This renovation is a lovely example of how to apply colour to a mid-century home the right way.
Situated in Littleton, Denver, Colarado, it uses a sparing palette of natural colours to fit the stone walls and tiling. Meanwhile, bolder colours are used sparingly, with a few touches of red throughout: in the lounge chair, the hood of the cooker and the letterbox.
Besides the colouring, its origins are also worthy of note. This mid-century home was the model for Better Homes & Gardens launch of the “Idea Home”. The underlying concept of the “Idea Home” was that the owner could have a significant hand in customising the design.
The idea was very popular at the time, with all the semi-custom homes selling out, and the resultant homes continue to elicit considerable attention from mid-century enthusiasts looking to buy.
Since then, the house has been considerably renovated, this has mostly involved updating plumbing, electricals, and other essential functions now available, such as radiant floor heating.
However, the renovation is clearly apparent in the outward features as well. There is now custom made double pane windows and doors, and a kitchen fitted in smooth, sleek style with all modern conveniences. It’s quite a pleasing renovation.
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Photos by Milehi Modern