Tag Archives: Century

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Mid Century By Evans Woollen III

Evans Woollen III designed this mid century home located in Indianapolis, Indiana. I can’t help but love this house, terrazzo floors, flat roof, and walls of glass are just a few elements that make me want to live there. The main living space is huge and open. It is obvious that the current owners have some nice taste in furniture and art, reminds me of my house, almost maximalism. The back of the house boasts a wall of glass that floods the house with natural light. I didn’t post any pictures of the kitchen and a couple of the bathrooms as I think they need a little renovation. Overall great house and on the market! Read More

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Mid Century Remix By Fung+Blatt

This mid century remix by Fung+Blatt is a stunning mix of old and new structures. The house was originally designed by Calvin Straub. Fung+Blatt has done a perfect job at maintaining the integrity of the original structures while adding additional functionality. The whole campus feels to belong and one pieces does not standout as “I am new”. The studio, the house, and the pool house make this a campus in a way. Could you imagine living is such a wonderland? The landscaping provides a validation or a sense of belonging to its surrounding. The Blodgett-Calvin Residence is a prime example of updating but not modernizing a mid century structure. Read More

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Mid Century Architecture By Jean Fombertaux

This mid century architecture by Jean Fombertaux is a masterpiece in construction. The interior labyrinth is void of walls and makes for visual planes defining living spaces. Jean Fombertaux built this home for himself and has remained in the family until now. The home almost has a tree house feeling with all of the different living levels being open. The house nestled amongst all of those trees helps as well. The house was built in 1966 and was one of the first in the country with an expressed steel frame. Its cubed form of lines, flat panels of pre-cast concrete alternating with large glazed sections, takes cues from the minimal Modernists of Europe dovetailing. Read More

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Mid Century Revival By Revisioned Homes

This mid century revival by Revisioned Homes is four star in my book. Henry Blackham and Maureen Erbe renovate homes across southern California. The house is modest in size and structure but has such a fantastic impact with its new identity. The house was built in 1958 by Palmer + Krisel and was in serious disrepair be for it was transformed into this amazing Palm Springs mid century gem. It was interesting to see how much green plant life existed in the before pictures. I assume that drought conditions required most of that to be removed. The interiors are simple and modern hosting great taste in furnishings and art. I appreciate that the house does not looks overly modernized and will last fifty more years. Read More

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Mid Century Modern By Peter Womersley

This Mid Century Modern by Peter Womersley is a unique and special opportunity.The house was built in 1957 and commissioned by renowned textile designer Bernat Klein and situated on a beautiful plot of approx. 3 ¼ acres acres. The house has a Category A listing which is the highest grade of listing given by Historic Environment Scotland, a recognition of its exceptional architecture that is incredibly rare (not least for a post war building). I love the simplicity of the the house. The rooms feel connected and open. It amazes me where and how this house sits uninstructed from any neighboring structures. It is truly a mid century fortress of solitude. Read More

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Mid Century In Encino CA By James W. Larson

This mid century in Encino CA by James W. Larson is on the market. The house was commissioned by the Saxon Family in 1957 and were the only owner until the updates were done. I think the updates are perfect. It looks like they left the original cabinets, that is key to me as long as they are in good shape. The two wood walls in the middle of the house add a much needed bout of warmth. This is exactly what I would do if I needed to update a MCM home. The back yard is amazing and just as good as the architecture. Read More

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Mid Century Complex In Palm Springs

This mid century complex in Palm Springs California first appeared to be a large house but at further inspection it actually has distinct separate living accommodations. I was drawn to the simple more humble approach to mid century architecture that The Amado exhibits. I am drawn to both ends of the spectrum when it comes to MCM homes. The property was built in 1955 and then renovated five years ago with five distinct separate full living spaces. The place is somewhat of a mini apartment complex. It would be a good opportunity to live in one unit and rent the others out. The complex is currently on the market. Read More

Mid Century Complex In Palm Springs

This mid century complex in Palm Springs California first appeared to be a large house but at further inspection it actually has distinct separate living accommodations. I was drawn to the simple more humble approach to mid century architecture that The Amado exhibits. I am drawn to both ends of the spectrum when it comes to MCM homes. The property was built in 1955 and then renovated five years ago with five distinct separate full living spaces. The place is somewhat of a mini apartment complex. It would be a good opportunity to live in one unit and rent the others out. The complex is currently on the market. Read More

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Iconic Mid Century In Houston

This iconic mid century home is currently on the market and has one of the most amazing layouts I have ever seen. The listing doesn’t have a lot to say about the heritage of the house but I bet it has a great story to tell. I don’t believe that I have ever seen a house so full of rosewood, every single cabinet in this house is rosewood. I love that when you walk in the front door you a greeted by a long room with first a sunken conversation pit with rosewood walls. You then move to a dinning area that has a beautiful wooded view. The glass cube with the different stories is accessible from an architectural stair case that visually is a nice touch. It looks like a lot of the floors are Terrazzo and a huge bonus as well. I hope this house never falls to demolition, that would be a sad day in my book. Read More

Glass And Timber Extension Revamps 18th Century Farmstead In UK

Set in the confines of Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom, the West Yard Farm in its latest avatar is a wonderful blend of the old and the new. Designed by Van Ellen + Sheryn, the stunning 18th century farmstead was refurbished and extended to accommodate the needs of a modern family. The new contemporary extension in timber and glass is at the heart of the project that aims to revitalize this historic structure, even while preserving its original aura and creating interiors that stay true to the rustic backdrop! Set in an idyllic 60-acre valley, the new building acts as a transitional zone between the original farmhouse and the converted bar. Read More

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Mid Century By Richard Dorman

It has been a while since my last post but I recently came a cross a house that I just had to share. This 1959 mid century by Richard Dorman has been meticulously renovated and looks almost original. The house is in Sherman Oaks California and on the market. Dare I say this house is as close to perfect as perfect could be, that is my opinion anyway. The house is part of the prestigious Sherman Oaks Estates and sits on a cul-de-sac occupying almost an acre. The terrazzo floors make such an amazing statement, they really set the time of construction. I also have to commend the owners and listing agent for leaving the owners furniture in for the house photos. I cringe when you see a house like this then they just fill it full of generic contemporary furniture. Read More

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Mid Century In Corona Del Mar California

This mid century in Corona Del Mar California is on the market. This 1962 mid century house recently went through a renovation. For the most part I like what was done but I feel like there is a lack of warmth. I personally would have taken a wall or two and applied some nice walnut veneer. The exterior architecture is my favorite part of the home. All white with a low sprawling profile is how I like them. I do appreciate the landscaping, it does a great job at complimenting the home and gives a preview of where the house is located. If I just had 5 million I might consider it. Read More