Mid-century modern home turns back time

Written by: Sarah J. Dills

Buying a set of vintage chairs for $25 each seemed like a great find to Susan Rissover 24 years ago. Little did she know, but those iconic, George Nelson Coconut Chairs would swell in value to an astounding $10,000 today.  Call it luck, fate or simply being “zapped” like Nelson said he was throughout his pioneering career in the modern movement; but there has been a magnetic force between Susan and modern style for years.

Resources: Architect: Fred Pressler, original home design; Mike Keifling and Chris Magee, fireplace redesign; Flooring: Shindler Hardwood, hardwood; Kitchen cabinet refacing and countertops: Solid Surface Concepts; Faucet: Norwood Hardware, Arne Jacobsen for Vola; Vintage furniture: Pieces by George Nelson, Charles Eames and Isamu Nogucci for Herman Miller; Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia and Florence Knoll for Knoll Associates; Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen.; Bedroom furniture: Abode, Techline; Artwork: Charley Harper

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