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Updating a classic midcentury home

A hillside midcentury modern house gets renovated for today with earth-friendly ideas that improve (discreetly) on the past

Original living room of the updated midcentury modern home.
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Before: Midcentury living room

Featured in Sunset's May 1966 issue, this award-winning La Mesa hillside home near San Diego was considered a model of indoor-outdoor living.

From the downstairs office and family room, glass doors led to an outdoor patio and beautiful gardens.

A photo taken soon after the house was built shows the living room’s double-sided fireplace.

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