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Two modern homes in the Los Angeles area.

If you ever need a Realtor in the Los Angeles Los Feliz area you may want to look up Michael Locke. I have posted about his pictures and listings before and just recently some others came up that were pretty nice. Michael gave me permission to share these. The first house is the William A. Leone Residence, William A. Leone c.1959. This home is quite a stunner, you can READ MORE here. The second house is the Hiram Kwan Residence, James Stevens c.1977 and you can READ MORE here. If you have a Flickr account it wouldn’t hurt to follow Michael. He doesn’t always post modern but when he does it is amazing.

los angeles, MIchael Locke,mid century,mcm

los angeles, MIchael Locke,mid century,mcm
 

Modern home on Orcas Island by Gary Gladwish

This modern home on Orcas Island by Gary Gladwish was one’s forty year dream. I love the house but the story is just as nice. The owner visited the site forty years earlier, only to return and build this stunner. The mix of black, white and rust on the exterior is just perfect. The front pivoting door is such a great design element. The view is only expanded with how the house opens to the landscape. What a serene place to live, I couldn’t image.

orcas island,modern architecture,gary gladwish

orcas island,modern architecture,gary gladwish
 

Modern expansion by Pendal and Neille

This modern expansion by Pendal and Neille is minimal excellence. What is not to love about this house? The interiors are pretty much void of anything warm and fuzzy but at the same time all of the wood makes for a warmer environment. The movement of natural light throughout the interiors was achieve by skylights and walls of glass. I have a great appreciation and love for the merging of old and new. The brick reminds the tenants of where the house came from.

modern expansion,architecture, pendal neille

modern expansion,architecture, pendal neille
 

Mid century in Mexico City – NOWNESS

Mid century in Mexico City, where Fernando Romero was kind enough to share his amazing home with the life style magazine NOWNESS. “Designed in 1955 by homegrown architect Francisco Artigas, the house is located in the leafy suburbs of Mexico City, adjacent to one of largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere”. This is the first time that Fernando has let anyone inside his home and I must say “THANK YOU”. The home is picture perfect in my mind when I think of the highest level of design for mid century architecture. I love the steel and glass structures of this time period. If you are not familiar with NOWNESS, take the time today and watch some of the beautiful documentaries/short stories that can be found there.

mid century in mexico city, mid century modern, architecture,design, nowness

mid century in mexico city, mid century modern, architecture,design, nowness
 

Stonewood by Breathe Architecture

The Stonewood house by Breathe Architecture has some nice design elements that echo throughout the house. The repetition of pattern is found in the finishes both on the exterior and interior of this house. One thing that I have never seen in an architects portfolio is the use of people or “characters” in their photos. The characters in the house reflect the name of the project. In this case it is a man pounding a stone. Make sure to check out the “red cross house” and the “model house”. I like it, very original.

breathe architecture,modern house,architects,design

breathe architecture,modern house,architects,design
 

Mid century modern Illinois

Don’t mind me, just stalking this nice little mid century modern Illinois house for sale. I love how the exterior feels small and set back but due to the large windows and open floor plan the house feels a lot bigger on the inside. The wood slatted ceilings are what make this house for me. I might have a hard time living with the bathrooms, which seem to be original. Kitchen cabinetry and bathroom tile by Paul McCobb, yes please. How about the basement, has a groovy lounge feel to it. This would be the perfect house for me to nest in.

mid century modern illinois,mcm,modern architecture

mid century modern illinois,mcm,modern architecture
 


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