1940s Retreat by Rick & Cindy Black Architects
Architecture & Interiors
We love modern. Like, real modern that is sleek and kind of looks like the interior of a space ship. We also like modern in terms of Mid-Century Modern. Retro modern. Shapes and lines that hearken back to that awesome period of design time. So when the two mix? Whoo wee we love LOVE it.
Austin-based husband and wife team Cindy and Rick Black do an amazing job rehabbing and redesigning older bungalows in Austin (as well as new design), and this one is a definite example of awesomeness.
“This renovation improved upon some common design problems with the typical bungalow form. A gracious new stair constructed of reclaimed douglas fir and pine creates a defined entryway; walls were removed to open up the kitchen to the dining and breakfast areas; and the side entry was reconfigured to include a desk, plenty of drawers for storage, and laundry. The drywall at the kitchen and dining was peeled away to reveal the original shiplap, which was painted green to bring a saturated, warm color to the space.”
Read more about the project and see more photos on their portfolio website.
What do you think about redoing and refreshing older bungalows like this?