Make Your Modern | Home Story 05

Nature Wrapped Mid-Century | Sue and Sean were looking for a non-traditional home tucked into nature when they found this Mid-Century Modern home (circa 1973). The dramatic central fireplace and views of woods and mountains tugged at their heart. Architect Les McCormick helped them imagine and realize the modernized home it is today.

Everything was taken down to the studs. After replacing all the systems, they layered in mid-century and modern detailing throughout. The master suite was opened up with natural light coming in through a composition of square windows. A double-sided fireplace visible from both bedroom and bath was added as uniquely luxurious touch. Sean, a chef by trade, created a spacious kitchen with a giant island for parties, and a cozy, built-in banquet for more intimate gatherings. Expansive windows, large doors, and a wrap-around deck helped to increase the livable area of the home and connect with the wooded surroundings.

This distinctive renovation brings together nature and modernism with a dusting of sparkle.

2 responses to “Make Your Modern | Home Story 05

  1. South of Asheville about 1.5 hours, my husband, David, and I own a mid-century modern home designed by #alfredbrowningparker. It is about 11,000 square feet and was completed in 1964. The home is undergoing complete renovation and has been taken back to the studs as well. I find this renovation very interesting and congratulate the owners, Sue and Sean. We are consulting with Randolph Henning, the architect who wrote the book “The Architecture of Alfred Browning Parker, Miami’s Maverick Modernist” on the renovation.

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