Friday, August 17, 2012

Mod Squad

Last night was the first Mid-Century Modern home tour for Historic Tyler.     

The house that was chosen was built by famed architect E. Davis Wilcox in 1952. This was the private home of the architect until his death in 2000 when it was purchased by the current owners Wendy and Ray Gallagher.

Wendy Gallagher 

The house is constructed of redwood and brick that was salvaged from an old fire station in Tyler. The  large windows and flat roof are characteristically Mid-Century and allow the integration of nature into the house. The interior is filled with original built-ins made of redwood. 

Come on in and enjoy the tour!

The house is filled with great pieces of art and furniture.

The house is built around a central atrium that lets in natural sunlight to the whole house.

I would love to sit out here with my morning coffee!

The dining room has these amazing original built-in buffets on both sides of the room. 

You might recognize the kitchen from the fabulous remodel by Studio B Designs. You can see before and afters here.

Brandy is a member of the "Mod Squad" of Historic Tyler and was there to tell visitors about the history of the house. Doesn't she look pretty!

Wendy converted one of the bedrooms into a fabulous dressing salon.

The master bedroom

The Gallaghers converted a breezeway into a powder room and made the current half bath into this awesome master bath. 

There was a great turn-out for the tour with people constantly coming and going for the event.

I really liked how they painted the original paneling in these fun stripes for their office.

The house sits on a gorgeous lot with tons of trees and a really great brick wall for privacy.

"We feel so privileged to be living in this home of E. Davis Wilcox and feel he would be pleased with what we have done to bring this home into the twenty-first century while maintaining his great design and legacy." - Wendy and Ray Gallagher

I had a great time touring this Mid-Century gem and can't wait for the next one! Did you love it as much as I did?


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