Before & After: 1950s Home Redesigned by Coop 15

This amazing before and after made us realize how much can be done to an already beautifully designed house. We are big fans of mid-century modern architecture and we love seeing old houses remodel in a way that preserves their original lines and architectural elements. More photos after the jump...

Coop 15, a Seattle based architecture firm, took on a project to slightly modify the floor plan of this Lionel Pries house and to update its fixtures and finishes.

Lionel Price was born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland. He eventually moved to Seattle where he ended up teaching architecture at the University of Washington. He influenced many famous architects of that era including Minoru Yamasaki and A. Quincy Jones. From time to time he took on design projects. This is one of his homes.

The house is built on a hill and its floor plan seems to hug the slope that it rests on. The floor to ceiling windows take advantage of its beautiful location on the lake. The gorgeous courtyard located in the front of the house has the view of the lake thought the glass panel doors that open into the living room. It has a perfect setup for entertaining.

Check out more photos and other inspiring before and afters on Coop 15 website. They did an amazing job revamping this 1950s beauty.

(Images: Coop 15)