Q: Why document a new build? Isn’t Atomic Ranch all about authentic Mid Century Modern homes?
Q: What excites you the most about the idea of building new mid century-style homes?
JICKIE: It’s a unique opportunity for Mid Century Modern fans to recreate everything they love about the era’s design and architecture, while getting the modern conveniences that you can’t always renovate into an old home. I wouldn’t love seeing an authentic mid mod house get stretched and enlarged or blown out so much that you lose the integrity of the home. But seeing someone create something that is an homage to the great architects of the period while building a floor plan for today? With great storage, ample amenities, dream features and room for how we live today? That can be a really exciting and intriguing thing to see.
Q: What do you expect to learn?
JICKIE: I expect that I, like anyone following along on this year-long journey, will learn how to balance old and new. There are similar design dilemmas at play here that anyone can relate to. How do I design a room that feels architecturally full, yet elegant and thoughtful? How do I fill a large space and bring in stylish comfort? What design elements can I bring into the kitchen that make it exciting yet timeless? I think we’ll get to follow along the process behind these decisions and get takeaways that can apply to our own spaces, no matter what specs we’re working with.
Want to learn more about the Project House? Get a sneak peek by previewing some of the products we’ll be using in “Best Mid Mod Products for a New Build” and “MCM Siding 101 with Eichler Siding.” Stay tuned here at atomic-ranch.com, in our print issues, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest to keep tabs on all things Project House!