The Invermay House by Moloney Architecture is a beautiful geometric house full of amazing materials. The “wood boxes” counter positioned with the “concrete boxes” make for a dynamic family home. The fire place is a focal point in the family room with its custom wood holder base. The cantilevers on the house push past the cubes creating another dramatic visual plane. The bathroom is so minimal and modern.
This Energy Star modern home was found while I was snooping around ModernCharlotte.com. It ought my attention for its clean design but also that it appears to be a grouping of similar homes or small condos. I have always loved the idea of doing a community of new modern homes. I like that these don’t look “contemporary” or “oh look we aded some more windows and slanted the roof”, they almost have a international feel. Designed by Liquid Design the home is Energy Star and is NC Healthy Built certified and uses 38% less energy than average homes.
This Mid Century Los Feliz home has past been sold but I came across the listing and really liked the updates that were done. The architect was not listed but the house was built in the 60’s. What ever was done in the kitchen looks great, I can’t tell if those are the original cabinets or not. The entrance to the house, AMAZING! The entrance with its orange doors make for a grand hello when entering the house. Maybe we all would have different choices on the furnishings but I think they did a great job on the remodel. Oh, and I like the repurposed credenzas in the bathrooms.
The EG House by Play Arquitetura is an amazing mix of concrete and glass. The structure of the two long boxes stacked in opposite directions make for a dramatic dream house. If I lived there I sure wouldn’t complain about the views, especially with all of that deck space. The owners have amazing taste in furniture and design.
Maybe you have already seen Case Study House 26 or the Harrison House designed by Beverley David Thorne. The house was sponsored as a demonstration project by Bethlehem Steel Company and Twentieth Century Homes in 1962-1963. Harrison House is the only Case Study house in Norther California. I can’t believe the openness of this home, the views to the outside just go on forever. The steel structure is my favorite element of this house, maybe because it isn’t all that common. Maybe because it is more permanent? The house is currently on the market.
Australian Modernist architect Stan Symonds designed this dream of a home in 1959. Symonds was smitten with round forms and how people would live and thrive in them. The round concrete balconies give this house a dramatic feature that is not to common in MCM architecture. I love the metal screening around the master bedroom, it almost has a wonderful sculptural feel to it. This structure in my mind goes way beyond the typical post and beam construction and is truly a piece of art. Did I mention it is currently for sale?