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South Africa Modern

This South Africa modern, almost bunker style house looks like it would be a pretty amazing place to live. The vertical slat wall is a pretty unique design element mostly due to the fact that the slats are so thin. Picture three is stunning, the room opens right up to a modern landscaped garden. The warm woods and eclectic approach makes for some really nice interiors. I love the extending roofline over the back of the house, has the Southern California feel for sure.

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South Africa Modern,architecture,design,modern
 

Walsh St House by Robin Boyd

I have seen interiors from the Walsh St House by Robin Boyd before but I recently came across this great article at The Design Files. This house is quite amazing. Boyd designed this house in 1958 for himself and his family. Could you imagine owning this home? Tim’Rosso’ Ross, the owner when this article was written has a fantastic eye for mid century, the interiors are top notch. Make sure to go check out this piece as it is a great read and eduction about mid century modern in Australia.

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robin boyd,mid century,Australia,mcm
 

Howard Meyer renovation by Bodron + Fruit

Laste week I featured the renovation work of Bodron + Fruit and was torn as to which project to share so here was the “runner up”. This Howard Meyer renovation is a dream mid century modern house. I like the use of brick in the architecture of this house, it give it a substantial presence. The flat room also gives it a longer reach stance. The interiors are stunning. The staircase is a piece of artwork. I love all of the built-ins, a try sign of MCM.

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howard meyer, bordon fruit,mid century,renovation,mcm
 

PC House by Kengo Kuma and Associates

The PC House by Kengo Kuma and Associates is simply beautiful. Not that I know a lot about the Japanese culture but I do know that I love their minimal approach to design. This home is so minimally thought out but at the same time there are some amazing textures going on in the architecture of the house. I don’t know if those corrugated walls are smoothed out concrete but they sure look like polished concrete. All of the wood textures and patterns ad warmth to the otherwise sparse house.

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kengo kuma, Japenese design,modern,architecture
 

Mid century modern beach house

This 1963 mid century modern beach house just moments from the beach at Hayling Island, Hampshire is stunning. If someone said MCM beach house, this is not the image that would pop into my head. The horizontal running boards on the ceilings and floors matched with the white brick walls are so nice. The stairs leading to the lower level are a fantastic architectural element. I am not usually a fan of Verner Panton but the cone chairs look so good in theta room.

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mid century modern beach house, architecture,mcm,beach house,
 

Cube House by AR Architects

The Cube House by AR Architects is a great exercise in restraint and need. The long concrete bench that runs the length of the house and then continues into the exterior courtyard is my favorite part of this clever house. The way the home opens to the exterior makes this smaller house bigger, expanding its living space. I would probably have to throw down a few rugs as there are plenty of hard surfaces in this home but I guess that is a matter of preference.

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cube house, ar architecture, modern house,design
 


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