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What lures people to Palm Springs, California, a desert where temperatures can top 116 degrees? Oh, probably a cool pool, Frank Sinatra and a few martinis. That’s what designers Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper had in mind when they rehabilitated this dilapidated midcentury home. “We really tried...
My Houzz: Cool, Creative Midcentury Style
“Our home is a personal extension of how we appreciate art,” says Jose Gomez. “The whole thing is one big art project.” Jose and his wife, Danielle, are founders and owners of the creative production company Shilo....
My Houzz: DIY Efforts Reward a Berkeley Family
Lisa Wong Jackson found her family’s Cliff May–designed home in Berkeley, California, on Craigslist. As is true of so many online finds, it...
Houzz Tour: Opening Up a Midcentury Schreiber Home in Phoenix
After stripping this midcentury Phoenix house of its cabinetry, wood paneling, faucets and other finishes, the homeowner and project manager were stumped. They had a grand vision for the home, built in 1956 by prominent midcentury architects Charles...
My Houzz: Curve Appeal Among the Trees
Scott Wise and Bob Moore’s house is frequently referred to as “the round house,” with its semicircular fan shape and a plunge pool at the center of a radial design. The home was originally designed in 1954 for Saul and Edith Lipkind by Pittsburgh...
Houzz Tour: Pursuing the Good Outdoor Life in Palos Verdes
When Pritzkat & Johnson Architects was updating a 1950s ranch house on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles, they naturally looked to outdoor spaces — the neighborhood enjoys sunshine for three-quarters of the year. They refinished the existing...
Houzz Tour: From Burned Down to Done Up in Las Vegas
Before furniture dealer Ian Anderson decided to buy a burned-down 1960s Las Vegas house, he broke into it with his architect, Craig Sean Palacios. You know, just to check things out. Palacios was skeptical. For one, he...
Houzz Tour: Dialing Back Awkward Additions in Denver
In the land of home remodeling, the actions taken by previous homeowners sometimes make you go, “Huh?” The 1969 Denver home of Tim and Clare Langley-Hawthorne and their 9-year-old twin boys is a fitting example. Multiple additions over...
Houzz Tour: Reinvigorating a Gable Eichler for a Family
Joseph Eichler was a man with a plan who was in the right place at the right time. He was a developer of modern homes in the 1950s and ’60s, and the 11,000 homes of his were created when families were looking for single-family homes outside of cities....
Houzz Tour: Getting to the Bottom of a Midcentury Los Angeles Home
Architects do a lot of second-story additions. But architects Russell Shubin and Robin Donaldson had a head-scratcher with a home in Los Angeles that consisted of only a second story. “It was just one top floor built on a steel frame, and...
Inside Houzz: Setting a Midcentury Mood in Portland
Eight years ago Robert and Amanda Nathan added 900 square feet to their 1950s home in Portland, Oregon, reorienting the living room and adding a couple of bedrooms and a bathroom. “We generated ideas old-school, from magazines and books, and simply...
Houzz Tour: Retiring to a Midcentury Modern Gem
When retirement beckoned, a Los Angeles couple decided to ditch the sprawling, traditional house where they had raised their four children for something smaller and decidedly more modern. Their find was a 1950s house designed by noted Los Angeles modernist...
My Houzz: A ‘Whimsical Museum Gallery’ in Texas
Librarian Megan Charters is always on the hunt for unique vintage home decor. Her tendency to hunt for treasures is so well known that even friends and family have begun scouring thrift shops, garage sales and auction houses on her behalf. Charters’...
Houzz Tour: Bringing Out the Midcentury in San Francisco
Renters often face challenges. Many of them want to update their apartments or houses to make them feel more personal, but they can’t because, well, you just don’t go knocking...
Houzz Tour: Addicted to Iconic Furniture in Houston
At first glance this Houston studio appears to have every “cool home on a design blog” box checked: small space, midcentury furniture (the good kind) and looking like somehow everything fell into place in an effortless, perfectly cluttered way. But...
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