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February 23, 2018

The homes this week have been selected for their design, original features and in some cases because they are at risk from developers. Please share the listings with people who may be interested in saving these great properties.

Redwood Beauty in Bloomington, IN - 2,418 sqft. ($350,000)

This property is an eye-catching mid-century modern design with a nice carport / port cochere. It also boasts a double height entry and beautiful redwood panelling inside and out. This is a home with lots of original features and plenty of sp...

February 19, 2018

In the 1930s, a type of artificial leather was created called Naugahyde. When you’re buying vintage mid-century modern furniture, you’ll deal with Naugahyde upholstery quite a bit. Naugahyde was cheaper than leather, durable and relatively easy to clean. Since it could be manufactured in large rolls, it also allowed furniture to be covered without visible seams.

In promotional materials, there was a definite tongue-in-cheek campaign suggesting that Naugahyde was the hide of an animal called a Nauga. If you’re interested, yo...

February 16, 2018

This week we have a selection of the most interesting mid-century modern homes on the market across the country. Some are true time capsules that have been kept in immaculate condition while others will need a bit of work before they are perfect.

Lakefront Gem in Clinton, NC - 3,794 sqft. ($338,000)

Pristine 1962 ranch with the coolest kitchen you'll ever see. There are so many great features: The copper fireplace, hanging kitchen cabinets and original appliances, planter in entry and the stunning tongue and groove ceiling.

C...

February 13, 2018

Forgot to buy a Valentine's Day card for the MCM enthusiast in your life? Not a problem. We've got a few that you can share or print as a last-minute option. Mid-century modern fans need love too.

February 11, 2018

This one is for all you chair geeks / design nerds out there. (I'm one!) While we were living in Florida in 2015, I picked up a bargain chair ($10) that I nicknamed 'The Batman Chair' as it looked like the seat of the Batmobile.  After identifying it online as a Jerry Johnson Sling Chair I dug a bit deeper and found the design patent, including it in my listing.

199,621 Patented Nov. 24, 1964 United States Patent Office ARMCHAIR Jerry Johnson, Malibu; Calif. Charlton Company Inc., Fitchburg, Mass.

I took some...

February 9, 2018

This week's listings include homes by Starchitect Bruce Goff and another by one of his students. Also featured are homes with unique roof lines and huge window walls - all features we love. Check out the listings and help preserve these architectural treasures. If you're selling a mid-century modern home, or there's one in your neighborhood you want to protect, email it to us! If we like it, we'll include it in our next weekly roundup.

Bruce Goff Masterpiece in Joplin, MO - 2,480 sqft. ($210,000)

Architect Bruce Goff's...

February 4, 2018

We'll never turn down any opportunity to tour an amazing mid-century modern home. When that home also happens to be a Usonian home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright? Well, that's a no brainer: Of course we're going. 

The Laurent House is a unique home for a number of reasons. First, of course, it's a Usonian home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It's also the only home FLW ever designed for a person with a disability. That unique set of requirements influenced some elements of the home, but still embraced the concepts for which...

February 2, 2018

This week's listings include a few time capsules: Some are perfect and move-in ready, while one is a complete fixer-upper bargain. As always, these homes are highlighted to reach sympathetic home seekers who will buy, not to bulldoze them for the land, but to cherish them. If you know of a home that needs to be highlighted, please get in touch with us!

Stunning Modern Design in Sacramento, CA - 3,200sq ft. ($1,300,000)

Carter Sparks is one of the most under-appreciated mid century modern architects and th...

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