It’s all about the details… Before & After MCM renovation

April 17th, 2015
by vanessa

Selling my share of real estate over the years I have seen all types of renovations. From a $100,000 lime green kitchen to a freshly carpeted bathroom floor. Many projects have left me scratching my head.  When it comes to a remodel, everyone has their own personal style but one theme that I’ve noticed over the years in the most striking renovations is a balanced blend of reclaimed original features in juxtaposition with intelligent, modern upgrades. There is something very sexy and satisfying about a renovation that has been tastefully infused with original details. 

My favorite style of renovation has always been mid-century modern. The clean lines, walls of glass, and natural flow of interior to exterior spaces tugs on my heart strings. It started as a hobby and morphed into an obsession. Renovating a mid-century home is like putting a puzzle together. How can you preserve the original features while updating the space so that it feels current and fresh? 

The most recent renovation project I had the opportunity to work on was a home built in 1972 located in the mid-century modern neighborhood of Northcrest. The original owners had taken pride during their ownership and many of the home’s original features were impeccably maintained. We called it the  “Lynnray House”  and it boasted a dramatic elevation with a low pitch roof, multi-level floor plan and plenty of of glass that let the natural surroundings in.

The actual floor plan needed little modification. Just one wall was brought down to open the kitchen up to the main living space.  The windows were replaced and expanded to enhance the love affair with the natural light and the interchangeable indoor outdoor living. Surprisingly, the only original wood floors were in the bedrooms the rest of the home had a lovely mud colored carpet, which looked like it could have been original as well! We added wood floors throughout the home and blended them perfectly with the existing wood in the bedrooms.

For me, inspiration often comes from my surroundings. In this case I drew upon the warmth of the original tongue and groove ceilings and offset the warm wood tones with a cool, modern, paint pallet. The new kitchen was opened up and streamlined and I intentionally chose to not use upper cabinets and instead opted for a larger bank of built-ins around the refrigerator. This kept the eye focused on the dynamic pitch of the tongue and groove ceiling – the staring character of this home.

In the bathrooms the old shower tile was replaced with large, white, rectangular tile that traveled vertically up the wall and visually added even more height to the space, again, playing up the T&G wood ceilings. The original tile was left on the floor and simply acid washed and re-grouted. This gave the bathrooms a bit of history and depth. All the fixtures, vanities and toilets were replaced. The finished product was a striking mix of contemporary and years gone by. A labor of love that told a story in the details, ornamented with special touches and infused with natural light.

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Stunning Mid-Century Modern Home For Sale

April 7th, 2015
by vanessa

This stunning Mid-Century Modern Home has had a dreamy renovation with all the right stuff! If you have been searching for that perfect modern home that everyone has been telling you just “doesn’t exist,” guess what? The search is over! 3162 Lynnray Drive is all that and a bag of (mouth watering) chips!

From the modern designer paint pallet to the sophisticated kitchen renovation, it just doesn’t get any better than this.

Oversized, new double-pane windows let the outdoors while the gleaming oak floors and pine T&G ceilings add warmth to the modern architectural lines. The fabulous new deck is perfect for summer time BBQ’s while the front and back yards are essentially maintenance free.

Do those shared jack & jill “Hollywood” bathrooms perplex and annoy you? Don’t worry, this modern renovation has 3 totally separate bathrooms that have been tastefully updated and polished.

Do you need extra storage for the boxes of stuff you have been saving for the garage sale for you have been planning to have for 10 years? You will be pleasantly surprised by the FULL unfinished basement that has more than enough space for all of your baseball card, shot glass and beer mug collections!

Offered at an incredible value of $329,000. Don’t let this MCM dream home get away.

domoREALTY listings are selling in the first week and receiving multiple offers. Call us today to set up an appointment.

Bedrooms: 5     Bathrooms: 3

For more info CLICK HERE or call Vanessa Reilly at 404-556-1733

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Mid-Century-Modern Home FOR SALE!!

