Mid-Century Modern Real Estate For Sale: June 28th, 2019

This week's mid-century modern real estate picks are diverse, which just shows the wide range of styles that can fit under the umbrella term of "MCM". There's an impressive dome house in Wisconsin, classic post and beam design in Oregon, an inexpensive MCM home in Oklahoma, minimalism in Utah and an original courtyard home in Texas. Check them out! Modern Dome House in Madison, WI - 1,451 sqft. ($449,900) This unique modern dome house was built in 1952 and boasts a 14' ceiling in the main domed great room. Fantastic windows and a very liveable, cohesive design throughout the space. The carport is integrated into the house beautifully, and the home has lots of natural light. Definitely a uniq

Mid-Century Modern Real Estate For Sale: June 14th, 2019

As we are moving swiftly into the warmest season, we are also gravitating toward amazing homes that also have access to some water. Each of the homes in this week's mid-century modern real estate roundup are either close to a lake, next to the ocean or boast a refreshing swimming pool. They may call for very deep pockets but they are oh so good! Winston Elting home in Coloma, MI - 2,000 sqft. ($2,449,000) This is a drool-worthy 1956 modern home by Winston Elting of Chicago firm (Paul) Schweikher & Elting. Love the public/private side contrasts with nothing but brick facing the road and all glass facing Lake Michigan. Beautiful setting and this house makes the most of it. Fantastic connection

Mid-Century Modern Real Estate For Sale, June 7th, 2019.

This week's real estate roundup includes great design all across the country. Plenty of architect-designed houses by the likes of Alden B. Dow and John Randal McDonald, among others. It's also a reminder about the value of good photography and staging when selling a mid-century modern home - sometimes the listings leave a lot to be desired! Check out these newly-listed properties in Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and Wisconsin. Alden B. Dow Home in Okemos, MI - 2,522 sqft. ($325,000) This stunning home designed by Alden B. Dow was built in 1960. It is in amazing condition and is situated on a half-acre lot. There is so much to love about this house. Look for the classic details, loads of light a

Architect at Home: Paul Schweikher's House in Schaumburg, IL.

Back in March we put together a blog post on a unique house in Arizona by architect Paul Schweikher and his partner Winston Elting. Ever since, I had been longing to visit Schweikher's own home in Schaumburg, Illinois, a north west suburb of Chicago, which has been incredibly well-preserved by the second owners. Fortunately for us, it is now run by the City of Schaumburg as a house museum. Architect's homes are always a microcosm of ideas at work - some tried and true, some undergoing the testing phase and some hinted at - and the Schweikher house doesn't disappoint. It is hard to believe the first phase was completed in 1938, as the design seems so fresh. Like most great mid-century modern

Photo Tour and Trip Review of the TWA Flight Center and Hotel at JFK

Two weeks ago, we stayed at the newly restored TWA Flight Center and newly constructed TWA Hotel at JFK Airport in NYC for a couple of days. For modern architecture lovers like us it was an absolute treat and if you have the chance, we definitely recommend visiting. Whether you have a night to spend in NYC or you're at JFK with a long layover, this is the place to be. Built in 1959 and expanded in 1962, the structure is possibly the best known testament to when air travel was promoted as an experience - before high-volume, discount travel took over and the terminal was deemed obsolete. ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE The flight center really is a tour-de-force of architect Eero Saarinen's sensual desig

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