Tag Archives: Century

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Mid Century Modern By Robert Skinner

Robert Skinner (AIA) built this mid century masterpiece in 1962 on a quiet Cul-De-Sac in coveted Trousdale Estates. Looking through these images, all I could think of was “the perfect home”. The main living area is massive with the ceiling bypassing the second story creating a glass volume that make a definite statement. I love all of the tropical flora and fauna around the house. I think the updates are nicely done. The kitchen is a bit of a surprise but I think I like it. Everything else including the bathrooms were done in very good taste and not overly contemporary. At thirteen million I better start playing the lotto but one can dream. Read More

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Mid Century Renovation Brisbane Australia

This mid century renovation Brisbane Australia has a dramatic roof line that creates drama and protects from the elements. Currently on the market the 1960’s house has gone through a renovation. My first thought was that the kitchen was to white and glossy. When I saw the wood on the walls and floor maybe wood cabinets wouldn’t be too much. I still think it is a wee bit to contemporary. The architecture of the house itself is very nice. Low slung roof line with exaggerated overhang and the beams moving in and out of the home. I would like to hear your thoughts. Was the mid century feeling lost with the renovation? Read More

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Mid Century Florida By William Rupp

This mid century Florida home by William Rupp has been meticulously restored. The restoration happened in 2007 by Seibert Architects. I think they did a fantastic job updating but not overwriting. There are plenty of mid century house that get “updated” or “renovated” that just miss the mark. Sometimes the problem is the blur between mid century and contemporary but to each their own. The clear story windows create levels of interest while lighting the interiors. Both the front and the back of the house have a fantastic design sense. The from is fairly standoff for privacy and the back with all of the glass windows let the dweller enjoy nature. It just happens to be on the market, link at the end of the post. Read More

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Mid Century Australia By Robin Boyd

Mid Century Australia goes synonymously with Architect Robin Boyd. This home is currently on the market and is rather unique. There are three separate buildings on 35 acres. The construction of the home has strong ties to the land. Visually it looks like it was made from local sourced materials. The cairn, thatched ceilings are intriguing as I don’t think I have ever seen ceilings like this in a MCM home. Read More

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Mid Century Pasadena By Richard E. Nevara

This mid century Pasadena home is currently on the market. This post and beam home was built in 1952 by notable local architect Richard E. Nevara A.I.A. I almost did not post this house because I am so picky. The structure and grounds of the home are amazing. Where I felt a little let down were the choice of furnishings in the house. I know it is a personal preference and it could simply be how the home was staged. I just feel when a MCM home is filled with generic contemporary furnishings you loose a little of the history of the place, it dulls the senses. I am not a fan of oak but the cabinets found throughout the home feel like they belong. I think the landscaping is outstanding and only enhances the structure with its integration with the land. Read More

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Mid Century By Buff And Hensman

The Wong residence was built in 1969 by Buff and Hensman. The home sits on one of the best Los Feliz streets. This has to be one of my favorite mid century homes in the last couple of weeks. I love how the house was updated but somehow it feels original and not overly contemporary. The view is amazing,the Los Angeles skyline at night is breathtaking. I like looking through homes like this thing to identify particular pieces and this owner has some great design sense. The home is just about as perfect as it gets, in my mind. Pretty sure I can’t afford the five million dollar price tag but if you had the money and looking this would be it. Read More

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Mid Century By Richard Wheeler

Richard Wheeler AIA designed this house in San Diego in 1959. The structure of this home is not grand but that is why I like it. Sometimes I get caught up it the amazing, landmark, ultimate MCM home, but humble homes like this deserve a little recognition as well. I actually applaud the home owner or the person who staged the home because its period correct. This is the first time that the house has been on the market sense it was commissioned by the original owner. I like the stone fire place, it acts like an architectural anchor for the entire house. Read More

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Coastal Mid Century By Aaron Green

This coastal mid century home built in 1959 by Aaron Green is going on the market but not in the way you would think. The home is to be raffled off, all you have to do is buy a ticket and have a whole lot of luck. Green was a protégé and associate of Frank Lloyd Wright. You can certainly see some influences, especially in the interiors. The houses roofline sets the home off and establishes its presence. I couldn’t imagine waking up to that view every single morning. The ultimate retirement home. You can get more info about the house and the raffle at the end of the post. Read More

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Mid Century By Suzanne Dance Australia

Suzanne Dance is responsible for this stunning mid century house in Arthurs Seat Vic. I couldn’t see a date as to when the house was built but there are definite mid century design elements. The house and grounds are like a compound, there are 3 sheds and a studio on 3.5 acres. The surrounding flora and fauna is mature and lush. The black and white exterior mixed with the wood slatted ceilings is perfect. Some people might not like the exposed or visible cinder blocks but I for one do like it. I like the pattern that they create. I also like that it is part of the structure you get to experience. I must say that I like the current owners design sense, the interiors look nice. Read More

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Boho Mid Century By Leanne Ford

Boho mid century is how I would describe the look and feel of Leanne Ford’s interiors. I have seen it more and more with Boho and mid century, the two styles overlap quite well. You might even find a little pinch of dare I say distressed shabby like sheek jive. Overall I really like the black, white, and wood tones she uses in her work, maybe even a little Scandinavian. I grabbed these particular project images because the home felt so cozy. I am sort of liking the use of Russel Woodard’s outdoor chairs at the dinning table. You would need to provide a pad thought, nobody likes waffle butt. Read More

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Mid Century In Claremont California

This mid century in Claremont California was built in 1954 by Ken McLeod with Fred McDowel being listed as the architect. First time on the market sense 1978. This was McLeod’s personal residence. The back of the house tells the story of McLeod’s work with Criley and McDowell, Richard Neutra, and other modernist luminaries. I love the back of the house with these volumes of glass, the night shots are stunning. I have always loved sunken showers like this one, must have for next house. The property is currently being considered by the County of Los Angeles as a cultural and historic landmark. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Follow the links at the end of the post to find out more on this property. Read More

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Mid Century In Atlanta By Robert Green

This Mid Century in Atlanta by Robert Green popped up as a sneak preview on Facebook. The landscaping is outstanding, in make the architecture of the house that much more important. I need a mailbox like that right away. I didn’t post a lot of images of the interiors simply because there is a disconnect throughout the rooms. The interiors need a big old helping of mid century cohesiveness. The architecture is classic post and beam with plenty of glass walls. The house is a big boy as well, 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. This house would be a dream house easily, just some tweaking on the inside. The blue floors, who thought that was a good idea? If you want to find out more info on the property contact William L. Bedgood Read More