Annie and her partner Jamie, bought their mid-century house in the Melbourne district of Beaumaris, to be their guardians and protect it for the next generations of owners to come.
Who are the people whom so carefully restored and decorated that mid-century house? Who’s the architect that designed the contemporary Modernist retreat that amazed us and what inspires him/her during the design process?
These are only few of the questions we ask ourselves when interviewing the house owners, architects and various professionals you will find in this section of Mid-Century Home.
We scratch the surface a little bit to bring you a different perspective on houses, buildings and people we find interesting and love.
Dean and Daryle bought their second mid-century home to move closer to their family in Kensington, California, and made a small treasure out of it.
Alexander Giray’s path to become a designer was not a conventional one, but was driven by both passion for mid-century design and determination.
Judy Smilow is the daughter of the prolific and talented Mel Smilow.
Throughout the whole mid-century period, Mel designed, manufactured and sold many iconic pieces under his own brand: Smilow-Thielle.
Attracted by the design of this Norman F. Carver Jr. designed house, Tim and his wife bought this mid-century house in 2016 with the intention of restoring it to its original beauty.
Modern Christmas Trees was born to celebrate the legacy of Lawrence “Bud” Stoecker, Bliss’ grandfather.
A former engineer of Nasa, Stoecker invented, in 1966, a different christmas tree that enchanted children and grandchildren for decades.
Architects Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, have a point of intersection in their careers that make them unique.
They both designed an entire city from a drawing table: Chandigarh and Brasília.
Palm Springs based photographer Dan Chavkin, constantly shows his love for the city and its mid-century architecture legacy through his work.
With two books dedicated to Palm Springs, Dan has developed an amazing eye to capture the real essence of desert mid-century architecture.
The work of William A. Whifler stands as proof today of his talent and pure Modernist approach to architecture.
The William A. Whifler House is now in the National Register of Historic Places.
Jessica Helgerson is a Portland based interior designer, her approach is a mix of respect for the history of the place and appreciation for modern design.
George, grew up in a traditionally decorated home.
Probably to counter-balance that, he matured a taste for simple and functional design and minimalistic homes: mid-century houses.
The DeSilver House is located in one of the best maintained mid-century neighbourhoods in the US: New Canaan, CN, where the owners deeply respect the architect original vision.
Architect Mary Ann Schicketanz path towards architecture was unconventional and, somehow, unexpected.
For the restoration of this house, she used all her talent and sensibility to bring back to its original glory a beautiful piece of mid-century architecture.
Buying a mid-century house designed by John Burrows, was a real journey for Audrey and her husband.
The couple passion for Scandinavian design and Audrey’s background in Architecture, made the house look as we show it to you today.
Klopf Architecture specializes in remodels of mid-century homes, often Eichler houses. They focuse on the dwellers needs and respect of the original architecture.
Today, John Klopf tells us about their philosophy and what are the struggles of remodeling an Eichler house today.
Soheil Nakhshab is the architect who designed the contemporary Lahaye Residence for Nakhshab Development & Design.
A modern dwelling with strong Modernist inspiration. Strong construction quality and a close eye on the clients’ needs.
Last week, we shared the first part of the interview with former Vice President of Design and Development at Herman Miller, Robert Blaich.
In the second part of our interview, Mr. Blaich tells us about the industrial design world, and its rules.
Takatina Design is a New York based duo behind many architectural and design projects for the fashion, retail and hospitality industries.
Today, will tell us about one of our favourite modern houses which features a beautiful mid-century modern design collection
In addition to many other prestigious roles during his career, Robert Blaich also covered the role of Vice President of Design and Development at Herman Miller for over 20 years.
He certainly understands more than most of us about the beating heart of the furniture businesses.
This project is a renovation and addition to a custom-built mid-century home built in 1954 in Palm Springs, California.
The original post-and- beam construction, custom-wooden windows together with unique the detailing are reminiscent of Cliff May’s Rancho style homes.
Jane is the proud, and so far only owner, of the AIA award winning Ramada Desert House.
Designed in 1975 by architect Judith Chafee, is now for sale and Jane tells us a bit about her relationship with the house, and what makes it so special.
The owners of this mid-century lakeside home contacted us out of love for their house, which they have thoughtfully renovated over the last eight years.
A visual feast for the eyes, the project is definitely something which the owners should be proud of.
Steve Hempel is the son of architect Wm F. Hempel who, throughout the mid-century period, developed a very unique architectural style focused on custom designs and high quality materials.
Steve recently reached out to us to share his love for his father’s designs.
Tracy and Ryan co-own what we can easily call a desert gem, near Palm Springs: The Lautner.
Their Instagram profile got our attention and it was just a matter of time before we asked all about their Lautner.