Home Tour: Vintage Bungalow and Mid-Century Style All in One
In the weeks before the 2014 Del Ray House and Garden Tour, we gave you a sneak preview of David and Deena’s bungalow with their fab mid-century modern addition and vintage Airstream trailer. Today, we return to see more highlights for those of you who didn’t see this gem in person during the tour. Here is the front of their home, staying true to the original 1920s construction and style.
Around back, you get a completely different perspective, seeing a home with a handsome, modern addition and an oversized vintage gas sign affixed to their sliding garage door.
Inside the room with the tall windows (actually, sliding glass door panels) is the couple’s stylish living room, filled with original mid-century furniture and artifacts.
The long wall of the living room, accented with vintage appliances (that actually work!) leads to a small, sleek dining area with a teak table and rattan chairs, colorful accents in the table settings, and a Scandinavian shag area rug.
Deena, a textile designer by profession, framed this abstract piece to serve as a wall hanging. In fact, both Deena and David are graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, which makes perfect sense when you think of how much fun they’ve had furnishing their home.
The galley kitchen (at the back of the original home) opens to the addition. It is small but suits Deena and David perfectly.
The home was a fixer when David and Deena purchased it. They restored the original features and character of the 1920s era bungalow, including moldings, wood floors, bathroom tiles and the small room sizes.
Here, just to the left of the dining area are the freestanding steps that lead to the upstairs loft. The steps are made from original sawn lumber from the old 1790 Seaport Inn in Alexandria, which now houses a Starbucks. The planks were cut by hand using a Colonial-era method called pit sawing. The railings are arched to fit the shape of your hand as you go up and down.
The interior design changes in style as you enter the loft starting with this gallery of framed family portraits from centuries past.
And then you step inside their attic turned master bedroom, a little less modern than the living area, but with loads of color, personality, comfort.
The master bath features a vessel sink over an antique sideboard.
And here’s what you see when you look down from the loft all the way to their spacious basement, where they raised the ceiling to give more headroom.
Deena keeps her office in the basement outfitted with more fun, vintage memorabilia.
The couple is still working on their restorations in their vintage Airstream trailer, a 1961 model called the Ambassador. The homeowners tell us they’ve projected outdoor movies on the side of the trailer in their backyard from the seating area opposite.
We hope to do a tour of the trailer when the restoration is complete.
Thank you Deena and David for sharing this amazing home renovation with us!