After buying back the mid-century house (designed by the grandmother of one of the current owners) a couple of young New York based creatives, hired GRT architects to bring back the family memories and to help them build new ones.
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.
We interviewed Emilio Fuscaldo of NEST Architects about the Rosanna House project, a thoughtful renovation of a mid-century house near Melbourne.
This 1960s house is now updated for the modern living. Let us know on social media if you like this project as much we do!
Marika and Tony weren’t initially looking to buy a Frank Lloyd Wright house. Instead, they were hunting for a waterfront cottage in a suitably quiet area.
However, as many of our other readers have experienced, it was love at first sight for the couple after their first viewing of the Eppstein House.
Architect Brandon Jorgensen wants to have a positive impact on the environment, respecting and enhancing the landscape while creating functional living solutions for his clients.
Today you can read more about his work and how the project for the Oak Knoll house evolved from restoration to an exciting new opportunity, for the architect as well as his clients.
As so often happens, the owners of this mid-century house immediately fell in love with the property.
Now they have decided to sell their beloved mid-century home and have chosen us to help to spread the word. In doing so, they hope to find new owners who will continue to love, maintain and respect this house for years to come.
Ryan and his wife are the lucky owners of an apartment in one of this Eichler buildings in San Francisco. Initially attracted by its peculiar facade and minimalist look, Ryan tells us how they got to discover, and love, more about their building and Joseph Eichler’s work.
Amy and Sean were mid-century design collectors way before buying their Eichler, and now the circle is complete. Today, you can read more about their experience as mid-century house owners and how it has changed their lives.
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.
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.