As Tim says, "this house isn't for everybody." The architectural style is mid-century modern and the home is situated atop a dune on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is around 6,200 sq. ft with 6,000 sq. ft of decking and balconies. There 4 bedrooms and 4 and a half baths. We look forward to making this house our forever home because even though it isn't for "everyone" it is perfect for us.
What is Midcentury Modern?
Midcentury modern is forward-looking architecture created by those who believed the style provided a vehicle for social change to create a better society. Characterized by flat planes, large glass windows and open spaces, these homes were built from 1945 to the 1980s and featured simplicity integrated with nature.
Key Elements of Midcentury Modern
· Flat planes. The geometric lines of the house are regular and rigorous. Flat roofs are common, though modern ranch-style houses had gable roofs.
· Large windows. Sliding-glass doors and other expansive panes of glass allow light to enter rooms from multiple angles.
· Changes in elevation. Small steps going up and down between rooms creates split-level spaces. A midcentury modern might have partial walls, or cabinets of varying heights to create different depths in the space.
· Integration with nature. Rooms have multiple outdoor views, or multiple access points, encouraging an appreciation of healthy living.
When we discovered that the original architect was considered a local icon, we were interested in learning as much as we could about Broward. One of the stories that we heard regarding our property was that he actually camped out on the dune for weeks to understand the land and the way that the elements worked within the space. In article entitled Robert Broward: The Way We Were by Vicky Register Freeman, Broward talks about how when he was attending Georgia Tech, he was reading a copy of Architectural Forum and saw the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. He said he knew that was the kind of architecture that he wanted to create. He said, "his buildings are a part of the environment rather than an intrusion." The article then describes how he came to study under Wright. To read the entire story clink on the link below:
We are working with Troy Spurlin Interiors to help with the vision of creating a style that incorporates elements of mid century modern with a coastal homely feel. I am really enjoying working the team from Troy Spurlin Interiors.