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Mid Century In New York By Roy O. Allen

This mid century in New York by Roy O. Allen built in 1957 is on the market and boy do I wish I had 2.7 million. I have to say that this style, sometimes referred to as international style has to be my favorite. The whole glass house concept appeals to my like of minimal modern. The home was renovated in 2010 and you wouldn’t know it except for the kitchen. I think they did an outstanding job and the house is truly a stunner. The terrazzo floors are an amazing visual anchor for the interiors. The fireplace is a focal point and interesting architectural element. Read More


Mid Century In Studio City California

This mid century in Studio City California is currently on the market. It is so refreshing to look at a listing and see both the architecture and the furnishings belong. I would call this warm or comfy mid century. The place has the right amount of vintage but not to the strict “midcentury legends”. I like the treatment of the ceilings in this home, they look like a natural washed wood of sorts. Those two geometric print chairs the main living area have my head spinning. There isn’t one room in this house that I don’t like. I always seem to find something I think “that needs attention” but this house is perfect, in my eyes. Read More

How To Mix Styles: Middle Century Modern, American & Contemporary?

This interior design project of a three-room apartment was worked out for a family of three: the spouses and their teenage son. The hosts didn’t demonstrate penchant for any specific interior style, and the author of the project offered them a mixture of three: middle century modern, American and contemporary. And all that wrapped in a naturalistic color scheme: oak and walnut wood tones, grayish blue, blue and turquoise tints, and some pale green and yellow as accents. What did they get in the end? Let’s see! Read More


Mid Century Pennsylvania By Robert Geddes

This mid century Pennsylvania house built by Robert Geddes in 1957 is currently on the market. The structure of the house is quite unique. There are 4 total bedrooms in the home, each with access to their own balconies. The house feels a little more 70’s to me but maybe Geddes was ahead of his time. The amount of George Nakashima pieces in this home is quite impressive. The back side of the house has somewhat of a futuristic look and reminds me of a boom box. The mature landscaping surrounding this home make its history that much better. The house appears to be in great original condition. Looking through the images I can’t find anything that screams renovation. Read More


Mid Century In LA By Phil Brown

This Mid Century in LA by Architect Phil Brown is currently on the market and it is Killer! Phil Brown designed the contemporary style house for Ralph Brown in 1963. With its current owner the house went through a sensitive renovation. If you do a search of the address you can actually find old listings when the house was sold in 2012, I think and I must say the difference is outstanding. New terrazzo flooring occupies the glass-walled public spaces including living area with fireplace, dining area, and a spectacularly simple open kitchen. The bathrooms were also renovated keeping with the modern clean lined approach. The home is beautifully decorated and lends itself to the era in which it was built. Read More


Mid Century By David Shelley

This mid century by David Shelley built in 1970 is a stunning masterpiece in MCM architecture. It is located in tranquil spot in Nottinghamshire. I love everything about this place. The steel structure blends right into the color of the house. The use of woods throughout warms the interiors. Teak was used on the ceilings and there are a few spots of rosewood. The story of how the current owners came to buy the house it great and truly gives hope to those of us that dream to live in such a place some day. There furnishings in the home are a mix of contemporary and mid century, they work with with the lines of the home. If I lived here I may not ever want to leave. Read More


Berkeley Hills Mid Century By Yamamar

This Berkeley Hills Mid Century was renovated by Yamamar Architects. The owner split living time between Italy and California and wanted that true indoor outdoor living lifestyle that mid century architecture offered. I like the contrast of the lighter ceilings and the dark floors mixed with a small helping of natural wood. There are some contemporary elements in the home like the glass wall on the stair case but it really doesn’t bother because the house still feels mid century. I like the patterns on the exteriors, there are small cinder blocks on the chimney and the wood slatted screens both stand out. The views are outstanding and go on forever. Read More


Mid Century In Kansas

This mid century in Kansas went through a nicely done renovation. The renovation was done by el dorado located in the Crossroads District in Kansas City, MO. For the most part I honestly could’t tell that it had that much work done. I love the house, the stone wall is a key feature to me. I like that the house is fairly unassuming from the front but in the back it screams mid century modern. The beams and windows along with the original wood work tie everything together. It helps that the furnishings in the home are MCM and only strengthen its mid century roots. Read More


Mid Century In Salt Lake By Ed Dreier

This Ed Dreier mid century home in Salt Lake City just hit the market and it is a piece of art. It is stated that most of Ed’s client trusted him to express his creative genius. His creative genius certainly was let loose with this design. The carport is the welcoming architectural element that slaps you with a first impression. The tulip style garage echoes the work of Eero Saarinen’s work for Knoll. The steel structure housing the floor to ceiling windows is beautifully minimal and echoes the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. I just don’t think it could get any better. I would love to see the new owners taste in art and design. I know the interiors are personal taste but I think the current state of this place is somewhat tragic. I would love to see the interiors meticulously mid century modern. Read More


Radar Is A 20th Century Design Gallery

Radar is a 20th century design gallery that was previously named Modern History. I have always loved their show room, they take wonderful pictures. The true draw here is that their inventory is flawless. Not that I have visited 100’s of show rooms but there is only one other place where I have seen near perfect pieces. The stone wall in their store brings a little bit of “home” into the mix. Of course I am always a sucker for rosewood and they have some stunning pieces in their inventory. The artichoke lamp would be a holy grail piece for me, it is etherial. Radar is based in Melbourne Australia, so unless you live there are plan on visiting you will just have to go check ou their website. Read More


Mid Century In Knoxville By Bruce McCarty

This mid century in Knoxville Tennessee by Bruce McCarty redifines the term open floor plan. This is the first time the house has been on the market since it was built in 1959. The volumes in this house are large and may be a little hard to fill. I love all of the built-ins, they add authenticity to the style of the house. The architecture of the house is unique, the house is elevated above the parking spots which is a cool feature. The view isn’t half bad either, the river view would be nice to look at every day. It would be fun to fill this house with period furniture and art. Read More


Mid Century Los Angeles California

Mid Century Los Angeles California built in 1962 is currently on the market. The house is pretty amazing, located in the Burbank studios location. I can’t get over that George Nelson Omni unit in the front room. I don’t think I have seen one with the built in speakers like those. The bathrooms aren’t show but I can appreciate the kitchen, it was kept fairly modest and not overly contemporary. I like the color palette of the home, you can’t go wrong with black and white. It looks like the landscaping is pretty nice with the house nestled into the side of a hill. Read More