Monday, August 26, 2013


It was great fun converting this tame, dark, and closed-off mid-century house into a fab, open-flow, mid-mod revival house!

  Exterior before-

Exterior after a good coat of taupe paint, new bold door, wood slats next to the door, slick lights and address numbers-

Entry area before-

Entry after, sans 80s wallpaper, half-wall and dated light, replaced with a cool retro pendant and industrial guardrail around the stairs.

Kitchen before, in addition to the dated colors and cabinets, there was very little storage and yet still felt quite closed off with a small entry doorway, which we opened up to a large five foot opening off the entry area-

Kitchen after, with white quartz countertops, new hardwood floors to match the existing in the living room, and cool rangehood and backsplash tile-

We maintained the existing brick fireplace in the living room, a great original feature in the house, and just updated with a new open fireplace insert and quartz hearth-

There was no master bath at all in this house, only a small hallway shared bath, so we converted one small bedroom into a master bath and large closet-

This fab property is up for sale in Olympus Cove by Joy Porter, if you are interested, call her at 801.918.0696!

1 comment:

  1. Hello there. LOVE this home and what you've done to it. It's fantastic! We are in the midst of updating our early 1960s rancho style home and are decorating in the mid-century modern style. We too have a brick fireplace that we'd like to update with quartz. Can I ask what color you used here (and brand). We were looking at Pental Quartzite....maybe a Coastal Grey. This lighter color is beautiful too. Thank you.