June 19, 2017

In 2016, we were fortunate enough to have a private tour of the Corbusierhaus in Berlin. Designed by Le Corbusier according to his principles of Unité d'Habitation, this structure has a fascinating history. It's also one of the few Corbusier structures that you can tour, despite the fact that it remains a residential property. 

Following World War II, Berlin's citizens were in desperate need of accommodation. The Interbau International Building Exhibition was one way to deal with the housing shortage, and the likes of...

June 15, 2017

Selling a mid-century modern home can be a little bit of a challenge. On one hand, you’ve got a great product and a built-in audience that will appreciate the unique design quality of your property. On the other hand, you’re bound to run into a few people who don’t appreciate MCM style, or who have plans to remodel or even - gasp! - rebuild on the site. Here are some tips to help you stage a mid-century modern home for sale that can help you sell your home faster and to a buyer who will appreciate the property.

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June 15, 2017

We recently had the chance to visit the Bell Labs Complex in Holmdel, New Jersey. Designed by Eero Saarinen and completed in 1962, this is definitely one of the coolest mid-century commercial structures in the country. While most people know Saarinen's iconic Tulip Table and Chairs, or are familiar with the TWA Flight Center, the Bell Labs Complex is a lesser-known gem. However, it's unlikely to stay that way for long!

The Bell Labs Complex was abandoned and sat empty for years, but it is undergoing a serious restoration. B...

June 15, 2017

There’s something deliciously satisfying about watching an episode of House Hunters. It’s so easy to hate the men and women who traipse around houses, condos and apartments, picking out fatal flaws like paint colors or cabinet fronts. Here at Trystcraft, it isn’t unusual for us to watch an episode or two (or five) with a drink in hand. 

House Hunters has been on the air since 1999, and there are currently over 1,770 episodes. Sadly, very few of those episodes featured mid-century architecture! If you’re a fellow House Hunte...

June 12, 2017

One of the great things about owning a business like Trystcraft is having the opportunity to meet like-minded people. On any given day, we might be discovering wonderful homes on Instagram, touring museums exhibits via Facebook or meeting local artists, dealers and restoration experts in person. 

We're excited to start a monthly blog post called What We're Loving. This is a space where we share the love and showcase some of the most exciting, interesting and attractive things we've come across that month. Without further ad...

June 6, 2017

150 years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Wisconsin. Between his birth in 1867 and his death in 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright designed over 1,000 structures. He is arguably the most significant and best-known American architect of all time, and he introduced the idea of organic architecture to the world.

Frank Lloyd Wright was more just an accomplished architect. He was truly a visionary, bringing innovation to commercial buildings and simple family homes alike. He is best known for his schools, Taliesin and Taliesin West, a...

June 5, 2017

On June 15, 1917, Paul McCobb was born in Medford, Massachusetts. If McCobb was still alive, today would have marked his 100th birthday. Sadly, the famed furniture designer passed away in 1969, but his designs and impact on the furniture world live on to this day.

Paul McCobb began his life with the desire to become an artist, and he studied art in Boston, Massachusetts. After serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, McCobb found his calling as a design and decorating consultant for Martin Feinman’s Modernage Furniture in...

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