On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Disaster K9 Training and a Midcentury House Tour in Indianapolis

In order to keep Katy's searching skills sharp, LD travels to other training sites.  So last month, we traveled to Indianapolis to train with the FEMA Indiana Task Force I canine team.

On our way to Indianapolis we decided to stop in St. Louis to check out the Design Within Reach store.  With all the road construction taking place it was a pain to get there, but the eye candy was well worth it.  I fell in love with several pieces of furniture that I will have to save up for.  

I fell in love with this Eames Rocker Chair!

LD fell in love with the versatility of the Quad Expandable Coffee Table.  To see how the table opens up, check out additional pictures on this link:  Click here

Why can't my checkbook match my tastes?  Oh well, I guess it just makes me appreciate them even more.

We spent Saturday morning and most of the afternoon training with the Indiana canine team.  Katy had a really good time.  I have never known a dog that loves to work as much as she does.   Look at that smile in her face!

The Indiana Task Force K-9 handlers love training with LD.  She is like doggie cocaine, because she does not hold back when she plays "victim".  Dogs really respond to her enthusiasm.  Here she is in a bark barrel rewarding one of the Indiana dogs after a good alert.

It was just coincidence that the same weekend we traveled to Indianapolis, Atomic Indy was hosting an Atomic Crash Party at an Evans Woollen midcentury house.  So after training we stopped long enough to tour the house, chat with the homeowners, and take some pictures.  Enjoy!

Impressive entryway

Patio on side of the house

I was jealous of this garage, three cars and plenty of room for a workshop!

This was the other side of the house.  It had a small metal deck.

Nice bed

This house had terrazzo floors on the lower level.

They stripped and sanded the original kitchen cabinets.  That sounds familiar!!

1 comment:

  1. Great post. So happy to host out-of-towners at our little Atomic Crash Parties.

    Soon we'll be taking the show on the road.

    You pretty much rock.