design
My client had the idea of adding this beautiful, redwood fence along the inside courtyard and side yard. It really popped against the new grey paint tones. We added a new, glass garage door and address wall to complete the look. Photo by Adrian Kinney
Cohen Residence
Cohen Residence
Abramson Architects
The home is motivated by Mid-Century style, but also expresses a sense of California-cool. Photo: Jim Bartsch
Somerset Renovation
Somerset Renovation
Balodemas Architects
Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography
Lake Forest Park Renovation
Lake Forest Park Renovation
FINNE Architects
The Lake Forest Park Renovation is a top-to-bottom renovation of a 50's Northwest Contemporary house located 25 miles north of Seattle. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider
The Boat House
The Boat House
AR Design Studio Ltd
Photographers: Richard Seymour and Mike Ford
Swanky Modern Retreat
Swanky Modern Retreat
Erik Gilmer
This awesome mid century modern home has been meticulously updated with an eye for style! This swell pad is nestled on a flat, almost 1/2 ac. lot in Crest Canyon - enjoy the trails, lagoon, the races, bike to the beach colony & village -- Secluded, yet close to it all! This is not your every day property - it has a great energy and the open floorplan invites you to just enjoy life, family & friends.
New England Ranch Remodel
New England Ranch Remodel
Flavin Architects
This classic mid-century house in Andover, MA was designed in 1952 by William Hajjar. Hajjar graduated from MIT in 1942, exactly 40 years before Colin Flavin enrolled there. Flavin Architects’ designed a second floor to this classic single story ranch that includes a master bedroom suite and study. The color scheme is a striking contrast of charcoal siding with white painted concrete masonry units. North facing walls have few windows, and the home features generous windows facing south. Photo by: Nat Rea Photography
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