Mid Century Inspired
Ok, not the sort of house I normally show on this blog.
But it is vintage inspired and you'll be very surprised to learn that this home
is in my neighborhood.
This house was built on the last remaining empty lot in the neighborhood.
There was quite a controversy when the plans were unveiled for the design of it.
The design had to be approved by the historic board.
Now, you might ask how did a house of this design get approved in a historic neighborhood comprised of 80% tudors, a few spanish colonials, and a few cape cods?
The street it is built on has large homes on it and their styles vary wildly.
From colonial to spanish to art deco.
This 1935 art deco home was the home most often held up as example that the mid century design
was fine for the neighborhood.
This home is its neighbor to the north.
And this home is across the street from it.
Most of the neighborhood was very upset upon viewing the plans for the new home.
But historic rules for neighborhoods state that a new home must appear new.
It cannot be built to look old but instead must blend with the historic homes surrounding it.
So back to this house.
Supposedly, the design was just fine with the historic board.
I have to say I was not pleased when this home was built as it's surrounding neighbors were not pleased as well.
I feel it doesn't blend at all.
Sometimes when I drive by it with friends, the friends have asked if it is a library.
I know mid century modern is all the rage right now and I have nothing against it.
I just don't think it was appropriate for that street in our neighborhood.
But on to the inside....
What are your thoughts? You've seen a lot of my neighborhood on this blog. Do you think it blends in?