RENOVATION

Midcentury Modern Renovation

This Midcentury Modern Renovation property located in the Devonshire Neighborhood on northeast side of Indy was originally built by the Architect/Owner, Don Langebartels, beginning in or around 1959.  Our client purchased the property in 2011 and tackled renovating the Kitchen/Living spaces as well as other areas of the home.

YEAR

2012

LOCATION

Devonshire

ARCHITECTURE

HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles

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  • YEAR : 2012
  • LOCATION : Devonshire
  • ARCHITECTURE : HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Exposed beams, oak flooring, IKEA kitchen cabinets, waterfall top island, floor to ceiling windows - Midcentury Modern Kitchen Renovation - Bramshaw - Devonshire Neighborhood - Indianapolis

MIDCENTURY MODERN RENOVATION

 

This Midcentury Modern Renovation property located in the Devonshire Neighborhood on northeast side of Indy was originally built by the Architect/Owner, Don Langebartels, beginning in or around 1959.  Our client purchased the property in 2011 and tackled renovating the Kitchen/Living spaces as well as other areas of the home.  Later in 2014, they found another Midcentury Modern gem to renovate, selling this property to new owners noted below.

 

The design solution for this property worked to simplify other previous renovations with a simple open plan, layout, and neutral materials designed to enhance the original design concepts.  Existing skylight and roof drain plumbing was altered to enable opening the plan to enhance what was already a classic.  It helped that our client is an MCM enthusiast and accessorized beautifully!

Kitchen Concept Diagram - Midcentury Modern Kitchen Renovation - Bramshaw - Devonshire Neighbhorhood - Indianapolis
(Rendering) Exposed beams, oak flooring, IKEA kitchen cabinets, waterfall top island, floor to ceiling windows - Mid Mod Kitchen Renovation - Indianapolis, IN

PROJECT INFO:

Architecture/Interior Design/Photography/Renderings: HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
Construction Management: WERK | Building Modern
Dining Table: Craig Mann/Brian Presnell


INDIANAPOLIS MONTHLY – OUR FAVORITE HOUSES: DEVONSHIRE MIDCENTURY

Kelly Kendall

Don Langebartels was one of the most prominent local architects of his era, but he built just one private home—for himself and his family. Bathed in natural light and immersed in nature, the dwelling looks as sleek and stylish today as it did when completed in 1963. Its midcentury lines drew current owners Joe Bridwell and Rhonda Breman to the property in 2015. Breman and her two children had already lived on the same street in the northeastside neighborhood for 12 years, so they knew what a great area it is: seemingly tucked away from it all, but right smack in the middle of civilization when you need it. 

 

Inside Story – A sunken living room, hardwood floors, two fireplaces, a renovated kitchen with glossy gray cabinetry and shiny white subway tiles juxtaposed against original wood beams—the interior of the home has plenty to savor. Like many homes of its era, the five bedrooms aren’t especially huge, leaving more space for the common areas. There’s also a separate guest studio with its own updated bathroom and kitchen. But Bridwell and Breman especially relish being outside, usually on one of the three distinct decks or the screened-in porch. There’s plenty of room on the three-quarter acre for backyard movie nights and other neighborly get-togethers. “The place lends itself very well to entertaining,” says Bridwell. “We are minutes from I-465, but at times it feels like we have a private home in the country, particularly when the trees are covered in leaves.”

Exterior Photo 6228 Bramshaw - Midcentury Modern Kitchen Renovation - Devonshire Neighborhood - Indianapolis
Exterior Photo – 6228 Bramshaw – Midcentury Modern Renovation – Devonshire Neighborhood – Indianapolis Monthly – Photo by Tony Valainis