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Built in the 1950s, this house was in need of a substantial redo. Like many homes from that era, it was compartmentalized and split into small rooms. “The owners wanted to open the...
Built in the 1950s, this house was in need of a substantial redo. Like many homes from that era, it was compartmentalized and split into small rooms. “The owners wanted to open the...
Houzz Tour: Bright Outlook for a Midcentury Home in the Trees
Five years ago Robert Jamieson and his wife, Tami, did what a lot of city dwellers swear they’ll never do. They bought a house in the suburbs. Robert, an architect and the director of store design at retailer Anthropologie,...
Room of the Day: Great Room Solves an Awkward Interior
A couple with two little kids was stoked to snatch up a midcentury Eichler home in Mountain View, California. But before they moved in to the classic midcentury home,...
Houzz Tour: New Love and a Fresh Start in a Midcentury Ranch House
Hannah Crowell and James Wilson’s friends thought they were crazy. That’s because when the couple showed photos of the home they had just bought to their friends, people couldn’t get past the home’s terrible condition. The house hadn’t...
My Houzz: A Fresh Start in a Welcoming 1950s Home
When a newfound freedom brought the promise of a fresh chapter in Carolee Coco’s life, it meant starting again in a different home — a 1950s clapboard house in suburban Melbourne. Embarking on full-time study in psychology meant that...
Room of the Day: A Playful Palm Springs Style in L.A.
Even though Kelly Oxford chose to title her humorous New York Times bestselling book Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar, she wanted her midcentury Los Angeles home to be anything but fake. “I knew right away I wanted the house...
Houzz Tour: 20 Acres, a Train and a Midcentury Gem Fuel a Remodel
While searching for land on a local real estate site in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a husband and wife kept coming across photos of a grim-looking house in a wooded area of the city. They tried avoiding it, but their real estate agent eventually...
Houzz Tour: A Fresh Pacific Northwest Take on Midcentury Modern
“Wanting to spend time in your vacation home even in bad weather — that’s the litmus test,” says interior designer Ian McLeod. These homeowners are so thrilled with the renovation of their 1968 home in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands, they head...
Houzz Tour: Warm, Curvy Modernism in Palm Springs
Warm weather and great golf courses drew Laurie and Les Cooper to Palm Springs, California. The couple also loves midcentury design, so it was only natural that they fell in love with a home built in 1965 by Rick Harrison, an architect known for creating...
Houzz Tour: A Drive in the Country Ends in a Remodel
Gary Leopold had two interests: drives around the Berkshires, in western Massachusetts, and midcentury style. Those subjects intersected in a 1,600-square-foot Cape Cod cottage in Williamstown. The compact home was built in 1949 on a site blessed with...
Houzz Tour: Pools and Martinis Inspire a Palm Springs Remodel
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...
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...
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