This 1963 mid century modern beach house just moments from the beach at Hayling Island, Hampshire is stunning. If someone said MCM beach house, this is not the image that would pop into my head. The horizontal running boards on the ceilings and floors matched with the white brick walls are so nice. The stairs leading to the lower level are a fantastic architectural element. I am not usually a fan of Verner Panton but the cone chairs look so good in theta room.
When I came across this apartment in BO BEDRE all I could see is Designer Danish. The interiors of this place are so warm and inviting. Maybe its all of the wood pieces that provide a certain warmth. The layout and placement feels so easy and not to contrived, although I am sure everything is in it’s place. What’s this another Finn Juhl Egyptian chair dinning set? What does this mean? Maybe, just maybe I am destine for a set of my own? Ya, probably not, one can dream though.
The Cube House by AR Architects is a great exercise in restraint and need. The long concrete bench that runs the length of the house and then continues into the exterior courtyard is my favorite part of this clever house. The way the home opens to the exterior makes this smaller house bigger, expanding its living space. I would probably have to throw down a few rugs as there are plenty of hard surfaces in this home but I guess that is a matter of preference.
Bodron + Fruit has done some amazing renovations but this Edward Larrabee Barnes home stood out to me. The first picture almost looks like a painting or illustration because of the color blocking and minimalist approach to the house. The interiors are pretty outstanding with some beautiful key pieces. You know that Finn Juhl Egyptian chair dinning set made me green with envy. The lower level is immensely open giving the owners enough space do display their collections. More about Edward Larrabee Barnes
What can you buy for 5.4 Million? How about Richard Neutra’s Pitcairn House. This might be old news but I recently came across the listing and saw my dream house. For me, and most MCM fans, Neutra’s work is the pinnacle of mid century residential architecture. Most MCM houses that are amazing or pedigreed still have one room or element that makes me say in my mind “I would have to change that”. Not the case here, I could move right in and take this home to my grave, so much amazingness. I will save you all of the details as you can read it in the listing.
I love to see architecture in different countries and this interview with Gwen & Gawie Fagan, an architect in South Africa is great. I hope some day I will be able to design my own house and grow old in it. Freunde von Freunden always has some of the best interviews of creative people from around the world. Make sure to click over and read the interview.