2018 Tour: Braden Construction/SALA Architects

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Year Built

1955

Type of Remodel

Whole home

Before

The studio is a fine example of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s later work with strong architectural presence. The systems and finishes in the iconic 1955 Usonian house were showing their age. The kitchen and baths were dark and inefficient, glass seals were failing, and the under- floor piping was outdated.

After

Maintaining the spirit and integrity of the original design, the systems were updated to current standards. Kitchen and bath partitions were repositioned to improve functionality, LED lighting was added throughout, under-floor piping was replaced, and A/C was added. The goal was to preserve the home for the next 75 years.

Must-see Features

Updated kitchen and baths feature rift-cut oak cabinetry and woodwork scribed to stone. New windows throughout and glass-to-glass corners. An enlarged terrace, integrated paths, and new stone walls serve to extend the architecture into the landscape.

 

Photo of bathroom prior to renovation by Braden Construction/SALA Architects.
Before, bathroom (Timothy Old, SALA Architects)

 

The after photo of a remodeled bathroom by Braden Construction/SALA Architects.
After, bathroom (Troy Thies)