Haus overhauls midcentury modern home in the Indiana woods

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The three-bedroom home had remained unchanged over the decades with the exception of minor renovations in 1967 by the original owner, who lived there until 2013. The architects were charged with enlarging and renovating the low-slung dwelling shaded by mature trees.

The clients presented the team with a list of goals and priorities. The initial planning process included Haus, an interior designer and the owners, who together conceived various options for the 2,260-square-foot (210-square-metre) dwelling, which was in dire need of repairs.

The original redwood siding was damaged due to woodpeckers and insects, and the home’s flat roof required significant upgrades. The interior also called for an overhaul.

Throughout the residence, floor-to-ceiling glass provides unobstructed views of the verdant lawn and surrounding woods. A screened porch with a black stove serves as a sheltered area for relaxing and feeling connected to the outdoors.

The team also modified the landscape around the dwelling. Trees and underbrush were strategically cleared to allow more natural light into the home, and modern hardscaping and vegetation, including a moss garden, help “articulate the indoor-outdoor connections”.

Throughout the residence, floor-to-ceiling glass provides unobstructed views of the verdant lawn and surrounding woods. A screened porch with a black stove serves as a sheltered area for relaxing and feeling connected to the outdoors.

The team also modified the landscape around the dwelling. Trees and underbrush were strategically cleared to allow more natural light into the home, and modern hardscaping and vegetation, including a moss garden, help “articulate the indoor-outdoor connections”.

The clients purchased the midcentury modern home – built in 1956 and designed by Bill Wright of the Indiana firm Vonnegut, Wright, and Porteous – in 2015, after leaving a note for the owner expressing an interest in buying the property if it became available.

“A few years later, the call and opportunity finally arose,” said Haus, a local architecture studio.

Architect: HAUS Architecture for Modern Lifestyles
Team: Christopher Short, principal; Derek Mills, project architect; Paul Reynolds, architect
Interior design: HAUS with Design Studio Vriesman (Tom Vriesman)
Renovation general contractor: Wrightworks (Christopher Wright)
Landscape architect design-build: A2 Design (Eric Anderson)

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