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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Roseland - Mid Century Modern Cottage

This Our home, we purchased our home 12 years ago, busy with our children we have done a few renovations but not too much. I realized that some of the changes we made we redid over because we just where not happy with the results....

Maybe it was because we just where not happy with the results, maybe some things just didn't suit the house....

I started research on our home and discovered that it is a Aladdin Kit home - The Roseland, Mid Century Modern Cottage.

Described in Mid Century Home Style's article as :
The Roseland is an itty-bitty thing and we doubt there are many left. It's small size and modest character will most likely have been "improved" to death with expansions to increase its footprint. Its plan has much in common with the Classic Cottage or one-story Foursquare type of home. The modern touches, such as the placement of the windows at the corners, scalloped fascia at the eave, and pyramidal roof clearly mark it as a minimal traditional design.




One of our favorite improvements was a paint job! I am sure at one time the yellow was very pretty but It faded so much that it was not a nice shade of yellow and the trim was painted all a brick red trim!...

But as you can see we have beautiful corner windows, the ones on the right side of the house are original, but unfortunately the windows did not open, and if they had a place to open no one could fit through encase of fire! So we have gradually replaced some of them. We put new shingles on the pyramidal roof. Our floor plan is just like plan A but our floor plan is flipped and we don't have the hallway closet instead we have a built in with drawers and cabinet. The smaller bedroom door and door way is at an angle, very unique and makes it easy to add furniture to the room. The basement was built after the house was built and they stayed true to the floor plan B having the stairs go down from the kitchen a few stairs, then you have a landing to the back door, turn and go down more stairs to the basement. We have two bedrooms downstairs, one of the bedrooms has a beautiful built in desk with book shelves, a laundry room, L shaped rumpus room, cedar closet and an area for storage.

Painting the house blue/grey...






Now I only need some wonderful ideas for trim color and door color that would go with the blue we painted the exterior.

Oh and since the photo the ugly fence in the front was removed too!

Photos taken today!






Now that you have seen it, I would love some ideas on paint color for doors , Mid Century Modern light fixtures, etc!

I will post little interesting tidbits about the house! My neighbor is in her 90's and she has wonderful stories to tell about our home and our neighbors!

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