This 1964 mid century revival was recently brought to my attention by Brent Zimmerman of Design Alchemy. He told me that the house had to be stripped down to the windows, yes even the windows, thanks to the previous owners who bought the house in foreclosure. Brent and Chris did an amazing job on this project. The house feels mid century but is brought up to todays living standards. The Fireplace and the wood wall divider are just a couple of elements that grabbed my attention. The divider was replicated from other homes in the development.
This dark exterior home by Bureaux with it’s ominous facade is striking. Any time I see a house with a darker exterior the practical person in me starts thinking about the heating and cooling bills but then I quickly get back to admiring the silhouette of the structure. I typically don’t go for such a country feel on the interiors but could you image this place with some warm teak or rosewood pieces in the interiors? Registered Architects Jessica Barter and Maggie Carroll are the minds behind this project, along with some other nice work, it would be worth your while to visit their site.
Steve from Surfside Projects recently send me a link to their Mellow Yellow house which was a nice change. When I say nice change, I am referring to the scale of the house. To many times I find myself looking at these epic modern homes that require some serious cash. I love the scale of this project. Street side it fits right into its surroundings but on the inside, the open concept makes the interior spaces feel a lot bigger than they are.
For a smaller home, this mid century house by John Penn has a big personality. This remarkable house on an amazing 0.4 acre site is one of a celebrated group of nine Suffolk houses, referred to as the ‘temple’ houses, designed by the architect John Penn in 1966. The house has gone through a remodel with utmost respect to the original plans. The current owners have planted fruit tress around the house as well.
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.
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.