Friday, October 26, 2012

Our Outdoor Living Room Part 2 - Finishing our Mid-Century Modern Inspired Deck

With our summer months in Minnesota being so short, we do our best to take full advantage of them when they're here.  So, when we bought our mid-century modern Alcoa Care-Free Home, one of the first large projects we wanted to tackle was building a beautiful outdoor space that we could use for entertaining friends and family.  When we purchased the home, it had an ideal location for an outdoor space, complete with a wall of sliding patio doors, but they didn't go anywhere!

Mid century modern home
The living room and patio doors before the deck was constructed

Thursday, October 25, 2012

MID-CENTURIA : Art, Design and Decor from the Mid-Century and beyond: Alcoa Care-Free Homes

Thanks to Mid-Centuria for featuring a few shots of our renovation progress!  If you're interested in more of the history behind the Alcoa Care-Free Home as well as some additional images of other Care-Free Homes around the U.S., check out this blog post!

MID-CENTURIA : Art, Design and Decor from the Mid-Century and beyond: Alcoa Care-Free Homes: In January of 1957 the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) announced the formation of a "Residential Building Products Sales Division" ...