Save the Poor Chirruns!

15 Mid-Century Modern Dream Homes that will Kill Your Children | projectophile

The clean lines, the geometric decorative elements, the seamless blending of indoor and outdoor space… I sure do love mid-century modern architecture.

Do you know what I love more? My children. And that is why I will never live in my MCM dream home. Because mid-century modern architecture is designed to KILL YOUR CHILDREN. (Also, moderately clumsy or drunk adults).

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This is hilarious.

Apparently the interior of my condo would be considered a war crime or something.

Doorway Into MCM

Mid-century Modern Doors | Modern Eve

In order to give the potential front door a fair chance, I decided that I need to do some research to see what kind of front door I would actually choose on my own. Enter Crestview Doors, an Austin-based company that offers authentic mid-century modern custom doors and Doorlite Kits. Consider my search over. The coolest part is that they have this amazing online tool called the Door-o-Vision. You upload a photo of your home and are able to virtually test any door style. That poor hand-me-down door doesn’t have a chance now.

The one at the bottom, left, is identical to the front door of the house I lived in as a kid, built in 1960.

Fashionable Forever

atomic ranch: midcentury marvels

Real estate, like people, follows fashion trends. One year historic bungalows and cottages sell like hotcakes, the next everyone’s moving to a downtown condo. But during the past decade, modern homes—those minimalist, open-air residences that came of age in the middle of the 20th century—have experienced a renaissance. These days, mid-century modern homes are stylish and architecturally hip places to live.

I think people have been saying that MCM is “back in fashio” ever since the 1940s. As far as I can tell, it never left fashion.

A Great MCM House In Spokane

Awesome Mid-Century Modern Design: Ferris Home by Bruce Walker in Spokane | 2Modern Blog

How about some Mid-Century Modern-ness this lovely Monday?!!? We’ve got the gorgeous photos of a house in Spokane, Washington, designed in 1954 and built in 1955. It’s considered by many to be the best example of Mid-Century design in Spokane, but also the best example of work done by MCM architect Bruce Walker. Known as the Ferris House, it’s located on East 16th Avenue.

What a great house!

Check out the entire slideshow. I love that kitchen.