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Midcentury Kitchen and Living Room Remodel

By: Elizabeth Beeler
November 25, 2014
Browse pictures of a neglected 1954 rancher restoration featuring salvaged materials and retro design.
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Lackluster Beginnings

Prior to purchase, the home's exterior was desperate for an upgrade. Savannah-based designer Celestino Piralla and Cornelia Stumpf mended cracks in the bricks' mortar, enclosed the carport with decorative concrete blocks, and repaired the walks and driveway. They chose an eco-friendly spray foam for roof insulation, which increases energy efficiency and lowers utility bills.

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Midcentury Curb Appeal

Amongst some of the country's best architecture, this midcentury bungalow rarely goes unnoticed. Cast concrete blocks laid in a brick-like pattern and a gently sloped low-profile roofline nod to the home's midcentury style. The front door's turquoise hue hints at the playful palette inside.

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Desperate for an Upgrade

In its former state, the kitchen's cabinetry was not salvageable. While the basic kitchen layout was maintained, additional base cabinets were added for storage. Floral wallpaper, a brass chandelier, laminate countertops and obsolete appliances called out for an update.

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Energy Efficient and Compact

Celestino and Cornelia chose stainless European appliances for their compactness and low-energy consumption.

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