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January 31, 2018

1. Origin: The Futuro House was designed in 1968 by Finnish designer Matti Suuronen. Its design was originally commissioned to be used as a holiday home or après ski lodge, with its curved dome roof allowing it to easily shed snow.

 (Source: http://www.futurohouse.net/photos.htm )

2. Cost: The Futuro was originally priced at $12,000 USD, which included all the built in furniture and facilities. That's equivalent to about $80,000 in today's money, factoring in inflation.

3. Portability: The Futuro House was ligh...

January 26, 2018

If you're looking for mid century modern homes for sale, then you're in the right place! This week, we'd like to bring your attention to homes in Florida, Michigan and New Jersey. In Tallahassee, you can find an entire acre of lakefront property and an Ocala block home for $250,000. If your budget is closer to a million, there are stunning architect-designed homes to choose from. Check them all out below.

Dan Duckham Masterpiece in Lauderdale by the Sea, FL - 2,954 sqft. ($948,888)

Dan Duckham began practicing architecture i...

January 22, 2018

Before we moved to Michigan, we briefly looked at homes in Northern Florida. Jacksonville and the surrounding area has a lot of affordable and interesting mid-century properties, but one in particular immediately caught our eye. The Butterfly House, designed by architect Bob Broward, was one of those truly incredible homes that you're instinctively drawn to. We toured the home in 2015 when it was first on the market, but it ultimately wasn't to be. We followed the sale of the house and were thrilled to learn that it ended...

January 19, 2018

This week's mid-century modern real estate roundup includes a wide range of properties. At one end of the spectrum, there's a pristine Frank Lloyd Wright home for sale in New York at $1.5 million. At the other end, there's a Futuro House that is basically an MCM UFO shell for sale at $50,000. Check them all out below!

Serious MCM Curb Appeal in Englewood, CO - 1964 sqft. ($335,000)

This 1962 design looks like it is about to take off! Really cool front of the house, raised up above the street for privacy on the uppe...

January 18, 2018

Whether you're in the process of buying a mid-century modern home in Palm Springs, South Florida or anywhere in between, you might also be facing the prospect of a swimming pool. Of course, there are plenty of pros and cons of having a swimming pool, regardless of the style. If your home already has a swimming pool, or if you're thinking about adding one, then find out how to ensure that it matches your mid-century style and is in keeping with the era, design and architecture of your home.

Should Your Mid-Century Home...

January 12, 2018

This week, a Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish, Montana, was demolished. Although it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the structure from 1958 was literally torn down in the dark of night. If total demolition can happen to Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, it can happen to them all. If you're in the market for a mid-century modern home, consider one of these great properties from around the country. Know anyone thinking about buying a home? Send them some of these Zillow listings and encourage them...

January 5, 2018

In the market for a mid-century modern home? There are so many incredible MCM homes out there, and it's wonderful when amazing residences find caring owners. This week, we're featuring California ranches, FLW-inspired homes and even some stunning Japanese design.

Sprawling MCM Ranch in Yucca Valley, CA - 3,975 sqft ($389,000)

This is a great example of the Modern California Ranch home popularized by Architect/Builder Cliff May. Built in 1963, this home includes beamed ceilings, original features such as a retro fireplace and...

January 3, 2018

This post goes a little against the grain of our typical MCM blog posts! While many of us have cats, their litter boxes are often an eyesore. You can buy mid-century modern cat litter boxes online, but at some seriously steep prices. So, here is a simple tutorial for a DIY mid-century modern cat little box. As a bonus, it requires very little in the way of tools or experience. 

Back in Florida we owned a beautiful but small house and with three feisty feline friends sharing the place with us, we wanted to find the best way...

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