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The Quality of Doing

PHOTO BY MARK MENDEZ

Midcentury Modern homes are always in need of a renovation. No matter the pedigree or the recently completed project, it’s just the nature of owning a home that’s more than 60 or so years old. The modern masters knew it even then when creating these marvels. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe said, “Architecture depends on its time. It is the crystallization of its inner structure, the slow unfolding of its form.”

Thus we as stewards of these homes continue to let them slowly unfold their form. Whether in the sensitive restorations, the careful updates or the humble ways we personalize them for the way we live (and let’s be real, the maintenance), a modernist’s work is never done.

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Midcentury Modern homes are always in need of a renovation.
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WITH A VIEW OF THE ORIGINAL STAIRCASE WINDING OVER
HARDWARE & MORE
Renovations allow you to reinvent your space. Whether you’re starting small or going big, we’ve rounded up all the retro must-haves to refurbish your home.
Don’t be selfish—let the whole neighborhood enjoy your great retro furnishings with these cool outdoor finds.
RENOVATOR’S HANDBOOK
Utilize landscaping, architectural elements and color to create an exterior with serious curb appeal.
See how modern design brought beauty and comfort to this new-build home.
Your guide to a highly personalized patio.
DREAM INSPIRATION
A MARYLAND HOME RECEIVES A FLOOR-TO-CEILING RENEWAL AND PAYS HOMAGE TO TREASURED ARCHITECTURAL ACCENTS.
POTENTIAL BECOMES REALITY IN THE PERSONALITYFILLED HOME OF A VISIONARY SEATTLE FAMILY.
AN EICHLER REMODEL WAS SPLIT INTO TWO CONSTRUCTION PHASES, BEAUTIFULLY COMBINED TWO ERAS— AND TURNED OUT SEAMLESSLY.
THROUGH THE PROCESS OF RENOVATION, THE HOMEOWNERS AND ARCHITECTS WORKED TO PRESERVE THE ORIGINAL FOOTPRINT OF THIS SYMMETRICAL HOME.
NECESSARY UPDATES COMBINE WITH ORIGINAL FEATURES IN THIS ARCHITECTURALLY SIGNIFICANT HOME.
FOCUSED FIXES
THIS MODERN KITCHEN MAXIMIZES BOTH STORAGE SPACE AND AESTHETICS.
ADD AUTHENTIC MID MOD ACCENTS TO YOUR INTERIOR WITH RECREATED WELDTEX AND EICHLER SIDING.
WHETHER YOU’RE REFRESHING THE EXTERIOR OR UPDATING THE INTERIOR, CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLOR FOR YOUR HOME CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
BEFORE YOU BUY, LEARN FROM A MID MOD REAL ESTATE EXPERT ABOUT THE KEY FEATURES TO LOOK FOR IN A MIDCENTURY HOME.