Before & After – A Mid Century Modern House Renovation In Arizona

July 9, 2020
A renovated mid-century modern house.

Architecture firm The Ranch Mine has renovated a mid-century modern house in Scottsdale, Arizona, for their clients who wanted an updated space for their growing family.

Originally built in 1961 by Allied Builders, the home had some issues – a failing plumbing system, poor grading and drainage that led to some rot in the structure, no insulation, limited storage, and a 90s renovation that had altered or removed most of the mid-century modern design features.

A mid-century modern house was renovated with modern finishes.

The 90s renovation removed the signature canted wood columns on the front of the home which Moss Custom Homes replaced with steel columns redesigned by the architects.

A mid-century modern house was renovated to include a new front porch with steel columns.

The renovation involved reworking the floor plan, as well as new windows that highlight the original post and beam structure.

There’s a sitting room with a small home office, that was once used as a games room.

A renovated games room transformed into a modern sitting room and home office.

In the living room, a plastered fireplace became the new focal point, while wood shelving on either side complements the walnut-wrapped beams.

A renovated living room with a plastered fireplace and walnut-wrapped beams.

Sliding glass doors replaced windows and opened the living room to covered patio and yard.

Windows in a living room replaced with pocketing sliding glass doors.

From this angle, you can see the new owner’s suite as well as the new dining room. When the stacking and pocketing glass doors are all open, it creates a seamless indoor outdoor living area.

A renovated mid-century modern house interior now has an open floor plan.

A new pool follows the roof line and makes better use of the yard, while also allowing for a large patio, a grassy area for the kids, and an outdoor fireplace.

A renovated yard includes a new rectangular swimming pool and covered patio.

Back inside, we see the new dining room has been furnished with a dark wood dining table and chair set, as well as a sculptural pendant light.

A modern dining room with stacked sliding glass doors, white walls, and dark wood furniture.

In the kitchen, a post was removed and the kitchen island was reconfigured to make better use of the space and create flow. The fridge was moved an integrated into the new flat panel dark wood cabinets.

A renovated kitchen now has a larger kitchen island with seating.

The wall of cabinets alongside the old fridge was removed and replaced with a sliding barn door that leads to a combined pantry and laundry room.

An old kitchen was renovated with new dark wood cabinets, and a sliding door to the pantry and laundry room.

The pantry and laundry room includes a bar area, plenty of storage, a secondary fridge, as well as a farmhouse sink in front of the window, and the washer/dryer.

A modern pantry and laundry room that includes a bar, storage, farmhouse sink and washer/dryer.

In the newly updated master bathroom, there’s separate dark wood vanities, and a large shower for two that has a sliding door open to a small garden.

A modern master bathroom with separate dark wood vanities, and a large shower for two.
Photographer: Roehner + Ryan | Architect: The Ranch Mine | Builder: Moss Custom Homes