Mid-century modern remodel in Massachusetts opens to the outdoors

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This mid-century modern home has been completely renovated, featuring bright and airy interiors by Flavin Architects, located in Lincoln, Massachusetts. The area plays host to numerous modernist houses, all inspired by architect Walter Gropius’s own 1940s abode, located in the vicinity. By the time this dwelling had been constructed, modernism had evolved from the Gropius era. It now incorporates the rural vibe of the area, featuring exposed wooden beams (rough-sawn fir) and deep overhangs.

You will not find a traditional New England style home here, no enclosed walls and inward posture. Instead, you will find low-pitched roofs, and open layout and expansive glazing that helps to blur the boundaries between indoors and out. This brilliant mid-century home was featured on the cover of the Boston Globe Magazine. Note: The walls and ceiling paint color in the image above is Benjamin Moore Full Moon 2119-70.

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From the interiors, a neutral color palette helps to not detract from the beautiful rural countryside that surrounds the home. Richly stained wood flooring infuses warmth into the home, as does a wall of stone surrounding the fireplace in the living and family room. The stonework done on the fireplace wall has been laid in what is called an ashlar pattern.

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What We Love: The extensive windows throughout the home that connects the interiors with nature and helps to make the most of the home’s rural setting. The comfortable Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sectional provides comfortable seating for both family and pets. Overall this is a beautifully renovated mid-century modern home with stylish interiors and eye-catching architectural details.

Readers, what are your thoughts, are you a fan of mid-century design? Do you think the architects did a good job of renovating this home? Would you do anything differently?

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Note: The flooring is white oak, plain sawn, 5 inch wide boards, while the finish is a custom gray ceruse stain.

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This stunning kitchen has a lot of fabulous features, beginning with the spacious center island measuring 28″x83″ and 36″ in height. The cabinet color was painted in Benjamin Moore Black Pepper 2130-40. The cabinet finish is a catalyzed polyurethane paint, matte sheen. The countertops are Pental Quartz Chroma Super White. The backsplash behind the range is Heath Ceramics “Dimensional Oval” tile.

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The cabinet color in the home office is Benjamin Moore Black Pepper.

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The walls in the master bathroom are Thassos Marble. The floating vanity (72″x23″) is comprised of white oak in a vertical grain with a light gray ceruse finish. The countertop is a white Thassos Marble, three-quarters of an inch thick, in a honed finish. The vanity backsplash is a green tile glass mosaic, Vetrotile by Ann Sachs.

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The exterior facade of the home was painted in Thunder AF-685 from Benjamin Moore.

Photos: Nat Rea

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