Adding modern flare to an old house is not always a difficult task. But keeping the character of the original house in the renovation process adds complexity to an already absorbing process.
For Bruns Architecture, the challenge of rejuvenating a confined, outdated 1,685 sq. ft. half-century old ranch home in Madison, Wisconsin posed numerous challenges. But the end result added numerous qualities that were sorely lacking in the original structure.
A total of 840 sq. ft. was added to the home, bringing a proper entry, elevated master suite with private courtyard, covered parking, and a better connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. Exotic wood finishes, stainless steel accents, and the use soft and smooth fabrics throughout the interior, lends a warm, inviting elegance.
Updates were also aimed at making the house more efficient than before. New insulation was added along with energy efficient lighting and mechanical systems. While the Midvale Courtyard House received a heavy dose of modern style, designers were able to keep its mid-century roots intact.