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Saved from the seventies – by Patricia Davis Brown Designs

You really need to see the rest of this post!  Patricia Davis Brown Designs, transformed a dated 1970′s coastal property. Patty, I hope she doesn’t mind us calling her Patty, has even provided  floor plans so you can see that there were too many little rooms in this space. She developed an open, updated, sustainable plan using green products. After the demolition of the walls she discovered a support column right in the middle. Being a clever person, Patty worked it into the design by symmetrically placing another one and centering a cooking center between them. The cabinetryis edge grained bamboo which lends a soft contemporary feel to the room. More pictures of the kitchen follow along with a rather wonderful concrete dining table which Patty designed with laser cut conch shells embedded into the surface.

Before: A typical 70′s ranch with separate dining, family room and kitchen, sacrificed views and made the space too chopped up

After: The fabulous great room space after having removed all dividing walls allows light to flow freely, opens up views and creates a modern, almost loft like feel.

And the dining room? Well let’s just say it too could benefit from a face lift although part of me hopes that someone saved the Thonets

The very generously sized conch shell inlaid concrete table benefits from it’s simple lines and adds a warm focal point to the wide open space.

Many thanks to Patty for sharing this. Why not send your before and afters to Modenus? These short notes tell you how.


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