I've always referred to myself as The Queen of the Mid Century Homes. Oh, not in that "Cool Swanky Mid Mod" way, I'm not cool enough to play in that playground but I did grow up in an established neighborhood in south San Diego filled with Mid Century Ramblers. In fact, almost every home I have ever lived in was built in 1958 including my current home so I guess that makes me an expert.
Here is a before and after photo of what my dining room looked like before we purchased our home. It took a lot of vision, that's for sure but it's my favorite spot in the mornings. True the my design philosophy to fill your home with items that you love, our Duncan Phyfe dining room set belonged to our grandmother. Many a dinner party was hosted on this table and it has the scars to prove it. It's one of the pieces that tells our story in our home.
Mid century homes are getting snatched up left and right around here especially the Eichler-esque homes with the post and beam construction, open floor plans, angled flat roofs and atrium entrances. I'm so grateful that people are beginning to have an appreciation for these homes. Even the ones that were built as track homes can be updated, modernized and on point in the right hands. Here are some of my fave mid century ranch homes projects, I've had the pleasure to work on. They don't have to be minimal and modern, they can be warm and layered and perfect for today's families.
I've always been a fan of the single level rambler or ranch style home. I love the way it feels sprawling and for me, no stairs is a major benefit.
This is a kitchen that I recently updated in a mid century rambler. If you need help updating your mid century gem, click on the Contact Me tab to set up your consultation.