A delicious midcentury home from reader Michael in Worthington, Ohio. I particularly like the kitchen – with its traditionally styled cabinetry.
Reminder to new readers: This blog welcomes Capes, Colonials, split levels, bungalows – and yes, contemporaries – built in the postwar era. There were lots of design influences, it’s not all “modern modern modern” here — we love and appreciate them all! Thank you, Michael, your house seems to be two for two in terms of loving owners!
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Attached are pics of our Crane bathrooms that wrote about earlier today. Other than the lights, the only thing not original to both baths is the 12×12 floor tile in the master bath. I wish it still had the original because this stuff is ugly, but it was gone when we bought the house. The kitchen still has the original vinyl from 1962…and it’s in pretty good condition. I could ramble on and on, but i’ll get to the pictures and their descriptions.
Included is a picture of our new dining room light. We tried to use new materials that were MCM appropriate. This one if from Home Depot and was quite inexpensive but has a kind of ‘space age’ feel to it. Also in the bathrooms are new light fixtures. The lights in the green bathroom are from Ikea and the master bathroom lights (the ones with brown lines) are from Lowes. I especially thought these were appropriate. (the original lights were gone when we bought the house)
I couldn’t help but include a picture of our freestanding three sided fireplace…it’s what originally attracted us to the house. It’s great to sit and watch the fire in the living room or kitchen or dining room or den.
The house originally had aluminum shutters that we didn’t like. We hung the clay pots (show in the pic) recently. I got the idea from a MCM house in my home town. Once the flowers really take off, they should droop and hang down nicely to fill in the blank space. Aren’t the originally awning windows a hoot?
I doubt I’ll ever come across a house just like ours as it was custom designed by an architect for the original owners. We are proud to have purchased it from the original owners in November 2006. We are however in a completed 50’s and 60’s neighborhood that does have some repeating or plans with finish changes to mask the repetition. …
I’m an interior designer and I love how MCM homes can go retro or modern or a mix and always look so fantastic.
I can’t tell you how much I love your website! It’s so much fun. Every day I read CNN.com USAtoday.com and retrorenovation.com…all the news that gets my day off to a good start!
If anyone is interested, I have tons more pics and we actually have the original blueprints!