This was the case when this renovation project by architect Tim Brown from Austin Texas landed in USA. While this may not necessarily be the type of thing that normally features here on Architect Design, I think good design comes in all shapes and sizes. It's not all classical all the time but rather architecture is a formula to fix all problems and appropriateness.
The most surprising thing about this architecture is just how little it took to take a really awful suburban house and turn it into something special.
This looks beyond what is there now and think about what it can be. Maybe the golden rule of real estate is the motivating factor or perhaps other fundamental qualities of the house are appealing. In this case the mid-century design translated well into a friendlier contemporary home.