BUSINESS IN THE FRONT, PARTY IN THE BACK
MY FRIENDS, I PRESENT TO YOU...THE MULLET HOME.
This is the SAME house! (PHOTOS BY SHAI GIL VIA DESIGN-MILK)
Seriously guys...I'm kind of feeling this. But let's dive in, shall we?
The mullet, that glorious coif of the 1980's and 90's forever burned into our minds with images pop icons and pro wrestlers...
Don't misunderstand though, Ziggy Stardust and Joan Jett rocked their mullets like no other and are even style inspirations currently. So what about a mullet home? Just like hairstyles, home trends can go in and out of style faster than wall to wall shag carpeting in the bathroom. When it comes to creating a mullet home, like anything, it's all about that balance and respect for the original architecture.
SO, WHAT IS A MULLET HOME?
Technically, from our research, it means traditional home in the front and modern home in the back but honestly, all we see business and party. Generally speaking, a traditional home is given an addition to the backyard using a more modern and open design to efficiently utilize space and light.
In this article by Roth Sheppard, it is described as .... "a playful name for a project where the major addition is relegated towards the rear of the home. This tongue-in-cheek name is often used to describe projects requiring additions be away from the street, towards the rear of the site. The traditional business is up front, and the party is in the back." Regardless, of definition it's the perfect way to mix styles and blend personalities in your home, as well as adding living space (and resale value) to your home. Here are some of our favorite examples:
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