Casa Laura by Felipe Hess is just another wonderful example of the architecture that is produced by the firm. Based in São Paulo Brazil, there structures always meld with the landscape that the architecture occupies. The tropical feel of the lush landscape found around the grounds is a great connector to nature. The stone wall that runs the exterior and interior planes that bridge of inside and outside. I am quite fond of the mid century Brazilian designers and you can always find a few pieces in Hess’s projects. The sink in the bathroom, I think concrete, is a geometric marvel.
Palm Springs modern and the name Donald Wexler goes hand in hand. I am sure most of you have heard his name a time or two. Wexler lived in the home with his family for 38 years. In 2008 Wexler assisted with a precise restoration. “The perfect house”, I haven’t said it to many times but I feel I could certainly proclaim it here. The house is currently on the market.
“This restoration – which he considered to be the final evolution of his aesthetic – was awarded MOD COM’s 2009 Preservation of the Year. A privacy wall surrounds the house and newly-landscaped grounds, by William Kopelk and Marcello Villano. The pedestrian gate opens to reveal a gem-like transparency of floor-to-ceiling glass walls and wide overhangs, all engendered by the post and beam construction. Taking cues from his mentor, Richard Neutra, Wexler “pinwheels” the floor plan so rooms open readily to the many terraces and salt-water pool.”
This Mid Century revival in Virginia is the work of Cook Architecture and Michael Shapiro of Modern Capital. I seriously can’t believe the transformation this property went through, if you follow the link there are some pictures of what it looked like.“the house incorporates an original small 1951 Charles Goodman mid-century home into a new modern oasis with walls of glass and a spectacular cantilevered private master suite. The 2,311 square-foot home on a .6 acre wooded lot has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and two-car garage.” I think they did a phenomenal job an making a seamless addition. I like the stepped levels of the house culminating in the master suite.
This Mid Century in Melbourne has been lovingly taken care of. Its no wonder that the house belongs to a furniture designer. It looks as though the kitchen is the newest remodeled portion of the house. I think the kitchen was done in great taste and fits the house nicely. I love the story about Grazia Materia going around to new mid century modern home owners in the neighborhood and “making sure” they are keeping true to the design. I also applaud the house not being over stuffed, at times I have that problem. You can check out more amazing home at the Design Files
This Pasadena mid century home by John Kelsey and Thornton Ladd is a beautiful flat roofed gem. I have to say that I am more fond of the flat roof versus the pitched post and beam. I love how the house wraps almost giving a hug to the pool. The formal entrance gallery is composed of a Miesian glass box making quite the welcome statement. The other element I like is the round wall in the dining room. The round table echo the shape creating a harmonious room.
The Kerridge House is a pretty incredible place. Designed by Virginia Kerridge in 2011 is actually a house and an apartment. Currently on the market in the Sydney beachside suburb of Coogee. The first thing I noticed or that caught my attention was of course the amazing furnishing. There are plenty of big name represented, plenty of Danish and little Eames. I like how the house opens up to the outside, it feels like just about every room in the house has a large glass window that opens blurring the lines between interior and exterior.