This modern renovation by Thomas Winwood Architecture was based off the already mid century “flavored” two story 70’s structure. What they were able to accomplish is stunning. Everything was updated but done in a minimal approach as to not have it look to remodeled or updated. The interiors are furnished nicely so kudos to the owners, they have great taste. The stair way is very impressive, the large slab treads are a thing of beauty.
This remastered mid century home by Montalba Architects is dare I say “how I would do it”. Constructed in 1967 by Mortimer J. Matthews the house already had some fantastic architectural elements that made for a perfect expansion. If you take the time to click over to the Montalba Architects website and read about this project I bet it will make you as happy as I was reading it. You get the idea that there was some meticulous planning evolved with this mid century renovation and expansion. The roof line, is amazing and has to be my favorite part of this house. You get a wonderful cross feeling of old and new, stunning.
The Vanguard Way project by Joshua Rice design is a wonderful example of a minimal color pallet. The walls, materials and other pieces are utilizing a nice black-white ratio while the art found through out the house ads the needed piece of color. The wood pieces, mostly the cabinets ad a nice amount of warmth into the place. I like the texture on the polished concrete floors, it ads a dimensionality to the surface of the floor. If you haven’t seen the work of Joshua Rice I suggest you take a moment and look through his projects.
David Hicks has a talented eye for color, texture and depth. Color and texture are self explanatory but depth in my mind is a different animal. For me depth is the layering of color and texture creating a multi level experience. As I pan across one of these rooms my eye keeps finding more and more to look at. Wether its the texture in the marble or the artwork on the walls it all work wonderfully. The kitchen in picture 4, AMAZING!
This modern kitchen renovation by WORKSTEAD is not just a kitchen renovation but those cabinets! I have featured WORKSTEAD before but this project must be newer. Make sure to take a look through their portfolio as they have some amazing cabinet designs and these are no exception. If someone described this kitchen to me I may not be so keen on it but to look at it is another thing. The colors and design is warm, modern and unique.
This mid century revival near Stoke Poges is a beautiful example of iconic mid century architecture. Unfortunately the architect is unknown, The house was originally designed for a pharmaceuticals executive and his American wife, the house was designed to replicate a home that they owned in Malibu, California, which is the last image or sketch. The impressive beams run all the way through the house, almost like a rib webwork. I like the low slung flat roofed house with its minimal approach.