Turn a Brick Box House into a Craftsman

Hey there,

We have an idea for you. You are going to love this one, probably as much as your loved our ideas to turn your standard midcentury Ranch into something fresh.

This time the architectural style that has our attention is the 1950’s Post-War Brick & Block box. Much like the ranch style rambler, these homes became prevalent across the nation as soldiers filed back into their hometowns after the war with a GI Bill to promote welfare. Ultimately this led to a building boom, and suburban America was born. I’m sure you are familiar with the styles from the era. Maybe you drive through neighborhoods full of them, but don’t think too much about them.

Or maybe you are like us, and you drive through neighborhoods of them, and you wonder to yourself, how you might buy up the entire block of them, convert them all into one adorably rejuvenated pocket community with all the necessities and a local coffee maker, as great as BuggyTown.

Cause fantasies are fun!

Here’s a look at how we got carried away dreaming:

Get the full scoop on this project and many more by the Falls Church VA Architecture firm we have long admired, Moore Architects.

 
 
 
 
 

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