Ocotea, a modern home in North Carolina. To renovate before demolish by In Situ Studio

08/08/2017
Ocotea, a modern home in North Carolina. To renovate before demolish by In Situ Studio
[Raleigh, NC] USA
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Ocotea house renovation by In Situ Studio. Photography is by Keith Isaacs
In Situ Studio, an American firm established in 2010 has overhauled a mid-century modern dwelling in Raleigh, North Carolina, that had been "haphazardly chopped up" over the years.
The Ocotea House is located within a suburban neighborhood dotted with large trees. The ranch-style brick house was built in 1959 by an architect whose name is not currently known. With 323.76 m², it had been significantly altered over the years. After the renovation, the house shows us a new look, the red brick was painted blue, and now it sits comfortably in its mid-twentieth-century neighborhood.

"What was originally a clean image of midcentury residential architecture had fallen into disarray," said In Situ Studio, the local team that has renovated the house.

 

Description of project by In Situ Studio

The existing house on Ocotea was a well-loved, 1960's, low-sloped ranch with a full basement visible from the left side. Over the years, what was originally a clean image of mid-century residential architecture had fallen into disarray - the basement had been haphazardly chopped up to accommodate additional be...read more