How to Update a Midcentury Modern Gem

How to Update a Midcentury Modern Gem

By Georgina Gustin / Photos by Stephen Kent Johnson
Midcentury completists score the ultimate catch: a 1959 post-and-beam fixer-upper in which to showcase their sprawling furniture collection.

George Marrone was helping a friend look at houses when he stumbled upon a rare find: an obsessively maintained, well-loved midcentury gem that needed some work. Not a heavy lift, not a project that would require an architect or major contractors, just a new vision and some effort. 

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