Upon spotting an original William Krisel designed home for the Alexander Company via our Mid-Century Home Owners Facebook Group, we got in touch with homeowner Steven Ferrarese to inquire about how he came to be in possession of the Vista Las Palmas home.
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.
Nestled in the thick of five wooded acres of land, the Woodland House provides Graphic Designer Andrew Merritt, wife Abbey, son and two dogs the much valued peace and quiet from the hustle of the rest of the world.
As fresh homeowners of this original 1958 midcentury gem, Designer Jessica Hansen of Tandem Design Interiors and her husband Kevin Jones took on a massive project.
Drama-Fueled Modernism on the Waterfront: The Jafari Residence
This midcentury modern gem is the stunning produce of prolific American architect Edward Fickett’s craftsmanship.
A midcentury house renovation in Boise, Idaho by designer Jessica Luque. A Modest midcentury home has been brought back to life thanks to smart design choices.
Laura is the daughter of two talented designers, whose working lives spanned much of the midcentury period: Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman.
Today, she tells us more about her parents’ work and close relationship.
After discovering the Bauhaus maestro Marcel Breuer, Louis and Babette Sayer turned to the architect with their aspiration for a place they can call home in Normandy.
Eichler Homes renovations are often a labour of love, this Eichler in the Fairhaven Neighborhood in Orange, is no exception.
This careful update to the original, designed by architects Anshen & Allen in 1963, was necessary to meet modern living standards.
From the street, Jac House is just an idyllic Victorian cottage from 1907. Little would one know that this quaint villa in an inner suburb of Sydney has had a major modern extension added to its rear.
The Arthur Street House as it stands today is an unpretentious, timeless and honest modern home, with thoughtful use of materials and space.
A tribute to the owners’ Italian heritage and their working-class roots, the Courtyard House in Templestowe Lower, Australia, is a beautiful modern residential home built by FIGR architects.
This modern house in Johannesburg, South Africa, truly encapsulates inside-outside living. Located in a wooden region at the inception of a face of a major ridge, Westcliff Pavilion is surrounded on many sides by glass retractable walls, embracing nature on every angle.
A house designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice that, without emulating the master too much, represents the architect’s views on dwelling and space design.
The property is now for sale and today its owner and interior design consultant, tell us all about it.
Sarah and her husband knew what to look for when searching for a new home for their growing family: a mid-century house.
The focus on open spaces and easy interaction with the outdoors, were specific features they did not want to compromise on.
Interviewing mid-century home owners, we often hear how much they love the way the space flows. The living can be the perfect play-room for children and/or great to relax looking outside through the big windows. This house in Ogden, Utah, is no exception.
Australia is one of those lucky places where bad weather is usually not a big issue. Mark Austin and Andrew Maynard – Directors at Austin Maynard Architects – clearly took advantage of it, to design a contemporary modernist inspired house that had “just the right amount of space” for the young family it was built for.
The property fits perfectly into its surrounding natural landscape.
Not only because of the floor-to-ceiling windows which flood the interior with sunlight, but also because of the perfectly preserved wood panelling covering almost every wall and ceiling.
The Tree House takes its name from the giant protected Oak tree growing in the middle of the lot. In their brief to Architect Matt Fajkus, the clients asked to design a contemporary house around the tree as well as to enhance as much as possible the connection between inside and outside.
The B + W house in Minneapolis, MN, is an attention grabbing contemporary house featuring beautiful concrete-wood contrasts.
The Brief for this modern house in Hobart, Tasmania, was clear, it had to be seamlessly connected to the outside. This is why the design focuses on five courtyards surrounded by the living spaces, not the other way around.
We’ve seen it many times and know how difficult it is to bring back the original mid-century vibe of a house while making it comfortable, for modern standards. We believe that Forward Architecture did just that with this house. Read about the restoration process through the words of Mr. Fein.
Architect Cory Buckner is an advocate for the preservation of Crestwood Hills, a notorious neighbourhood hosting houses from some of the most famous mid-century modernist architects.
Today she tells us about her personal involvement in the community and the restorations of the Riley Residence.
Mr. Snower, commissioned this house to Architect Marcel Breuer in 1953, while he was also working at the famous UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
Today, Architect Matthew Hufft tells us about the recent renovation he supervised for the current owners of the Snower house.
After years of neglect, this small building mid-century building had lost its charm and needed some love.
The New Canaan Historical Society called William D. Earls AIA Architect to bring back to life this unique pool house. Today. the architect tells us about the meticulous work they carried on to bring back this little gem to its original beauty.