Thoroughly modern story by Elizabeth Barbee | Photos by Jeanine Michna-Bales

“They’re my Buddy Holly glasses,” he says, chuckling. “Dark horn-rims.”

The spectacles are relatively new, but Baker’s love of 1950s style is not. He grew up in a mid-century modern home on Melissa Lane and developed an affinity for the “clean, minimalistic design” of the period. He now lives with his wife, Terri, in a house from the same era, just a couple miles away.

The residence was built in 1952 to the specifications of architect Gordon Nichols. Its white brick exterior has plenty of curb appeal.

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