1948 Post War Home Decor

Mid-century modern prevails in this refurbished Carriage House

While flipping through the pages of the August 1948 edition of American Home magazine, my eyes were immediately drawn to this article about a couple who had renovated a carriage house to become a two room home in Chicago.

It took me a while to wrap my head around the term carriage house. Was it like a garage? If so, why did it have 2 levels? After a bit of research, I learned that the bottom floor was used to house the horse and carriage and the top floor was where the stableman slept.

The article referenced the post-war housing shortage and told the story of how Mr and Mrs MacAlister turned the modest space into an impressive home. I have included the article as a pdf which you can download if you love that mid-century modern look.

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