Watch the transformation of an MCR - our mid-century ranch

Watch the transformation of an MCR - our mid-century ranch
Built in 1957 as the model home for the development. 1796 sqft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Couple of Thoughts and a Photo

The waiting game continues. I have learned that people who are interested in mid century architecture are an incredibly exacting and particular bunch. They don’t truck much with any deviations from how things were done exactly when your house was built. K and I like to take what is ‘good’ not necessarily what is accurate and work with that. If we decide to swap out the electric range for a gas one we are going to do that regardless of whether such a move is historically accurate.

Most of the original tile will be left untouched. I am not sure what we are going to do about the ‘mud’ tile in the entranceway that has the unfortunate luck of being original tile work that actually resembles linoleum. But it is a choice spot to do something dramatic and fun, as the tile pad is only 10 square feet or so. I’ll definitely put up some photos once I get the chance so you can see what I mean.

I have been playing around with ideas for the house numbers in my head and basically this is what I like the best. I don’t know how challenging [read: expensive] putting lighting in would be. We would like to eventually put in outdoor lighting to illuminate the house. Again that is something I have little to no experience with. This whole process is going to be a learning event and I hope I am up to the task.

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