When you’ve found the Mid-Century Modern home of yours dreams, it’s only natural you want to give painstaking attention to the details of decorating. You want to highlight the MCM characteristics that you’ve come to love – the open spaces, minimalist designs, and flat linear planes – but you also don’t want to feel like you are living in a time capsule.
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October 1, 2015
September 27, 2015
Modern home enthusiasts have many things to get excited about these days, with the ever-increasing public interest in MCM design and style. The Orange County home market has benefited from this surge in popularity. The area boasts many mid-century modern homes, with a small number regularly coming onto the market. Homebuyers are sweeping them up, especially the sensitively remodeled modern homes.
September 23, 2015
Mid-century modern Architect Richard Neutra’s work spans the world with many of his building situated in Los Angeles. The design legend also left his mark in Orange County. Although some of his original buildings have since been irrevocably altered or even torn down, often in favor of more contemporary designs, plenty remain intact after all these years.
September 20, 2015
Next up, let’s take a look at Case Study House #10. Although it wasn’t commissioned by Arts and Architecture, the house was included upon its completion in 1947 to maintain continuity in the program’s numbering system. Designed by a father and son team of architects, Kemper Nomland and Kemper Nomland Jr., the house exemplifies the low cost modern building design that later became a widespread trend throughout Southern California.
August 28, 2015
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.
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.