Flat Roofs, large windows, giant windows, window walls, private terrace, wooded site, concrete pavers, concrete pads, modern landscaping, screened porch, floor to ceiling windows, brick fireplace, sloping site, twilight photography, architectural photography - Midcentury Modern Renovation - 81st Street - Indianapolis, Christopher Short, Architect, HAUS Architecture Flat Roofs, large windows, giant windows, window walls, private terrace, wooded site, concrete pavers, concrete pads, modern landscaping, screened porch, floor to ceiling windows, brick fireplace, sloping site, twilight photography, architectural photography - Midcentury Modern Renovation - 81st Street - Indianapolis, Christopher Short, Architect, HAUS Architecture Screened Porch, Rainchain, Rain Chains, Weber Grille, Firewood, wooded site, private backyard terrace, concrete steps, steel structure, retro floating fireplace, porch ceiling fans, Midcentury Modern Renovation - 81st Street - Indianapolis, Christopher Short, Architect, HAUS Architecture Flat Roofs, large windows, giant windows, window walls, private moss garden, private terrace, wooded site, concrete pavers, concrete pads, modern landscaping, screened porch, floor to ceiling windows, paper lanterns, Noguchi floor lamp, brick fireplace - Midcentury Modern Renovation - 81st Street - Indianapolis, Christopher Short, Architect, HAUS Architecture Red door, Mid Mod Entry, screenwall, dog run, modern landscaping, river stone, river rock, steel site sculpture, concrete pavers, concrete pads, steel sculpture, flat roofs, roof overhangs - Midcentury Modern Renovation - 81st Street - Indianapolis, Christopher Short, Architect, HAUS Architecture Red door, Mid Mod Entry, screenwall, dog run, modern landscaping, river stone, river rock, steel site sculpture, concrete pavers, concrete pads, steel sculpture, flat roofs, roof overhangs - Midcentury Modern Renovation - 81st Street - Indianapolis, Christopher Short, Architect, HAUS Architecture Mid Mod Entry Wall, Foyer. red entry door, entry skylight, track lighting, Ceramic Art, grey slate entry floor tile, custom artwork, Walnut Cabinetry, red area rug, inside-out entry wall - Midcentury Modern Renovation - 81st Street - Indianapolis, Christopher Short, Architect, HAUS Architecture Mid Mod Entry Wall, Foyer. red entry door, entry skylight, track lighting, Ceramic Art, grey slate entry floor tile, custom artwork, Walnut Cabinetry, red area rug, inside-out entry wall - 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Midcentury Modern Renovation

Williams Creek Area

This Midcentury Modern Renovation located adjacent to Williams Creek and Meridian Hills Neighborhood near 81st/Springmill Road is a hidden gem buried in the woods.  Our MCM-fanatic clients have selected this lucky location to re-create the home of their dreams to their particular custom semi-retro specifications.  It’s gonna be a good one – check back for updates.  Construction is kicking-off this summer (June ’16 to be more specific), with expected completion around spring 2017.

 

Project Info – Midcentury Modern Renovation


Architecture:  HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Interior Architecture:  HAUS with Design Studio Vriesman
Construction:  Wrightworks
Landscape Architecture: A2 Design

Progress – Design Process

The question with many residential renovation projects is, “how far do we want to take this – will it be like a new home? – is it easier and less expensive to just build new? – or is it better to rebuild to our specifications in this desirable location?”.  Check, check, and check – all of these questions and more were discussed during the design stage.  Ultimately, our client had committed to purchasing the property prior to engaging with the design team.  A few big-picture design solutions were discussed focused around the client’s very thoughtful list of prioritized goals.  We didn’t hold back too much in the brainstorming phase, and as per a normal design process, we kept the best ideas addressing priorities and budget, and down-scaled some of the negotiables.

Please check back, as we will plan to share more of the design process, including a few big ideas and concepts.

 

Progress – Midcentury Modern Renovation

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Mid-century Modern Renovation 2 – View from the Woods – New Screened Porch Slab Installed

 

Mid-century Modern Renovation 2
Mid-century Modern Renovation 2 – New Steel Beam Installed in Kitchen-Living Area

 

Mid-century Modern Renovation 2
Mid-century Modern Renovation 2 – New Porch Roof Framed + Window Installations

 

Mid-century Modern Renovation 2
Mid-century Modern Renovation 2 – New Porch Roof Framed + Window Installations

 

Mid-century Modern Renovation 2
Mid-century Modern Renovation 2 – New Porch Roof Framed + Window Installations

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Porch Roof Extension
Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 – Porch Roof Extension

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - view from screened porch
Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 – view from screened porch (Sept 2016)

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Kitchen Area Progress
Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 – Kitchen Area Progress (Sept 2016)

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - February 2017 Exterior
Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 – Exterior Progress (Feb 2017) – screened porch framing and fascias/soffits nearing completion

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Screened Porch View
Screened Porch View (Feb 2017)

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Ceiling Fireplace Collar Detail
Ceiling Fireplace Collar Detail @screened porch (Feb 2017)

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Entry Skylight
Entry Skylight

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Interior Progress (Living Dining Kitchen)
Interior Progress (Living Dining Kitchen) – Feb 2017

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Walnut Veneer Closet Panels - Finishing
Walnut Veneer Closet Panels – Finishing – Feb 2017

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Master Closet Installation
Master Closet Installation – Feb 2017

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Master Vanity Installation
Master Vanity Installation – Feb 2017

Progress – Midcentury Modern Renovation

This Midcentury closet detail below is one of many refined retro-modern features at Midcentury Modern Renovation 2.  Spring has sprung and Owner has moved-into the project even while mostly exterior work continues forward.  Book-matched Walnut veneer is a continuous theme throughout the interior including Entry, Kitchen, Bedrooms, Vanities, and TV/Family Room.

Midcentury Closet Detail
Midcentury Closet Detail – Spring 2017

Hard and soft-scaping continues outside, and we are particularly eager to see final exterior finishes applied.  As one can see, we have maximized exterior windows to capitalize on the scenic panorama.

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Exterior Progress
Exterior Progress – Spring 2017

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Inside Out Entry Wall
Inside Out Entry Wall – Spring 2017

Screenwalls are a predominant theme in Midcentury Architecture, so here we utilized a screenwall to achieve multiple goals in a unique way.  This wall above and below serves multiple purposes:  One, it frames a slightly more formal entry court with material continuing outside to inside, and two, it turns the corner to frame a private outside courtyard accessed via large bedroom openings (maximizing south light + privacy/security).  One move, multiple benefits.

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Inside Out Entry Wall Become Privacy Fence
Inside-Out Entry Wall Become Privacy Fence – Spring 2017

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Private Moss Garden - Christopher Short, Architect, Indianapolis, HAUS Architecture (A2 Design)
Private Moss Garden (late Summer 2017)

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Outside In Entry Wall - Christopher Short, Architect, Indianapolis, HAUS Architecture (A2 Design)
Outside-In Entry Wall (late Summer 2017)

 

Midcentury Modern Renovation 2 - Outside In Entry Wall - Christopher Short, Architect, Indianapolis, HAUS Architecture (A2 Design)
Outside In Entry Wall (late Summer 2017)

Please check back as we will be posting new updates as the project progresses!