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MCM Issaquah Remodel

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This beautiful mid-century home had been preserved and lived in by its original owners for decades when our clients purchased it. They loved the mid century modern design but wanted to update it for their growing family and for today’s living.

Modernous worked with the client to sensitively remodel the upstairs to include a walk in closet, ensuite and powder room out of the original upstairs bath, which was also the only entry to the bedroom in the original design. We designed a hidden door in the original, hand-milled panelling that covered the wall between the living room and master bedroom, preserving a sense of privacy for the homeowners and giving their guests a water closet to use when visiting. We also removed walls around the kitchen to open the kitchen to the living and dining rooms, creating an expanse of storage down one wall to alleviate the need for kitchen uppers.

The downstairs featured a large family room, 3 bedrooms and one bathroom, along with laundry in the large hallway. We elected to keep the laundry in its place to save on the expense of relocating plumbing in a slab foundation, while creating a more functional and elegant area to do laundry. The kids bathroom was completely re-imagined with a separate area for shower and toilet, and a separate area for the sink and mirror for those inevitable teen years!

We specified a white cork product for the floors throughout as a nod to the era with an updated look. We worked to keep within the original home’s color palette of a grey-washed wood. Working with the homeowner, we created two fun kids bedrooms and a guest room—which became their third child’s bedroom about halfway through the project when we found out she was expecting!

Furnishings and decor were done in conjunction with the homeowner, repurposing existing furniture where possible and tying together the look with new soft goods and styling.

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Modern and Midcentury Modern Design Specialists

Modernous is an interior design boutique that works with clients to create beautiful, livable, modern spaces. We specialize in modern design of all eras, including mid-century modern. We love to integrate a variety of modern ideals into a cohesive design, since the essence of a modern design is constant.