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Mid-Century Modern House

Lawrence, KS

 

Nestled in a wooded, urban lot, this authentic Mid-Century Modern home underwent an extensive renovation to modernize the surfaces and systems while preserving the charm and essence of the original structure.  Constructed in 1957, the 1,260 SF single-owner home had not been updated in its 60-year lifespan and was in serious disrepair. Purchased sight-unseen as the personal home for an architect with a significant Danish Modern collection, the painstaking restoration included total replacement of the roofs, carport, and HVAC system, partial replacement and repair of the siding, and tuckpointing the brick fireplace and exterior wall. Period-specific interior surfaces were preserved and refinished, where possible, or respectfully and beautifully upgraded where not. The kitchen, previously hidden behind a partition wall, was opened to the living spaces and nature beyond. Honored by the local preservation society, the home now serves as a defining structure for Mid-Century Modern architecture in its region.

Project Details

Type

Single-Family Residential

Size

1,250 sf

Year

2021

Status

Complete

Existing Views of the home

Existing Home
Existing view to the kitchen