Friday, April 18, 2008

A Conscientious Remodel.

Here's a question. How do you find a balance between responsible preservation and making a home fit your present needs? This can be a difficult question to answer. Over the weekend I found a great example of the right way to handle this issue. Once again, via Houston Mod;
I came upon another Mid Century beauty. What I really loved about this house was, that it works for modern day families; but it has many of its original details preserved.
Little details, like the original cabinets and knobs; can be found throughout the house. There are also modern details (like the new mosaic back splash), that keep the house from feeling like a museum instead of a house. I will admit that I am just as guilty of tearing out perfectly good features of a home in order to update a look. Now, I would think twice about getting rid of details that give a house flavor and personality. This home has its original terrazzo floors, wood paneling and plumbing fixtures. It really works very well. For more photos, go Here.


Cote de Texas said...

Meyerland? gosh - this house looks SOOOO familiar!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Hey, this wasn't your house was it?