Home Tours: Mid Century Modern Home Tour

Ready to be amazed!?!  You’re going to love this Dreamy Dwelling: Mid Century Modern Home Tour.  A few months ago, I introduced you to a precious family in the process of adopting from Ethiopia!  They are some of our best friends and I’m so excited that Sarah has sweetly invited us to tour her gorgeous home!

This beautiful 1956 rancher home has tons of mid-century ‘modernized’ charm.

Sarah had her brick exterior painted, the perfect shade of gray, and with guidance from her brother-in-law, a landscape architect, her home has beautiful landscape and curb appeal.   I love her modern door with a vertical row of circular Capiz.

One of her home’s first updates was replacing all of the windows.  Some of the windows were lengthened by removing bricks and opening up the space, a perfect solution to allow more natural light to sweep through their home.

Sarah softened the modern lines of their exterior with great pops of color and over-sized potted plants.

This home has a great casual layout, complete with 2 living rooms.  This is her family room.  She uses IKEA’s popular EXPEDIT shelving unit to organize her children’s toys.  And the sectional is also from IKEA, the Ektorp couch fits the shape of the room perfectly.

The wood desk in the back of the room was a re-purposed dining table, a handmade gift from her brother-in-law.  The curtains are re-purposed dropcloths, the perfect solution to her tall, wall to wall windows.

The ottomans were an inexpensive find at Target and I love that they are multi-functional: tabletop, foot rest, storage, and extra seating.

Okay, I know I should have warned you before you saw this picture to take a deep breath first!  Gorgeous, right!  You wouldn’t even believe it if you saw the before pictures.  This was once a closed in kitchen, dreary with dark cabinetry, grimy appliances, and appalling tile countertops!  The built-in past the dining room table was original.  It was given a modern feel when painted white.

The new kitchen boasts gorgeous honed Carrera marble counters and over-sized island.

Complimenting the Carrera marble and stainless KitchenAid appliances with gas range is s white subway tile backsplash with dark gray grout.  Love it!

The bright, modern kitchen is contrasted with Antique Brown hardwood floors.  Sarah’s floors were the inspiration for my hardwood floors when we first moved into our rancher.

These pictures hardly show how large this dining room is.  Sarah found the perfect solution for this over-sized space:  A Restoration Hardware Farmhouse Salvaged Wood table…with two 15 ” extension leaves.  I’m loving those hydrangeas!

Her second living room opens up to her huge treed backyard with wall to wall windows.

Sarah home schools her three sweet kids and I’ve always envied this bonus space off her laundry room.  It’s perfect for crafting and schooling.

Sarah’s master bedroom shows much larger than its actual square footage with her selection of minimal, modern furniture.

Are you recognizing those drapes!?!?  I’m telling you great minds think alike!

Her bathroom remodel absolutely blows me away!  Chiseling away every bit of the 4-6 inches deep concrete holding the tile waist up throughout the bathroom and all the way up to the ceiling in the previous shower area was so much work.  Hauling the tile away was equally labor intensive!  Sarah’s husband did all the demo work and then together they designed a magazine-perfect master bath.

Sarah’s little girl’s bedroom, aka, one of Little B’s bestest friends bedroom is darling!  Sarah is a master of storage solutions and in both of her children’s bedrooms she re-purposed a portion of their closets to be used as a desk and extra storage space.

Her boys’ room is so large…perfect for legos, car playing, and sword fights.  Sarah and I both have different variations of Pier 1 Kids bunk beds.  Neither of us can believe they closed all of their stores!

The second bathroom is also work of art.  I love the industrial lighting complimented with Quatrefoil framed mirrors above the pedestal sinks.  And I totally appreciate once again Sarah’s purposeful design in adding additional storage between the sinks.

Sarah’s music room gets lots of use.  If you have guitars, a piano. and several drum sets, you know real well that it’s GREAT to have this designated space for instrument storage and usage!

Her backyard is huge and at one time, housed a trampoline, playscape, and zip line…and there was still tons of room to run around and play.  I love their private lot with huge windows overlooking this lush yard.

The shade from these mature trees are a huge treat here in Texas.

The addition of this grass lined patio gets a lot of use for both family dinners in the evenings and as they host fun parties throughout the year!  Awesome weekend project, right!

Thanks so much Sarah for sharing your home with us!!!  Amazing, don’t you think!  Which room is your favorite!?!?  Sarah’s home recently sold, with help from friend and awesome realtor, Jeff Anderson.   They’re back to work, completely remodeling another new old home with tons of potential!

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  1. Beautiful home! Love how she pulls it all together! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow! That is a gorgeous home! I loved everything about it- start to finish;) I wish them well with the adoption… what wonderful people!

    Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

  3. What a gorgeous home! That dining room table is amazing, and every room looks so cozy and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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