A "Work From Home" Hideaway
Story by: Alyssa Nishek
Photography by: Dan Francis Photograph
Our very own Dan Francis and his wife, Amanda, recently embarked on a personal remodel project to their home, originally built in 1907. Former elementary school teacher, Amanda, recently started a new position within the State Behavioral Health Division. Amanda began working from home full-time in January and will likely be permanently doing so in her new position.
For the last five months Amanda’s home office has been in the enclosed porch space situated just off the main living area of the Francis's home. With a ten-year-old son who enjoys playing video games in the nearby living area, and uneven flooring in the enclosed porch that has caused Amanda’s desk chair to spontaneously roll away on more than one occasion, the space proved to be unfit for productivity. Thus, Dan and Amanda decided it was time to convert the attic into an office space!
The midcentury modern style in homes seems to be as popular now as it was when this stunning form of architecture first came to light. “Midcentury modern” refers to the simplistic and calming style found within the homes built between the end of World War II (1945) and the mid-1970s. In addition to Americans wanting more of an open-concept in their homes, they loved the idea of single-level living on larger plots of lands and the feel of space. For those who were fortunate enough to grow up in one of these homes and are now reaching adulthood, the nostalgia of a simpler way of life has helped raise the demand.
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