New additions and an overall remodeling by Kevin Browne Architecture turned this basic mid-century modern home into a showcase of modern design. New windows bring light in, and open up views of Luckse Sound, off Falmouth, Maine. A fresh, colorful look replaces the bland all-white original.
The Architects added a new entry – it’s a great introduction to the sweeping changes inside the house. The new entry fixes the “walk right into the living room” plan, a design flaw we see in a lot of mid-century modern homes.
Porcelain faux-slate tiles add richness to the new entryway, and echo the bluestone walkway outside.
On the main level, the full volume of the open floor plan is easily seen. “Split-level” homes don’t often get the credit they deserve, in our humble opinion!
The details in the kitchen are clean and simple without being overlay high-style Modern. Most importantly, the emphasis is on the view.
Back outside, a huge two-level deck, following the level change inside, is the best entertaining spot in the house. The cable-rail system is as unobtrusive as possible, helping connect the house to the water beyond.