Saturday, July 21, 2018

Live your Midcentury Modern dream in this groovy home

This post was originally posted on on July 20, 2018.

Mad about Midcentury Modern homes? You aren’t alone. These homes, typically built in the 1950s through 1970s, offer a simple and functional design, open spaces that let the outside in and a ton of style. Think the “I Love Lucy” kitchen, “The Brady Brunch” family room, the “Mad Men” series and “The Big Lebowski.”

What is Midcentury Modern?

So what makes a home MCM? According to Mike and Rhonda Gibbons, Savvy + Co. Real Estate agents and Midcentury Modern home owners and enthusiasts, there are a few key features to look for.

Asymetrical or shallow pitch rooflines and angular archetecural details
Bi-level and/or open living spaces
Big windows that bring the outdoors and nature inside
Fun and whimsical elements like offset brickwork and flower power breeze blocks
Groovy bright colors
Simplicity of design

While a Midcentury Modern home doesn’t need to have all these attributes, anyone can add a splash of MCM to any home with the right paint colors, furnishings and landscaping. Just ask Mike and Rhonda! They say Midcentury Modern is a lifestyle bringing together unique architecture, original art and furniture.

Could this Midcentury Modern home be for you?

Want to live the dream in a circa 1960 Midcentury Modern beauty? This ranch located at 1300 Lynbrook Drive has been expertly updated from floor to ceiling. See it for yourself during a public Open House this Saturday, July 21 from 1-3 p.m.

The original footprint and design elements of this home were kept in tact and blended with modern features including a stunning master suite. You’ll love the attention to detail! Check out the custom built rosewood cabinetry, one of a kind mod design patio railing, cedar plank steps and quirky offset brick fireplace.

Don’t miss the 2018 Mad About Modern Midcentury Modern Home Tour

If you can’t get enough MCM, get your tickets for the 2018 Mad About Modern Midcentury Modern Home Tour September 29 presented by The Charlotte Museum of History. Soak up the awesome vibe and walk away with fab decorating ideas!

Connect with Mike and Rhonda

If you want one of these homes of your very own, contact Savvy + Co. agents Mike and Rhonda Gibbons. They have access to smart search criteria and they can sniff out some good finds and help you negotiate and manage multiple offers.

“Serving on the Mad About Modern Home Tour committee for several years, we have our ear to the ground on everything midcentury modern and that is a real asset for our clients,” says Mike. “We’ve helped several buyers find homes sometimes before they even come on the market! We are happy to share tips on buying a Midcentury Modern home in Charlotte.”

If you want to see more amazing MCM photos, follow Mike on Instagram.

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