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April 27, 2018

This week we have a great rage of modern properties to suit all budgets. Each home is architecturally unique and shows real character. We'd buy them all if we could!

Bold Modern Home in Sycamore, IL - 3,270 sqft. ($319,900)

A real eye-catcher here in the form of very large and light-filled house. Entering between two blank faced volumes (the garage and rear of the house) the architect has set up a wonderful reveal moment as you step into the open plan living area. Love the banks of doors opening out onto the balcony. Beautif...

April 20, 2018

Some real mid-century modern stunners this week including a time capsule in Middletown, NY, two homes designed by famous architects and a couple of bargain properties thrown in for good measure. As always, we're bringing attention to architecturally interesting properties that deserve to be saved, restored and lived in for many years to come. If you know of any other properties we should feature or even your own MCM house, contact us and we'll take a look.

Time Capsule in Middletown, NY - 3,068 sqft. ($299,900)

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April 13, 2018

This week we have a selection of incredible mid-century modern homes currently for sale across the United States. There's a 1963 beauty in New York, some modern charmers in Georgia and Louisiana, a true time capsule in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and an incredible light-filled house in Oregon with mountain views. 

In the market for a mid-century modern home? One of these picks might be right for you. 

Warm Wooded Wonder in Pomona, NY - 1,806 sqft. ($449,000)

Clad in redwood on the exterior and cedar on the interior, this 1963 h...

April 10, 2018

In art, design and architecture, scale and proportion are incredibly important. You're probably already familiar with some of these concepts, such as the Fibonacci Sequence or the Golden Ratio. Architect Le Corbusier embraced this philosophy with his use of the so-called Modulor Man, a fictional man standing at exactly six feet tall. 

Where did six feet come from? Well..the Modulor Man isn't exactly six feet tall, after all. Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, also known as Le Corbusier, was a French designer and architect. So...

April 6, 2018

This week we have another selection of great architecture for sale including one of architect Minoru Yamasaki's most recognizable commercial buildings, a huge mid-century home for a very reasonable price in Ohio and a very original California modern built by its owner. 

Minoru Yamasaki's Reynolds Metals Building, Southfield, MI - 34,144 sqft. ($900,000)

The Detroit modernist architect's creation showcased the Reynolds Metals Company's aluminum product by dramatically cladding the entire outside in a decorative suns...

April 4, 2018

Dansk Designs - sounds pretty Danish, right? Dansk literally means "Danish" in Denmark's native language. Plus, most of the Dansk Designs collection ( a staggering 4,000+ pieces by some estimates) were created by a Danish designer: Jens Quistgaard. Yet the company's origin was firmly rooted in the United States.  Danish creativity and design paired with American production and marketing created one of the most iconic mid-century modern brands in the world.

 Source: The Austin American, Feb. 28th, 1960)

Jens Harald Quistgaard...

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