Tour a Lovingly Restored Midcentury Savannah Home

Painstakingly restored by two Savannah College of Art and Design alums, this 1957 midcentury modern ranch blends art, history and a touch of quirk.

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Modern Dining

Savannah College of Art film professor Steve Stanley and his husband, shopSCAD director Joe Bush who both graduated from SCAD, live in a 1957 midcentury home in the Sylvan Terrace neighborhood of Savannah brought beautifully back to life with the help of the team at Hallett & Co. which oversaw the restoration.

Think Pink

The completely remodeled kitchen benefited from the addition of these retro-evocative pink-tinted glass pendant lights.

Barware Collection

Glass-backed cabinets beneath the kitchen island show off the couple's collection of colorful barware.

Defying Tradition

"Traditional Georgian architecture is more what people are looking for," in Savannah homes says Matthew Hallett, owner of the design management firm Hallett & Co., which supervised the purchase, restoration and furnishing of this 1957 ranch home.

Sign of the Times

The retro Taj Mahal sign in the couple's living room comes from an Alabama hotel and was passed down to Stanley by his grandparents.

California Dreaming

Before moving back to Savannah, where they first met at SCAD, Bush and Stanley spent many years living in California which inspired their desire for a midcentury modern home. Bush's painting of Wilshire Boulevard is prominently featured in the entryway to the home above a thrift store-sourced stereo cabinet. Modern white lamps balance the vignette's retro touches.

Robot Accessory

The robot in the couple's living room is a former prop from one of Stanley's independent feature films.

Retro Rules

A vintage Volkswagon Bug adds to the retro appeal of this 2,400 square foot Savannah ranch home.

Blushing Bathroom

Hallett & Co. owner Matthew Hallett jokes that the original tile in this midcentury bathroom was "a shade of Band-Aid."

Original Touches

A built-in planter in the home's original brick fireplace is just one of the inspired details that made this midcentury home such an appealing pick for its owners.

Gallery Space

Original pink terrazzo floors and endless white walls give the home a contemporary art gallery feel, making it the perfect spotlight for Bush and Stanley's extensive collection of artwork and found objects.

Classic Touches

An antique bar is one of the many vintage finds in this midcentury home.

Alum Art

Artwork by SCAD alum Monica Cook is featured in this gallery wall vignette flanking the bar.

Home Work

The majority of artwork in Bush and Stanley's home was purchased from SCAD Art Sales and shopSCAD.

Film Love

Vintage film posters define Steve Stanley's wood-paneled home office.

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