This is the story about taming wild architecture. About a design build team that loves looking at how a house was lived in, and how it can be respectfully adapted to live in for another generation.
We stepped into our newest project, a 1970’s modern architectural gem – complete with a three story flagstone fireplace piercing three stories of grand height. It is clear that this unique home was anything but traditional and mainstream when it was built. There is a spacious sunken living room, a not quite so sunken dining room and a generous kitchen. There are second and third floor living areas, a master suite and large bedrooms – all revolving around this large peach centerpiece. There is parquet flooring, popcorn ceilings (who thought that was ever cool), intercoms in every room, a large sunken tub, glass block, and a doorbell that could pass as a church organ.
While the floor plan doesn’t need much adjusting, the aging surfaces all whine to our rehabbing souls. We know that many happy families must have made a home here. We will just get it ready for the next inhabitants. Challenge accepted. Here we go.