With so many great entries to choose from, our designer judges and REMODELING’s editorial staff had a hard time selecting a single winner. The projects were judged on how well they captured the mid-century modern theme, creativity, use of materials, and visual appeal. Below are six honorable mentions, and why the judges liked them, followed by a slideshow of all the entries we received.
Making a Splash
Jimmy Reed, president of Rock Solid Tile, had a tall order to fill when he took on this remodel. The home and outdoor space, which included a water element, was originally designed and built in 1973 by architect A. Quincy Jones Jr., FAIA, who was well-known for mid-century modern style. Reed completely redid the water feature, updating its look while still retaining design elements from the time period.
Cooking With Style
The owners of this 1960s home wanted to keep its mid-century
modern design elements, while updating the space to meet their modern needs. Virtuoso Builders worked within the
existing 10- by 12-foot kitchen space. The stacked brick feature—which has
a fireplace on the living room side—and the terrazzo floors are original. New cabinetry, countertops, and appliances
were installed to bring the kitchen into the 21st century.
This whole-house remodel by designer Art Villarreal of Engage
Construction was inspired by the desire to create a spa-like living experience
that incorporates nature. Double-paned glass windows and foam insulation give
the homeowners privacy, while still allowing sounds of chirping birds to come
through. The combined use of glass, stone, wood, and metal adds dimension to
the Texas home.
Marrying Old and New
The house is originally from the 60s and already had a
mid-century modern theme. HAUS
remodeled the kitchen in 2012, revamping the cabinets, countertops, lighting, and
repairing the existing oak flooring. Furniture and artwork were selected to
enhance the look.
Room With a View
1954 in the Fig Garden area of Fresno, Calif., this home was originally inspired by
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian residences. Valerie Leong of Valerie
Leong Design Studio helped the current owners restore the home after years
of lapsed maintenance by previous owners. Leong focused on repairing the
structure, while preserving its mid-century modern look.
Inside or Outside?
Allen Construction gave this small home a larger feel by bringing the indoor and outdoor spaces together with a new entry, raised ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The sleek mid-century modern style was requested by the homeowner.