Mid Century Modern Exterior – Before & After
Ok, here it is. We’ll admit. It was hideous. This home was originally a little red brick one-story built in 1958. But some really bad remodels had happened over the years. Now, in 1991, it was an abandoned foreclosure. And, we needed a house for our family that did not cost a lot. Thanks for joining our mid century modern exterior post. Follow thread for more on the interior.
Here’s a look at the left side. So much ugliness! And, this was just the beginning.
But, we looked at the big corner lot in Rollingwood, and thought it was beautiful. The work we put in gave us back so much – a lovely home and real estate office, and a place to raise our family. Over the years, we often called this home “the gift that keeps on giving.”
Here’s a more recent view with the new porch, windows, paint, landscaping. We kept the mid century modern design, but added a craftsman style porch.
At that time, we had visited the Cakebread Winery in California, and loved their porch. We love this passage space between indoors and outdoors, and wanted something like this on our home.
The porch is a focal point in the house. We added two doors, from kitchen and breakfast, and some windows that open into the porch space.
Here’s a view of the porch from the inside. The space opens up from the kitchen, so it is a natural place for dinner or parties. It’s sheltering, and private, yet it connects with the neighborhood.
When we bought this house, the backyard was a run down, abandoned space.
Here is is today. The gravel walk winds through plants year round and down to a fun vegetable garden.
Thanks for joining our mid century modern exterior post. This was our home for many years, and we tinkered with it over time. We’re just DIY remodelers. Our real job is helping our buyer clients find the best home, or working with seller clients to get their home sold. Call us if you are a home buyer or seller, and let us share our expertise with you!