The Mid Mod Ranch Project

Built in 1957, our mid century ranch style home in greater Meyerland, Houston was purchased by us in 2003. We want to preserve the craft of good design as the balance of aesthetics and utility that the era of modernism, within which our house was built, so well defines. Join us on our remodeling journey through the wonderful world of mid mod design.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Kitchen and Great room Remodel

Progression in time from before photos through during photos of our current remodel of the kitchen, great room and dining room:
(Click on each photo for a larger view.)

The dining room before:
 The kitchen before:
 Wall demolition during:
 Scary holes in the floor to tie support columns into the house foundation:

 Temporary supports held our house up while Jose constructed the columns:
 So far the only photos of all our brand new stainless steel appliances:

 Demolition mess:
 The support beams are UP:
 Further demolition photos:

 The kitchen space begins to be defined:
 The pony wall between the kitchen and great room:

 Raw rift cut white oak chosen for the custom cabinetry:
 Reclaimed red oak flooring from a local 1957 Montrose house to match all our existing flooring:
 The cabinetry begins to take shape:

The pantry:

The grain on the rift cut white oak is beautiful, even on the raw wood before any polyurethane has been applied: 
The polyurethane has been applied:
Note the richness of the wood that the polyurethane brings out:

New patio door, the new lockset NOT yet installed:

Turquoise subway tile for the kitchen backsplash:

The paint colors are bold!:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Our designer Debbie Gersh found this mid century teak Danish modern breakfront buffet made in Denmark for us at Metro Retro in Houston.


These Mies van der Rohe brno chairs currently live in the kitchen at my mom's 1930s farm house in Louisiana. Love 'em.

Eames lounge and ottoman

Santa brought me this last December!

Study and Guest Room

Above: vintage lounge-- a gift from our friend's mid century home in our neighborhood.
Herman Miller Aeron desk chair:
 We carried the geology theme throughout the study with rock-colored paint and this earth globe fan:
 Polished chrome Emtek doorknobs throughout the house:
 We painted the horse-themed guest room the soothing color of grass:

Once again Jose Valadez and his guys from Painting and Home Remodeling did a great job renovating our study and guest room.  We added all new baseboards and crown molding, with new Emtek polished chrome doorknobs throughout.  Modern fans and recessed lighting completed the project.  With thanks to designer Debbie Gersh of Creativities for heading the project and arranging photos, art and diplomas!


We carried the square theme with the light, doorbell, lockset and mailbox.
Iron storm door custom made by Jose Valadez.

Modern house numbers (blurred for you psycho-stalker types out there).
Our designer Debbie Gersh of Creativities helped us choose landscaping and re-design the entryway with a new Crestview front door custom made in Austin for mid-century homes.