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Mastering Mid-Century Modern

The Vision


A Fresh, New Way to Enjoy Mid-Century Modern

Our client's home was initially built in the 1950s and renovated in 1972 by renowned mid-century modern architect David Osler. When our clients came to us, the property already possessed some incredible mid-century modern design details inside and out, but it was long overdue for a 21st-century update. 

Our clients envisioned light and open spaces that effortlessly flowed from room to room while keeping true to the mid-century modern aesthetic they loved. They also dreamed of adding a primary bedroom, laundry room, and designated entertainment space. 

After meeting with our clients and discussing what they needed to fall in love with their home all over again, we decided to move forward with a whole home renovation with additions. Our goal was to create a house that functions better for the family and adds a stunning architectural form that pays homage to the home's original mid-century modern roots. 

Project Goals


Expand and renovate the home to improve functionality and style. 

After meeting with our homeowners and establishing their aspirations for their home, we assembled an outstanding lineup of a genius designer, an experienced project manager, and a stacked team. We created an action plan and got to work. 

Renovations, Additions, & Expansion:

  • A large primary suite separate from the other bedrooms in the home
  • A larger open-concept kitchen that connected to the new dining area and new family room
  • A covered entry to the garage
  • A main floor laundry room
  • An additional living/entertainment/bar area
  • A home gym in the basement addition
  • An outdoor basketball court behind the garage
  • An outdoor two-tiered patio space 
  • A third garage bay to connect the garage to the home

Design Elements to Fit Our Client’s Needs & Style:

  • A large walk-in closet in the main suite
  • A large breakfast bar with ample seating for four
  • Update kitchen cabinets with custom components
  • Create lots of storage and counter space in the laundry room
  • Large clerestory windows in the kitchen, dining room, and family room to incorporate more natural daylight 

Before Whole Home Remodel

Project Challenges


When we were first introduced to the home, it was basically a long, compact rectangle. The shape was uninteresting and caused the rooms to feel small and closed-in. The homeownerswere looking to not only update finishes, but also to open up the home with light and airy spaces that made visual sense and stayed true to their love of mid-century modern design.

The Meadowlark design team knew an addition was necessary, but he didn't just want to add another rectangular box onto the existing rectangular box. Adding a clerestory "level" onto the back of the home not only added a unique exterior perspective to the new addition, but also allowed loads of natural daylight to pour into both the new and old spaces.


Product Selections


  • James Hardie fiber cement panels


  • Kohler stainless steel kitchen faucet and entertainment sink


  • Kohler stainless steel faucet and contemporary soap dispenser 

Master Bath:

  • Kohler left-handed toilet
  • Kohler oval vessel sink
  • Kohler brushed gold sink faucet
  • Kohler brushed gold showerhead and valves
  • Kohler towel ring and tissue holder

Powder Room:

  • Kohler left-handed toilet
  • Kohler rectangular bathroom sink
  • Kohler polished chrome lavatory faucet
  • Kohler polished chrome towel ring and tissue holder

Medicine Cabinets:

  • Kohler medicine cabinets with adjustable mirrors

The Results

A New and Improved Home With Style, Space, and Sunshine

Adding onto an existing mid-century modern home to add form and function while keeping true to the original vibe of the house is no small task. Our amazing Meadowlark team was up for the challenge! 

We added structures inside and outside of the property and incorporated new and exciting ways to make the house work for them, such as a home gym, organized laundry room, and a primary suite that offered privacy. And the addition of beautiful, clerestory windows throughout the home will bring in natural daylight every day and bring the family joy and unmatched energy every day. 

After Meadowlark completely transformed this house, our client's love for their home was stronger than ever. As we worked, we stayed true to our client's passion for the original architectural aesthetic and were able to add functionality and flow that will allow our clients to enjoy this home for many years to come.