Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hidden Mid-Century Modern Beauty

     There is a small, quiet little neighborhood just off North Street in Fayetteville that is home to a very attractive Mid-Century Modern house. The house was designed by local Fayetteville architect Dale Holland and was built in 1963. It sits on the side of hill over looking the small but charming Lake Lucille. The hill blocks the noise coming from College Avenue, which is only a block away, so that the natural beauty of the area is all that you pay attention to. The house itself displays several characteristics of Mid-Century Modern residential architecture in this part of the country. The living room feature floor to ceiling windows to draw the outside in and the bedrooms all have large windows to allow in light and breezes on a nice days.
The large deck with lake views
This coupled with the wide spread use of natural stone and wood has the effect of blurring the lines between outdoors and in. This blur in enhanced by the expansive deck that surrounds the lakeside of the house providing a comfortable place to relax when you decide to engage the outdoors. A small courtyard, just off the den, creates a natural, meditative space in which the home owners can unwind after a long day of work. All of these features, combined with openness of the floor plan, create what Richard Neutra called a healthy house. The house recently under went a renovation and updating, but the owners tried to preserve the Mid-Century Modern character of the house by simply accenting the stunning existing features of the house, as well as update the utilities and amenities to a modern standard of luxury. All in all, I would have to say that it was a very successful project and now the house will be able to continue sheltering a family in beautiful Modern fashion for years to come.

Living Room with original natural stone wood-burning fireplace and original stone floors.

Den with a view of the rear courtyard

Master bedroom with stone columns and hardwood floors

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