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Mid century in Urbana Illinois

Mid century in Urbana Illinois is this amazing 1967 home. The home was design by architect John Replinger. I have always loved this configuration. A “U” or horse shoe shape with walls of glass facing inward. If I get the opportunity to build/design my own home some day this will be it, I pretty much have it planned in my head. The interior brick wall adds a nice textural surface. At this price I need to move in pronto!

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Mid century in Urbana Illinois,mcm,mid century,mid century architecture,glass house
 

Boston residence by Pappas Miron Design

This Boston residence by Pappas Miron Design has a great mix of styles. That sofa in the first picture covered in Jack Lenor Larsen fabric is pretty striking. The ceiling light fixture in pic two makes that room for me. There was one other room that caught my eye. Most of the time bathrooms don’t really grab my attention unless they are over the top covered in some crazy patterned marble. This bathroom as simple as it is makes a beautiful statement. The green tiled wall against the natural stone floor just does it for me, who knew?

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Boston residence,modern interiors,design,interiors
 

Charles Zana Architect

Charles Zana has an amazing style that I have posted about before, back in 2011. I recently came across his work again and he has a lot of new projects. His clean modern style mixed with art, pop art in many cases is such a great mix. I would love to know who made those stacking shelves that are in picture 8. The staircase in pic 10 is a stunning pieces of architecture.

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Charles Zana,modern interiors,design,art,pop art
 

Frank Lloyd Wright – Gerald B. Tonkens house for sale

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gerald B. Tonkens house for is currently for sale. Maybe this is old news but it is recent news to me. I guess I haven’t been a super fan of Wright but I have a good appreciation for this home. This is the first time the house had been offered for sale. It has been lived in and meticulously cared for by the original owners. The most impressive design elements are the concrete blocks. There were 11 different block patterns used throughout the project. The ceilings are simply amazing, could you imagine living in this home?

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Frank Lloyd Wright,architecture,gerald B. Tonkens,concrete block
 

Plywood in a modern home

For the most part, the use of plywood in a modern home is not my favorite. I think sometimes it is overused to prove some sort of point. In this home by i29 Interior Architects the use of plywood it quite nice. It is used to accent walls and add visual definition. I like it paired with grays, whites and blacks for the color palette. All of the glass in the home open up interiors spaces. The plywood fireplace, ya I like it.

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Plywood in a modern home,modern architecture,plywood,i29,design
 

17th Century house restoration

This 17th Century house restoration is a quite a nice marriage of old and new. I appreciate that some of the history was left for future residents to experience. The bricks walls and wooden beams will be a constant reminder of what the house once was. I also appreciate the juxtaposition of the new next to the old. The ground floor doubles as an art gallery. The home is currently on the market.

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17th Century house restoration,renovation,addition,old,house
 


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