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December 28, 2017

These mid-century homes are all properties we love, and ones we hope will find considerate and passionate owners! If you're looking for mid-century homes for sale, then one of these could be the right fit. This week we feature an iconic Palm Desert house that comes with $50,000 to help defray renovation costs as well as homes elsewhere in California, Washington, Oregon and Connecticut.

Walter White Wave House in Palm Desert, CA - 800 sqft. (Auction Price, no Minimum)

Just outside of Palm Springs is Palm Desert, where you'll...

December 27, 2017

Beginning in May of 2017, we began to restore our flat roof, interior beams and clerestory windows. Watch a slideshow of the process and read all about it.

December 22, 2017

This is our fourth installment of mid-century modern homes for sale across the country. As always, these are homes that we love and think you might too.  This week's round-up boasts a range of prices starting at $54,000 and going all the way up to $549,00. A testament to the fact that mid-century modern architecture really can fit into any budget.

Starchitect Alfred Browning Parker Project in North Miami, FL - 1687 sqft. ($549,000)

A great opportunity to restore an early home by Alfred Browning Parker, South Florida's '...

December 19, 2017

For many of us, living in a mid-century modern home means doing what you can to embrace the original style of the home. Of course, it’s your home, and you should always decorate it according to your own style and taste. If you’re looking for some direction, then here are some mid-century modern color palettes that might work in your space.

Harvest gold is a classic mid-century modern color that you'll find in Frank Lloyd Wright homes and in George Nelson furniture designs. In the right fabric, harvest gold can be an iconic...

December 15, 2017

This is our third installment of mid-century modern homes for sale across the country. As always, these are homes that we love and think you might too. 

Paul Rudolph Biggs Residence in Delray Beach, FL - 4,327 sqft. ($1,395,000)

Built in 1956, this Paul Rudolph home is a just a block away from the beach. Plenty of glass and natural light bring the outdoors into the home. However, there's a catch: A recently built oversized addition has spoiled the clean lines and floating effect of the original. This one needs a purist...

December 12, 2017

Michigan has more than its fair share of excellent mid century modern architecture - and we love it! South West Michigan is home to not one but TWO Frank Lloyd Wright designed communities, one here in Kalamazoo (Parkwyn Village) and one in nearby Galesburg (The Acres). 

In June 2016, the Eppstein house at the Acres was purchased by Marika Broere and Tony Hillebrandt, a Dutch couple based near Toronto, Canada. A total restoration of the home has been going on for the past 18 months and it is now available to rent through...

December 11, 2017

As fans of mid-century modern furniture, we would argue that plenty of wonderful things came from the 1950s and 1960s. In design, architecture and fashion,  however, as in virtually all industries at the time, certain groups were underrepresented and unappreciated. One striking exception to the rule is Marimekko. Founded by a woman, featuring female designers and still employing a number of talented women (including their CEO), Marimekko is worthy of praise and recognition not just because of their history, but because of...

December 8, 2017

Imagine an architectural theme park made up of incredible homes designed by George Nelson, Paul Rudolph, Alden Dow and Buckminster Fuller. In 1956, that dream nearly became a reality. Naturally, we were intrigued. Read on to learn more about this project, and stay tuned to see how we bring one of the homes to life.

In 1956 a foundation was set up in Grand Rapids, MI, to plan and build an 'outside museum of houses' showcasing cutting-edge trends in architecture, construction and home goods. Called the 'Homestyle Center', the...

December 8, 2017

Are you looking for mid century modern homes? You're in the right place. This is our weekly round-up of MCM homes that are unique, attractive and waiting for the perfect buyer. The more interest we can generate, the more homes we can save! 

Usonian Home in Poquoson, VA - 946sqft.  ($384,000) 

Designed by FLW apprentice Ling Po in 1968, this is a small architectural gem ideally sited on a lake. Very cohesive ‘Usonian’ design with built in furniture, beautiful structural elements and recessed lighting.

See more photos and...

December 1, 2017

If you know me, then you know that architecture and design are my passions. Collecting amazing mid-century modern furnishings became a business partly because we had 20+ chairs in our tiny guest room! Unfortunately, our budget doesn't also allow for the collection of homes...so while we can't own a dozen or so mid-century modern homes, we can do our part to make sure they end up in the hands of people who appreciate great design. After the Kawahara home in Battle Creek was destroyed last month, it seems more important than...

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