This minimal house by Dorrington Atcheson Architects is so clean lined. I have always been drawn to flat roofed houses that consisted of geometric box shaped levels. The floor plan of this house is so open, even the bedroom doors/walls open up to create larger living spaces. Even the shower with all of its walls of glass gives the feeling of now walls or boundaries.
This mid century in Los Angeles by William Fuller was an existing duplex but was then converted into a single residence. For the most part I like the conversion but some of the feature are a little contemporary for me, AKA the bathrooms. I’m am not saying I wouldn’t live there it is quite nice. One thing I can appreciate is the fact that they furnished the house well and listed the home with furnishings. I come across so many listings of amazing MCM houses that are jus empty.
This steel framed mid century home has some design elements of an Eichler house. The architectural pieces that I am very drawn to are those steel beams running throughout the house. Where these beams over kill in terms of strength? I don’t know but I certainly like them. The structure allows for some amazing wide open space living. The house is currently on the market over in Palm Springs. Not pictured is the sunken tub/shower, that thing is sweet.
This amazing eclectic mid century home designed in the 1940s by J. R. Davidson belongs to Trina Turk and Jonathan Skow. The interiors offer a nice mix of styles but mostly mid century. I personally would have loved to see more of the exteriors of the house. There are many styles represented, coming from different countries. The diversity of “modern” styles from other countries does not effect the flow and harmony of the interiors rather it works together nicely.
Modern on Shelter Island by Tamarkin Co., is a beautifully simple mid century styled home right on the beach. A faction home for its owners but I personally could set a permanent stay. I might take a guess as to why so much wood was used, maybe it helps the vacationers feel like they have gone to the great outdoors? Maybe it yeps them feel like it is nothing compared to what their permanent home is like.
This A. Quincy Jones home was captured so well by Photographer Jake Stangel. What I like about this series of images, is the feeling. The lighting and the subject matter doesn’t scream “look I am mid century”. The rooms are warm and intimate and feel like they were capture in the moment. Don’t get me wrong I love a perfectly staged mid century house with everything in its place but these ad a human factor. I thank Jake for letting me share his images, check out the rest of his work as he has done some shoots for dwell.