This Mid century rental in Lakeland, Florida is a superb example of MCM. Most of us that are mid century fans would look at this house and say to ourselves “this is a rental?” or at let I did. It would definitely be a way for someone to experience the full effect of living in a “perfect” mid century house with amazing furnishings. “This home located in Lakeland Florida is part of the lesser known Sarasota School of mid-century architecture. Developed and founded by famed architects Paul Rudolph, Gene Leedy and Mark Hampton, they were the vanguard of a thriving east coast architectural movement that closely mirrored the Case Study projects on the west coast.”
Philip Johnson’s Wiley House is currently on the market. I know we have all seen the house, well most of us. A complete dream house in all of the right ways. The juxtaposition of the old and new work in complete harmony. “Frank Gallipoli, president of an energy trading firm and art enthusiast, moved into the home in 1994 and found that, despite its pedigree, it needed work. He replaced the glass panels with double-paned windows, following the initial drawings. While any new owner can take advantage of Gallipoli’s work, there’s one aspect of living in the Wiley home that can’t be replicated. Gallipoli got to know Johnson during the end of the architect’s life, and even visited him at his famous glass house.” So if any of you have 14 million you have been saving for a house I would just go ahead and make the offer.
The Hide House by Cullinan Studio has a nice contemporary understated feel. The house was built around the clients mid century furniture collection. Could any of use have a house built around our furniture collection? Slowly raises hand. That staircase is like a functional sculpture, it would have been fun to fabricate. Overall the house is nice and minimal with clean lines, a perfect blank canvas for art and furniture.The last picture says it all, you know why it is called the hide house.
Whats not to love about Villa R by C.F. Møller. The daylight like basement was designed because of house size restrictions but it worked out great for this family that needed designated play ares for the kids. The front of the house could be mistaken as the back due to all of the glass windows which were an intentional design element to allow the owners full enjoyment of their surroundings. I appreciate the color palettes happening on the exteriors and interiors, well done!
From my family to yours, I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday season. Thanks so much for being part of Plastolux.
ON THE BACK
To live is to sink roots. Life is possible only to the extent that you find a place hospitable enough to receive you and allow you to settle down. What follows is a sort of symbiosis: Just as you grow into the world, the world grows into you. Not only do you occupy a certain place, but that place, in turn, occupies you. Its culture shapes the way you see the world, its language informs the way you think, its customs structure you as a social being. Who you ultimately are is determined to an important degree by the vast web of entanglements of “home.”
The Wisdom Of The Exile
By Costica Bradatan
This home and living art gallery was rescued and transformed into a space that could double as an art museum. The google translation was a little rough but from what I could gather, the owners have a pretty substantial collection of art and needed a space that could display it. For me, this home falls into the category of “dream space”. Wide open, glass and concrete can make for a beautiful structure such as this one. I could easily roam around the rooms of this home just as if I were at an art exhibition.