This bold and beautiful labor of love is finally ready to make its debut and we couldn't be more proud. Nestled in a quaint HB neighborhood, this Midcentury gem had every original fixture when we arrived. Following the passing of his mother, our amazing client came back to his childhood home - yellow linoleum intact - to transform the space into the midcentury gem he knew it could be. Fast forward 2 years, and a pandemic later, and the end result is as beautiful as we pictured. Take a look!
the EXTERIOR + ENTRY
Rather than stay within the traditional moody midcentury hues, our client wanted a bold and bright pop of blue to flow through the home and we started front and center. Painting the new exterior in a cool gray made this modern cerulean door pop! Paired beautifully with the sconce and door hardware from the original house, this entry is the perfect depiction of old meeting new.
Inside the home, our goal was comfort and longevity. Poured concrete floors, light yet warm walls and rustic walnut throughout. This wow moment is one amazing welcome!
the GREAT ROOM
Originally used as a formal living room, this space opens to the front and side yard in true midcentury architectural fashion. Previously backed up against the kitchen's range wall, we opened this great room up to create a proper hub for entertaining. With easy access to outside and the kitchen, we made this area our dining room and grew this space into a dinner party dream.
Moved mostly by the client's travels and family connection, each design decision is so obviously unique to the homeowner. A traditional rug brings us beautifully melded colors to pull from and our bar was an original piece of his mother's. Refinishing the heirloom brought back its charm and this piece fit perfectly back into the space. Simple lighting encourages us to focus on the striking ceiling work and the natural woods of this table, the island, and the simple floating kitchen shelving.
KCID INSIDER: We never once considered eliminating the beams or the fireplace, a true testament to this home's midcentury heritage. With original pieces from our client's mother, this time machine has been rejuvenated to its best self.
the LOUNGE + LIBRARY
What was previously a walk-through and catch all, is now a special moment of relaxation and homage. We took these chairs, originally covered in a floral motif and reimagined them in this navy velvet. With a fresh coat of paint and some special pieces of art, the fireplace adds beautiful height that draws your eyes upward. The walk-through to the left of the fireplace has been walled in, providing the proper privacy for this space and a built-in desk for working from home.
The library used to act as a hallway to the back of the home. After making that space so much more private, this passthrough deserved more attention. With a deep built-in bench, bold ochre cushions, wallpaper reminiscent of the 60's, and dark walnut stained shelving, this room became a beautiful moment to grab a whisky and a novel.
the PRIMARY SUITE
This bedroom and en-suite were especially important for the client because this home had such deep meaning to his parents and childhood. When we took on this suite, we wanted to maintain clean lines and neutral tones for a moody and masculine space. In the bathroom, we filled in the roman tub and introduced a midcentury tile that acts as the only floor change in the house. Reeded vanity cabinets and a compact wet room makes this bathroom chic and oh-so timeless.
We wouldn't trade this experience for the world and are so pleased that our client has this place to call home for the second time.