Mid-Century Modern home: 1704 NW 12th Road

Large Mid-Century Modern home, built in 1951, has charming period features coupled with plenty of space for a modern family. The master suite has been re-done with a bank of windows in a sitting area offering gorgeous natural light. The two bedrooms, on the other side of the house for privacy, share a gorgeous updated bathroom. A striking feature of the home is a double-sided fireplace built of Ocala block, with one side gas and the other wood-burning. The front room looks out on the yard from large new windows, while the family room has a view of the salt water pool and landscaped backyard.

Looking through the French doors of the living room you can see another great feature of this house, the saltwater swimming pool, a view framed by the lovely natural landscape of the backyard. Screened-in, the pool includes a built-in hot tub perfect for a relaxing evening.

Set in the Florida Park neighborhood, this house is located walking distance to the University of Florida campus. With a mix of historic styles, the neighborhood has a mature tree canopy and is very quiet. Minutes from downtown Gainesville, this central location is convenient to shopping and nightlife.

Natural landscaping has become more prominent as homeowners move away from water-intensive and finicky St. Augustine grass. But this doesn’t mean their lawns aren’t beautiful, quite the opposite. With low maintenance (no mowing!) and lots of visual interest, the varied plants that make Florida a beautiful place to live can be front and center in residential landscapes. In this example, we can see how the backyard has been planted with sun-tolerant plants to make a soothing view from the enclosed pool.

 

 

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