You could live here if you did. Click the link for a helluva slideshow.
Well, nothing yanks my crank like MCM seamlessly merged with traditional classic architecture. This vignette just looks ridiculously warm, comfortable, and inviting. Can’t you picture yourself relaxing in one of those chairs with a cocktail and a good book on your iPad? I can.
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).
This is hilarious.
Apparently the interior of my condo would be considered a war crime or something.
The artist’s paintings grace the wall of their mid-century modern style living room.
MCM furniture is particularly suited to small rooms, as is obvious with this tiny Craftsman-style living room.
I like to run a snap of this iconic home called “The Glass House” every once in a while.
Great photospread here. Check it out!
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.
I would very much like to live in this house.
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.
I wasn’t biking when I lived in Chicago, but it is a pretty, toddling town, (in the spring, summer, and fall, at least), and it is mostly flat.
This is a gorgeous work of MCM genius from Richard Neutra.
Check out the entire slideshow.
I like this update. Read the whole thing – some great pics.
Always worth re-running this iconic Pierre Koenig shot ofthe Stahl Case Study #22 house.
I love this guy’s work. Click the link for more.
This is about as pure a distillation of the MCM ethos as you are likely to find. I might change out that sofa, but otherwise….
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.
The heart of MCM residential architecture was the post and beam constructed house. It is still a landmark of simplicity and beauty.
Mid-century Modern Glass, Stone & Wood Home on Lake Oscawana » Mid century Modern Glass Home livingroom
This is a spectacular house. Do check out the slideshow, and try not to drool on your keyboard as you do so.
I like this room a lot. In fact, I like the whole house a lot. Check out the entire photospread.
Actually, check out the entire site. They’ve got some spectacular photography there.