Dexter Way Mid-Century Modern

Located on a horseshoe of a street where there are about a dozen brick mid century modern ranch homes, this house was a time capsule from 1960.  We purchased this home from a 90 year old woman who had lived there since it was built.  Carpeted floors and baseboard, pink bathroom fixtures, original appliances, paneling, and mid mod light fixtures were all still intact.  What appealed to us the most was the open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, as well as the large glass openings to a covered patio and large back yard.  Unlike Krisana Park homes, the house had a full finished basement level!  Upon our initial investigation, we discovered nearly perfect oak floors beneath the carpeting, drywall behind paneling, and most importantly the plumbing, electrical, and roof had been recently updated.  As you can see, however, the home was clearly in need of some improvements.  The design that we developed called for over 2500 SF of living space, with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.  The existing curb appeal was lacking (the front of the home looked like the back of the house), so we enhanced the exterior, by replacing windows and doors with larger ones, painted the brick, added some cedar siding details, and re-landscaped the front.  We had so much fun with this tremendous transformation!

If you would like to follow the design and build process, check out the blog post links further down this page.

Photographer:  Michael de Leon

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Facade Changes
The Kitchen
Dexter Under Construction
Dexter Exterior Update Studies