Mid-century new houses have consistently been a favorite of mine… For home flippers appreciate me, mid-mods are a sure bet. Buyers adore their clean, sophisticated design: glass walls that bring the outdoors in, enclosed courtyards, and smartly flowing floor plans. Mid-mods in their original state used to be plentiful. The lack of tall staircases and open floor plans made them easy homes for people to grow old in separate from having to do a lot of modifications. As a matter of fact, I used to routinely find these houses on the market with little or no updates done to them at all; Of course, that’s not the case anymore. Most owners now do kitchen and bathroom renovations as a matter of course. Even for hardcore design purists who never want to change a thing, mid-century new houses just aren’t functional with their original heating and cooling systems still in locale. Energy efficiency was not a priority in that era. Heating systems of the day, usually boilers and oil furnaces, were massive. I’ve seen furnaces that were 3 times the size the home required. If there was an a/c plan installed, it’s usually complete junk. The ductwork and pipes that carry the cold and boiling air leak appreciate sieves. I don’t assume why the original builders couldn’t manage to seal the ductwork back in the day, however they didn’t. The wonderful news is that installing a new heating and cooling system, including ductwork, is an investment that pays owners back with immediate energy savings. Even a top of the line Heating and Air Conditioning plan will pay for itself in just a few years.
October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020