White House Redux





In the Midwest there are three tiers of Mid-Century Modern homes that span the range from those designed by legendary architects, local architects and by contractor/builders. Most of these homes have been neglected at some point over their 50-plus year history, but those of the third tier (the contractor/builder tier) are often the most neglected due to real estate value as derived by location and the fetish commodity of owning a home by a renowned architect.

White House Redux is a member of the third tier - it is a contractor/builder designed home that was undervalued as a former rental wrapped with vinyl siding.  White House Redux was reclaimed through an attention to pattern, layers (both the addition and removal of) and simple detail. No walls were moved and no windows were added - the existing skylights were modified with the addition of light diffusing baffles . A seven color paint scheme was replaced by the purity of a black and white scheme that made use of the already ample natural light.