If you’re used to thinking that all “modern” homes are sleek, and cool, and minimalist on the inside, then this remodeled Mid-Century Modern might change your mind. The 1,755 square foot home was built in 1975 by the Streng Brothers in the California Contemporary style (Streng began building great modern homes in California since the 1950’s). It was recently given a complete remodel, and is for sale in Carmichael, California, a suburb of Sacremento.
The classic features of Californian Contemporary style are all here – high, low-pitched ceilings, beams, and especially the transom windows. But the owners have added color and detail that you don’t usually see in homes like this.
Even on the outside, there’s an unexpected warmth in this modern home – a little Redwood goes a long way!
Don’t you love open floor plans? The kitchen just flows right into the eating area and living room – nothing formal about these spaces. The smooth texture of the marble tops makes an interesting contrast to the panels of rough stone on the outside wall and fireplace.
In a more private area of the house, this den is another example of how “modern” doesn’t have to mean “impersonal”.
It’s amazing what a simple raised ceiling can do to give life and interest to what might otherwise be just plain old bedrooms.
They did some nice stuff with the baths, too. This one is a standard size and layout, but the full walls of tile, the trench sink, and the contemporary faucets make it something special.
Out back, doors open from the kitchen and living room to a charming covered patio.