The Hillside Midcentury home was originally built in 1957, and has been recently modified by American firm SHED. Certain elements were restored and some new and modern details were integrated to make the home ideal for a family.
Originally, the two floors of the home were mirrored, and they were left like that. SHED updated the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms to better align with the family’s living patterns. To enlarge the master suite, the architects converted a spare bedroom into a spacious bathroom with tiled walls, and created a separate toilet compartment off the master bath to serve both uses.
The kitchen, dining zone and living room are all united into one open layout though they are smartly separated visually with different furniture pieces. You can see much light-colored wood and plywood used in decor: it’s a characteristic feature of mid-century dwellings, which was added for the style. Dark timber beams traversing the original Douglas fir ceiling are left exposed to create a visual interest.
The bedroom features cool views thanks to a large window, a large comfy bed and the same ceiling as in the open layout. Mid-century modern furnishings finish off the stylish look.