Midcentury architecture has been enjoying a rebirth over the years and without fail always draws the “style set” to these types of projects. This property was no different and we are happy to report Smithouse partnered with Architect Henry Warfield to create a space that embraced the unbelievable landscape and enhanced an already wildly, wonderful, original midcentury modern home. Design Team Associate Merritt Miller, Project Manager Shawn Saffran and Site Lead Darin Rayzor rounded out the team.
Bringing the Outside In
Highlights of the project included adding lots of new windows to “bring the outside in,” said Project Manager Shawn Saffran. “The kitchen was an old school 1965 ‘cafeteria style’ space we opened up and of course, redid entirely. We removed some walls to change the overall flow of the house, added a sauna and pretty much did not leave any part of the house untouched.”
When looking back on this particular renovation, Saffran said, “I will never forget it. We were in a status meeting with our client and heard a horrific scream from a Smithouse employee who will remain unnamed here. We were sure something terrible had happened so we went to see what happened and our colleague, who had been outside, had seen a snake.”
The snake had evidently “looked at him.”