Mid-century modern houses are cool?
Yes. Yes, they are. And getting cooler all the time.
At least, that's the case where I work and live - between Denver and Boulder, CO.
If you own a mid-century modern home that you don't love, maybe you've dreamed about removing all that 40s or 50s kitsch and 'updating', but haven't gotten around to it yet. Think carefully about what you are planning to do - many, many people love the charm of clerestory windows, wood plank ceilings, rounded doorways, huge windows, groovy knobs and handles, pastel-colored bathrooms, and boomerang countertops.
I understand that some things are just better now, but few of them have the character we've been all-too-quick to give up! I also understand that not everyone feels the same about retro style, as evidenced by this phone I saw at a house I was showing, someone had written on the white board next to it, "Get a new phone", and you can see what someone else thought of that!
Let the fix & flippers remove all the character from the mid-century homes and create cookie-cutter copies of the last hundred houses they renovated. The rest of us have a chance to incorporate mid-mod cool into our design plans, and increase the re-sale value of our homes more than we had imagined.
Below are links to some posts I've written on this subject, followed by one article from Houzz.com (there are many others on the site), and a link to a really fun site where the retro-style lovers like to hang out.
Roots of Style: Midcentury Modern Design from Houzz.com
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