It can be hard to renovate a midcentury modern home (we’ve got tips, here!) especially because so many properties received less than stellar updates in the 1980s and 90s. But when done right, a renovated 1960s home showcases all the best qualities of midcentury architecture—like lots of light, a functional floorplan, and supreme indoor-outdoor living.
Take this three-bedroom, five-bath home originally constructed in 1960 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The current owners embarked on a year-long renovation to restore the battered home’s shine, using a general contractor with a specialty in midcentury modern homes.
They installed a massive ceiling beam from the garage into the office, opening up the main living areas. A sunken living room features wide windows and a modern fireplace, all with access to a kitchen that boasts walnut cabinets, quartz countertops, and geometric cut outs.
There’s cedar, walnut, and natural stone throughout, and the master bedroom looks out onto the yard. And while the interior doesn’t disappoint, a giant covered patio, heated pool, fire pit, and zen garden—all on 1.2 acres—make the backyard the clear winner.
Look like your midcentury dream? 4642 Sharon View Road is on the market for $1,490,000, and the owners are open to selling the furnishings. Much of the home’s furniture is vintage; the owners collected pieces from around the country or bought items from midcentury furniture refinishers FOS Restoration Co in Huntersville, North Carolina.