This historically recognized Mid Century modern home, originally designed by Architect Francis Joseph McCarthy in 1949, was remodeled and expanded with a deep appreciation and respect for the original. The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation, the federal standard for were maintained in the design of this project. Key elements of the original home: vertical privacy louvers, floor to ceiling wood window walls, interior and exterior wall finishes, were restored. The additions follow the fundamental formal and spatial language of the original while introducing new materials and detail. Embracing the formal and spatial precedent of the original, the new additions form stacking and shifting ‘L’ shaped plan elements floating above the courtyards. These courtyards enhance the original inside-outside lifestyle desired for this home. Mid Century design features such as louvers, a simple shed roof, an abundance of glass, are highly valued and maintained in the new design.
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