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July 15, 2018

In 1956, the Woman's Home Companion (WHC) magazine commissioned a house designed by famous modernist architect Paul Rudolph. The September issue included a 20 page spread on the unique design. It covered many features aimed at improving the quality of life for its inhabitants, hence  the name "The House for Family Living'. The article was published to coincide with the completion of a display model home. The WHC promoted the project in local newspapers, inviting the public to view it.

This blog article c...

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...

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 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...

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