March 5th, 2015
by vanessa

Once upon a time in the ultra-hip neighborhood known as Northcrest there was a delightfully renovated mid-century-modern home for sale! Buyers would drive from near and far to see this bright, sparkling architectural gem. But only one would be lucky enough to call it their home…

From the new metal roof (with extra insulation) to the gleaming hardwoods every inch of this mid-century modern gem has been renovated and polished to shine! Have you been drooling over domoREALTY homes but haven’t found the right floor plan with a dreamy master suite big enough to house your entire shoe collection? I’m happy to say it’s finally here! This stunner has an incredible 1000 Sq. Ft. master suite addition complete with fireplace, sitting area, enormous walk-in closet and a master bathroom that will make your head spin! That’s right the second you step foot into the spa inspired master bath you will loose control of all bodily functions. With over $30,000 of Italian Sicis glimmer tile you have NEVER seen a bathroom as dramatic and opulent as this! However, it doesn’t stop there, the master suite also has it’s very own deck overlooking the new Anthony & Sylvan kidney-shaped pool & spa finished in Caribbean blue pebbletec. Literally mind blowing.

If you ever decide to leave the warmth and comfort of the master suite, you will find the rest of the home to be equally as beautiful, and inviting. The kitchen has custom cabinetry and comes with a state of the art, LG stainless appliance package. There is also plenty of living space for entertaining as well as a separate kitchenette/wet bar in the downstairs den along with a HUGE bonus room currently used as the formal dining room. This could easily be transformed into your home theater, yoga studio, art studio, play room or home office…

 All of this happiness is wrapped up with a big red bow and offered at an incredible value of $339,000. There is nothing on the market like it. Don’t let this dream home get away.

domoREALTY listings are selling in the first week and receiving multiple offers. Call us today to set up an appointment. Showings start this Saturday March 7th.

On your mark, get set, GO! For more info CLICK HERE

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Mid-Century Modern Home – JUST LISTED

February 9th, 2015
by vanessa

This warm and inviting mid-century modern home sits on the quietest street in Northcrest. It features an open floor plan filled with luminescent, natural light that reflects off the pickled tongue and groove ceilings.  The kitchen has been nicely updated with dark painted wood cabinets, gas cooking and plenty of countertop space!

Enjoy the sunny, private backyard while lounging on your deck sipping mimosas! Or if the game is on, invite your friends over for a spring time BBQ while you sip ice-cold beers and pretend to be interested in watching football… did he just score a hole-in-one? No wait, wrong sport… gosh those pants are tight… do you think they wear padding?

The 4 bedrooms plus a BONUS sunroom/library offer plenty of space to spread out, relax and entertain! Looking for a modern fresh color pallet and fun retro original MCM tile? Well you’re in luck because this house has all the modern updates without loosing it’s original flare! Freshly painted walls, wood floors on the main level and cork floors in the basement create an easy living space.

Northcrest is a wonderful neighborhood and only minutes to Decatur, Buckhead & the Perimeter Mall. With an optional swim and tennis club and plenty of social activities you’ll never want to leave, except to get groceries and of course champaign for all your spring-time mimosas.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2.5

Listing # 5394620









Modern Renovation – Fit for a King!

August 20th, 2014
by vanessa

Break out your summer shades because this shiny new renovation just might blind you! This 1960’s spacious ranch (on a fully basement) has been given a sparkling modern renovation fit for a luxury-loving king, queen or ordinary Joe.

The vaulted ceilings and gleaming hardwoods will make you swoon, while the exotic granite in the designer kitchen with it’s Jenn-air appliances will more than likely  transform your nightly TV dinner habit into a Wolfgang Puck 12 course meal.

Speaking of cooking, got ankle-biters to feed? Well, after you fill their bellies with a warm delicious breakfast, you can send them off to one of the award-winning schools nearby – Evansdale elementary, Henderson or Lakeside!!

This homes one-level living will make you feel like royalty with it’s dramatic open floor plan, formal dining room, living room and keeping room. You could slip on a pair of your glass slippers and do the Viennese waltz in your dungarees with music turned way up while the kiddos are at school. Or better yet you could soak up some vitamin D in the newly renovated sunroom while you sip tea and commune with nature, pinky finger to the sky.

Oh wait you have a job? You actually have to work to pay the bills? Not to worry, the moment you get back home you can let your stress slip away while you enjoy a relaxing shower in one of the exquisitely designed, spa-inspired bathrooms, you’ll never want to leave.

The master suite features an oh-so-fabulous walk-in closet, big enough for you to have a nervous break down while the in-laws are visiting but if you really want to get away just step into the separate laundry room where and breath through your noes then out through your mouth as you say “OOOooooommmm….” while you do the laundry.

All jokes aside, this place is a wonder to behold. But don’t take our word for it. Give us a call and see it for yourself!

For more info CLICK HERE.

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