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.
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July 22, 2015
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.
June 16, 2015
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Orange County is hosting their 2015 Eichler Home Tour on Saturday, June 27th from 5pm to 8:30pm. MCM enthusiasts can tour five Eichler homes in Orange along a one-mile route.
June 7, 2015
Next in the series, let’s take a look at Whitney R. Smith’s Case Study House #5,often referred to as the “Loggia House.” While other architects at the time experimented with the concept of “bringing the outdoors in,” Smith took that idea one step further by incorporating outdoor living right into the floor plan.
April 14, 2015
You know spring is in full affect and summer is around the corner when the Floral Park Neighborhood Association hosts the annual Floral Park Home & Garden Tour! To celebrate we are giving away 2 FREE tickets to his years Home & Garden Tour!
March 31, 2015
I had the pleasure of visiting 4th Street Market Food Hall during its preview at the February 2015 Savor Santa Ana. While there, I enjoyed an assortment of delicious snacks for pre-purchased tickets. At Electric City Butcher I sampled a meat pate atop a cracker, with mustard and pickled cabbage. It was a scrumptious little bite of heaven. From Noodle Tramp we enjoyed a Thai noodle dish that knocked my socks off.
March 23, 2015
Up next in the series, we’ll take a look at Case Study House #4, designed by Ralph Rapson for Arts & Architecture magazine at just 31 years old. His design remained unbuilt at the time, but was eventually constructed in 1989 as part of the indoor exhibit “Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.