Home Tour: The Midcentury home of GQ's Fred Woodward
Sometimes finding your dream home is a case of luck, chance and magic.
In the case of GQ Design Director, Fred Woodward, the star's were aligned when he chanced upon an ad in the newspaper, featuring a stamp-sized picture of the home.
Even though the ad wasn't much to look at, Woodward had a feeling the place was something special and drove up to look at the house with his wife.
He was right.
Set on 3 acres of land, the house was built by architect, Roy Allen in 1957 and looking at it, it still held all of it's original Midcentury charm. Inside the house however, it was more of a diamond in the rough - the paint was peeling and the curtains were worse for wear.
So Woodward and his wife enlisted the help of interior designer, Brad Dunning, to give the home a contemporary makeover, which respected the original architecture.
As part of a multi-year restoration, the original terracotta tiled floor was replaced with a stunning deep grey terrazzo and a modern open fireplace was added between the living and dining rooms.
The success of the project, Brad Dunning notes, was all about balance "If it's all retro or period, you end up with a stage set". The result is a magnificent, modern take on a 1950s residence.
1.Replica Jason Miller chandelier 2. Modular sofa 3. Replica Eames dining chair 4. Gold & marble coffee table, POA, Two for Style5. Jonathan Adler vases 6. Green floral arrangement (see your local florist) 7. Walnut credenza 8.Black and White photography prints, POA, Two for Style
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