1923 Sears Modern Home Restoration

 In Architecture

A home is a house given meaning by the people living in it.

While on vacation in New England during the summer of 2013, I was introduced to a professional muralist who has restored a 1923 Sears Modern Homes bungalow. She graciously gave me permission to photograph it.

Because I was on vacation, I had no equipment other than my camera and a travel tripod. By combining multiple exposures, High Dynamic Range Imaging, I was able to capture the feel of the house when only lit by the available light, and I’ve been very pleased with the result.

Normally, these photographs are highly staged, but in this case, leaving in place artifacts of normal living–books, cooking supplies, the dog on the sofa (a lucky touch!) added a warmth that reflected the personality of this unusual person, and made the home, although a challenge, a pleasure to photograph. I hope you enjoy seeing the surroundings of this creative artist and collector.

To view more photographs of this home, click here.

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