This is our story on rehabilitating a Mid Century Modern Ranch in Palm Springs. Our house was built in 1960 by Jack Meiselman (pronounced "MY-zill-min") using post and beam construction with tongue and groove ceilings. Our restoration follows...
Feb 13, 2012
Walls coming down
In order to prepare for the upcoming reconfiguration of the kitchen, hallway, laundry room, and guest bath, we opened up the necessary walls to expose the existing framing, electrical, and plumbing. Interesting discoveries (although not unexpected)... (1) exterior walls have a mere sheet of paper insulation, and (2) the "drywall" was installed in horizontal strips and it was very heavy because it included concrete aggregate.