Look what I found! Last summer, Denver Historic hosted a tour of Hilltop Mid-Mod houses. We were in a bit of a rush with a cranky and sleepy toddler…and we had just started remodeling our house. I already did blog posts of the other three houses that we saw on the tour. But, I forgot about one that has been perpetually held in a DRAFT in my blog list. Like finding a couple bucks buried in a jacket!

This is the Neufield House. This recent remodel is especially cool because the new homeowner updated/remodeled/restored his house WITH the oversight of the original architect. I wish I had written down all of the info, but I thought how fun that is. I sometimes wish we could chat with our homes’ builder/architect!

Also, if you click in the first picture, you will be taken to my Flickr stream where you can see every picture I took in the house!

Oh yea, you know why I love this house, right? It’s the flat roof!

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The rooms were really light and spacious. I love the awning windows. I think those might be Milgard aluminum replacement windows. I have two in my addition.

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They had a table full of photography of the house from the 50’s and 70’s. They were credited as being from the Denver library. Someone mentioned that I wasn’t supposed to take pictures of the pictures, but I promise I didn’t see any sign telling me not to!

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Isn’t that table crazy? I love the legs. I didn’t even notice that until today when I put this pic in the post. I was so fixated on the clean kitchen lines before.

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Isn’t this lovely?

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Okay…I know this is a super close-up of the exterior brick/tile. But, I NEED to tell ¬†you about this. Apparently, all of this was painted at one time. That means someone stripped it all. Look closely. That is grooved brick/tile (terra cotta?) Whoever did this stripping work was a master! I say this as someone who has drowned myself in booze after long, depressing days of stripping wood and aluminum windows.

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Now this beautiful wall unit is not something that I’ve ever seen described as a mid-mod piece. In fact, I ALMOST bought a unit like this in my last condo before I ever got into our mid-century modern love affair. But let me introduce you to one of my favorite things…This is a Vitsoe Unit. It was originally designed in 1960, which I guess, does make it, indeed, a mid-century modern joy. It’s still sold and has even more options now. I know it looks so simple, but it is totally configurable, sturdy in its solid German engineering, and I’m pretty sure I need to save my pennies for a setup. I know Tim wants a Cado unit, but I might fight him on this one.

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Hope you enjoyed my little buried find!

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