Alyssa and Barnaby completed a huge remodel in their newly purchased Dean Brother’s late mid-century modern home and the results are stunning. They now can say they have their “MCM Dream Home”! When we last met with the couple, they were in the midst of their remodel, which they began almost immediately after purchasing the house. The couple needed extra space for their growing family and home-based market research and communications consultancy.
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August 28, 2015
August 25, 2015
Mid Century Modern landscapes seem simple. So, why is that minimalism seems to play so well in other MCM components but so many times, when it comes to landscaping, instead of “spartan” and “clean” it comes off as barren and bleak?
August 17, 2015
Built on a bluff above the Pacific in 1950, the Entenza House is considered the twin of the Eames House in terms of structure and building materials. But, the similarities stop there. The Eames house is horizontal while the Entenza house is vertical, and perhaps more importantly, they fulfill totally different needs.
August 13, 2015
Surf City USA boasts one of the most stunning Neutra designs in existence, the Huntington Beach Central Library. The late modern multi-level structure was designed by Richard and Dion Neutra Architecture Firm and finished in 1975. The Central Library is a pillar of culture, knowledge and community for Huntington Beach residents and visitors.
July 30, 2015
Up next in the series, let’s take a look at the most widely recognized Case Study Home, and one of the most influential landmarks of modern architecture. Perched atop a 150foot cliff in the Pacific Palisades, Case Study House #8, known as the Eames House, attracts visitors from around the world. In the words of Arts & Architecture Editor John Entenza, the house
July 22, 2015
The perfect home was waiting for Alyssa and Barnaby in peaceful, family-oriented South Orange County suburbia. The home just needed their special touch to make it all theirs – and they were up for the challenge.
July 13, 2015
Case Study House #6 “Omega” and Case Study House #13 “Alpha”: Neighborhoods Redefined by a Thought Experiment
Neutra’s “Alpha” and “Omega” are the exception. Next up in the series, we’ll take a look at how his elaborate narrative of imaginary clients introduced modern architecture to the traditional neighborhood.
July 7, 2015
At night, the walkable nature of Old Towne Orange makes it the perfect spot for drinking and dining. With a wide assortment of restaurants and watering holes packed into a relatively small area, there’s something for every taste. So designate a driver (or Uber it), and let your night of revelry begin.