Built in: 1963
Remodeled in: 2010
The mission: Reconfigure a mid-century modern home without changing the footprint.
Photos of the house now
When architect Kevin Parma bought his home in Lochwood eight years ago, he had every intention of remodeling to his taste. But life tends to impede intentions. When he married Sherry Sauter Parma about six years later, she gave him the nudge he needed to get it done.
The Parmas didn’t add any square footage to their mid-century modern on Silverock Drive, but they did open and brightenthings up. “We changed the configuration of the home to something that made more sense. We more than doubled the size of the kitchen, took down walls, and combined two bedrooms and a bath to make one large suite,” Sherry says. They turned the home’s ubiquitous dark paneling white and created tons of natural light by widening windows. During the process, which was carried out in two phases, the Parmas turned one room into a nursery and welcomed their new son, Seth. He was born in the middle of construction, Sherry says. Kevin, who founded and owns the small architecture firm Parmadesign, designed the new home and contracted the services of Rob Leonard of AWI Creekview and Kyle Boettcher of One Eighty Group, both neighborhood businesses, to help with the building. Another local outfit, Mess Masters, provided the essential cleaning services that come with a major remodel.