This mid century modern resurrection of Norman Fletcher‘s 1948 house warms my heart. There is a large great boned mid century house going up for sale in our area and I am nervous that it might fall prey to the tear down crew. The new owners and architect Tim Techler literally raised the dead and the house is stunning once again. In this series of pictures you will see how the house is now, where it was and some of the construction pictures. You can see that the house had some bad modifications, mostly due to the failing radiant heat system. I am impressed that the people who bought the house in that condition had such a great vision of what it may become.
“The radiant floors had failed. The previous owners had covered the floors in cork and carpet to stay warm. Various types of radiators had been installed over time. The living room windows had been replaced with stock sliding doors and casements. You can see how “chunky” the posts and framing between the windows had become in the process. The dining room had large commercial ducts for supplemental heat and AC. The kitchen had been installed in the early 60’s. It was enclosed, rather dark except for the original skylights, and visually cut off from the rear yard. The “bridge” was glass on one side and a storage unit on the other.”
House in pre-renovation