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My mom in front of the carport (c. 1970)

My mom in front of the carport (c. 1970)

Coming home.

This is a story about a photographer and her chef-husband moving into her childhood home.  This home was built for her parents in 1961.  The house was unfinished when the family moved in.  There was no carpet on the floors.  Some floors had linoleum and the rest were simply painted over the subfloor.  There was no deck.  There was no landscaping.  There was no air-conditioning.  It was my parent’s dream home.

This will hopefully be a love story about remodeling the mid-century modern to make it fit our life-style but not change the feel of the home.  Keeping it Mid Century, so to speak.

We have discovered that there are many, many contractors out there willing to remodel our home.  Not many of them have an understanding of Mid-Century architecture.  I wish I could find one with imagination and a knowledge of Mid-Century.

And so it begins…

An Old family photo in front of the Living room fireplace.

An Old family photo in front of the Living room fireplace.

Several years later, another family photo in front of the fireplace with our foreign exchange student and our dog

Several years later, another family photo in front of the fireplace with our foreign exchange student and our dog

The Living Room was always decorated festively for Christmas

The Living Room was always decorated festively for Christmas

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi! So cool that you are renovating your childhood home! I have enjoyed your posts, and love what you have done! Just wondering about your location… Concluding somewhere in The North from all the snow in the photo? Thanks for naming my blog in your blogroll!

    • The house is located in Northern California in a small town called Placerville (in the heart of gold country.) The town, is located about halfway between Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe. The snow that was in the old picture is highly uncommon, although we are expecting snow tonight, probably only a few inches. I am also very much enjoying your blog. Your house is beautiful.

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