The mid century look in home design is hotter than ever. We know this because, a few weeks ago, we almost blew up our servers when we ran this home at 11610 Pinocchio:
Like an artist, Cardoza worked on that canvas, first filling it with reproductions and later original midcentury furniture (his favorite stores are Design District shops Sputnik Modern and Collage Classics). He has painted and arranged, created and perfected. Now, it is a masterpiece of atomic era styling with four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, and 2,240 square feet. significant design movement covered everything from furniture and graphic design to urban development and of course architecture.
On the other side of town from the Disney Streets, Cliff May homes in Casa View are selling for over asking.
From roughly 1933 to 1965, Americans embraced the new, hip, clean-lined style known as mid century. Discerning buyers continued to seek out these homes after the look peaked, but not since the inception of the style have we seen such universal appreciation for midcentury modern homes.
Our Saturday Seven Hundred is a Midway Hollow midcentury modern at 3923 Weeburn Drive that’s been given a stunning makeover. Get ready:
The 2,727-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was remodeled by Mark Fuller of Intense Properties. He enhanced the midcentury look while updating the kitchen and bathrooms to a modern family’s standards.
“Mark has a passion for mid-century design and carried that through this house beautifully,” says listing agent Kathleen Sekula, with Ebby Halliday.
Fuller popped the roof (thank you!) to increase ceiling height, added clerestory windows, and placed skylights strategically to help increase the natural light.
The front room was an addition, and the brick was kept as an homage to the original exterior of the home. Fuller opened up the main living area, gave a museum finish to the walls, and a concrete coat to the fireplace, adding a modern edge to the midcentury style.
“The flat panel kitchen cabinets and square profile base boards are not often seen, but are true to a mid-mod style,” Sekula said.
Quartz countertops were added, along with Bosch appliances and Jonathan Adler Havana pendants over the kitchen counter, to ramp up the vibe.
“The current owners purchased the home remodeled, but have added some fun touches like the wallpaper in the dining room from Graham and Brown,” Sekula said.
There’s another cool Adler Havana light fixture over the dining room table, and a great charcoal grass cloth wall in the master bedroom.
The details are truly special, honoring the home’s origins without going overboard into the look of a movie set, as we often see. While that can be fun, it’s not necessarily a practical way for a family to live.
“The house is a great blend of old and new and fits beautifully into the neighborhood.” Sekula said. “It’s refreshing because it’s not the sort of home you see every day, and it has real personality.”
Indeed, personality plus if you ask us and all for a very reasonable $749,999.
There’s an open house on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and if you’re in the neighborhood for our School + House from 10:30 a.m- 12:00 p.m. tomorrow you can cruise by and peek in the windows.