Here in Britain we are proud of our architectural heritage. Owning or living in a Grade I or Grade II listed property is a source of pride. We strive to protect these beautiful historic buildings with a passion that is unmatched in most of the world. Even modern variants such as Streamline Moderne, Art Deco, and Art Nouveau are treasured and celebrated architectural styles.
MCM is Great, Too!
So why do so many preservationist-minded people look down their noses at Mid-Century Modern? This movement encompasses a span of years from the 1930s to the 1960s – a time during which the architectural preservation movement was taking off. If you think about it, Mid-Century Modern homes are as old now as Victorian and Edwardian homes were in the 1960s.
Clean Lines and Contrast
Sadly, Mid-Century Modern doesn’t get all of the respect that it deserves. Restoring a Midcentury Modern house to its full glory will at times takes a roster of specialists every bit as skilled as those who restore Grade I and Grade II listed buildings. In particular, Mid-Century Modern utilized a variety of materials to create clean lines and contrast, and highlight simplicity and functionality. For instance, you will need the skills of someone experienced in welding fabrication to restore that stunning cabled steel staircase to its former glory.
Blood, Sweat, and Money
There is a joy to restoring an old home to its former glory, no matter what era it’s from. At the end of all that hard work, you have made a difference in the architectural endowment of the country, and made a home that you and your family will be proud of. No matter what age, no matter what condition, you can see through the neglect and find your dream home.