Mark and Dave had big dreams of a mid-century home with an open layout and ample room for entertaining. We found them a fabulous 1,700 square-foot ranch built in 1961 (by the same architect who built one of Liz Taylor’s homes, no less!) that they were willing to take a chance on. Our plans included removing a fourth bedroom to make way for a dining room off the kitchen, updating the original fireplace, and making sure both owners have space to call their own without sacrificing room for houseguests. While the renovation didn’t go exactly as planned, we ended up with a bright and fun space that checks all their boxes.
PBS14E08 Mark Dave
Click below to see all of the items featured in this episode!
|wdt_ID||Room||Product Type||STYLE||Product||Company||Product Code/Sku|
|1||Kitchen||Sink||Blanco Precis 30” Single Bowl, White||Blanco Precis 30” Single Bowl, White||Blanco||442533|
|2||Kitchen||Faucet||Pivotal - Single Handle Pull Down, Arctic Stainless||Pivotal - Single Handle Pull Down, Arctic Stainless||Delta Faucet||9193T-AR-DST|
|3||Kitchen||Countertops||Costal, 3 CM||Costal, 3 CM||Wilsonart||Q4036|
|4||Kitchen||Cabinet Hardware||Cabinet Edge Pull, Flat Black||Cabinet Edge Pull, Flat Black||Emtek||US19-C2C87120|
|5||Kitchen||Cabinet Hardware||Cabinet Edge Pull, Flat Black||Cabinet Edge Pull, Flat Black||Emtek||US19-C2c87140|
|6||Kitchen||Pendent Lights||Akova Grande Pendant, Matte black, Brass||Akova Grande Pendant, Matte black, Brass||Tech Lighting||700MPAKVRRR-LED927|
|7||Kitchen||Roller Shades||Scott Living Solar Roller||Scott Living Solar Roller||Smith & Noble||18781|
|8||Kitchen||Backsplash||Origin Sky Blue Matte||Origin Sky Blue Matte||AKDO||CR1915- RT10M0|
|9||Kitchen||Kitchen Cabinetry||n/a||n/a||Bella IMC||n/a|
|10||Living Room||Fireplace Surround||Serene, 3 CM||Serene, 3 CM||Wilsonart||Q1001|
|11||Living Room||Rug||Aluminum||Aluminum||Jaipur Living||NIP01|
|12||Living Room||Floor Tile||Neospeck, Colour body Porcelain, White||Neospeck, Colour body Porcelain, White||American Olean||NE01|
|13||Dining Room||Dining Pendant||Viaggio Ceiling, Black and Brass||Viaggio Ceiling, Black and Brass||Tech Lighting||700FMVGOOR-LED930|
|14||Dining Room||Wall Sconce||Viaggio Wall Sconce||Viaggio Wall Sconce||Tech Lighting||700WSVGOOR- LED930|
|15||Dining Room||Roller Shades||Scott Living Solar Roller||Scott Living Solar Roller||Smith & Noble||18781|
|16||Entry||Front Door Hardware||Baden, Flat Black, Round Knob||Baden, Flat Black, Round Knob||Emtek||4820|
|18||Drag Room||Sconces||Spectica Wall||Spectica Wall||Tech Lighting||n/a|
|19||Drag Room||Roller Shades||Scott Living Solar Roller||Scott Living Solar Roller||Smith & Noble||18781|
|20||Drag Room||Sliding Glass||Espresso||Espresso||Renin||EU2240-6|
|21||Drag Room||Closet Organization||n/a||n/a||Classy Closets||n/a|
|22||Office||Murphy Bed||n/a||n/a||Closet & Storage Concepts||n/a|
|23||Misc||Flooring Throughout||Solid Tech, Grand Wood, Golden Delight||Solid Tech, Grand Wood, Golden Delight||Mohawk||n/a|
|25||Misc||Bi-fold Closet Door||White||White||Renin||EU3010-5|
|26||Misc||Outdoor Rug||Nirvana, Foster||Nirvana, Foster||Jaipur Living||NIR02|
Before & After
Mark and Dave are big on entertaining, which means the kitchen simply must be part of the action. This over-sized island provides plenty of extra counter space for prepping food and mixing drinks, and the sleek, yellow stools pull color from the dining room and front door into the room. Plenty of drawers and a built-in microwave mean this centerpiece isn’t just fashionable—it’s functional, too!
LIGHT MY FIRE
The fireplace is one of the first things you see upon entering the house, so it was important to make it feel less mid-century meh and more mid-century meow (Drew’s words). A fresh coat of paint helped modernize the classic structure while keeping the original stone detail, while a runway made of white tiles draws-in the eye from the doorway.
A PLACE TO CALL HER OWN
Last but not least: Margo’s room. Mark’s drag persona Margo is busy booking shows and working the stage, and at the end of the day, she really just needs a place to hang her wig. Her new dressing room is fit for a star: it has plenty of closet space, versatile lighting, and custom-designed pegs to hold her wigs. And see that gorgeous green couch? It actually pulls out into a bed, just in case Margo—or one of the guys—has a guest stay over.
Bring It Home
Interested in some of the items seen in Mark & Dave’s perfect new post-modern pad? Find out where to get them in the blue box below!