The 1950’s gem required some modern updates to the kitchen, living room, master suite, and guest rooms to better align with the client’s lifestyle. Using a mix of natural woods and brick, we were able to insert new materials while maintaining the home’s original character and charm.

SHED Architecture + Design uploaded Hillside Midcentury through Add A Home.
Add your own project for the chance to be featured in Editor's Picks.
Modern home with Staircase, Wood Railing, and Stone Tread. The midcentury light fixtures blend well with the original slate floors and woodwork.   Photo  of Hillside MidcenturyView Photos

The midcentury light fixtures blend well with the original slate floors and woodwork.

Modern home with Doors, Exterior, Swing Door Type, and Wood. Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows at the entryway, natural light now floods inside.

 Photo 2 of Hillside MidcenturyView Photos

Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows at the entryway, natural light now floods inside.

Modern home with Living Room, End Tables, Bookcase, Medium Hardwood Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, Sectional, Pendant Lighting, and Shelves. The team kept the entryway intact, but opened the living and dining spaces up to the kitchen by removing a section of the wall at the deck door. They also inserted custom-crafted shelving to enclose the modern couch and create a cozy atmosphere.

 Photo 3 of Hillside MidcenturyView Photos

The team kept the entryway intact, but opened the living and dining spaces up to the kitchen by removing a section of the wall at the deck door. They also inserted custom-crafted shelving to enclose the modern couch and create a cozy atmosphere.

Modern home with Dining Room, Medium Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Table, Storage, and Shelves. The dining room is where the young family gathers to share a meal and play games.  Photo 5 of Hillside MidcenturyView Photos

The dining room is where the young family gathers to share a meal and play games.

Modern home with Hallway and Medium Hardwood Floor. The new living room/dining room space is bright and airy compared to the previous dark and outdated state.  Photo 6 of Hillside MidcenturyView Photos

The new living room/dining room space is bright and airy compared to the previous dark and outdated state.

Modern home with Kitchen, Laminate Cabinet, Pendant Lighting, Colorful Cabinet, Wood Counter, Medium Hardwood Floor, Drop In Sink, Rug Floor, and Cooktops. The team inserted custom-designed kitchen cabinets—built by local manufacturer Beech Tree Woodworks—to add a pop of color to the kitchen. 

 Photo 7 of Hillside MidcenturyView Photos

The team inserted custom-designed kitchen cabinets—built by local manufacturer Beech Tree Woodworks—to add a pop of color to the kitchen.

Modern home with Kitchen, Medium Hardwood Floor, Wood Counter, Refrigerator, Cooktops, Wood Cabinet, Wall Oven, Pendant Lighting, Open Cabinet, and Drop In Sink. The kitchen now looks out to the big, open deck which houses expansive tree views.

 Photo 8 of Hillside MidcenturyView Photos

The kitchen now looks out to the big, open deck which houses expansive tree views.

Modern home with Kitchen, Wood Cabinet, Wood Counter, Wall Oven, and Medium Hardwood Floor. The front door leads straight into the kitchen, a central gathering place.  Photo 9 of Hillside MidcenturyView Photos

The front door leads straight into the kitchen, a central gathering place.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Night Stands, Wall Lighting, Rug Floor, and Carpet Floor. The revamp also comprised of reworking the layout of the master suite. However, the windows and original wood ceilings were maintained for warmth and light.

 Photo 10 of Hillside MidcenturyView Photos

The revamp also comprised of reworking the layout of the master suite. However, the windows and original wood ceilings were maintained for warmth and light.

Modern home with Bath Room, Open Shower, and Stone Tile Wall. The frosted floor-to-ceiling windows in the bathroom helped to brighten up the space in the corner of the house. Photo 11 of Hillside MidcenturyView Photos

The frosted floor-to-ceiling windows in the bathroom helped to brighten up the space in the corner of the house.

Modern home with Garage and Garage Conversion Room Type. "The property does not have a conventional backyard, so the pool is a place where the adults can get some exercise, and the two young children can play. From here, the evening sun streams through the slide-fold doors, creating a lovely ambiance," Schaer explains.

 Photo 13 of Hillside MidcenturyView Photos

"The property does not have a conventional backyard, so the pool is a place where the adults can get some exercise, and the two young children can play. From here, the evening sun streams through the slide-fold doors, creating a lovely ambiance," Schaer explains.

Interior Design
  • Jennie Gruss Interior Design
Builder
  • Ambrose Construction
Photographer

Overview

Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Midcentury
  • Square Feet
  • 2250