This will be an occasional post where we uncover less well-known mid-century buildings that are still functional. What we have here is the Mammoth Mountain Inn located in Mammoth Lakes, CA. This three-story a-frame was designed by Theodore Boutmy and was constructed in the late 1950s. For more pics and info, check out Modernism Rediscovered by Pierluigi Serraino and Julius Shulman.
“Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s masterpiece, the 1957 Opdahl House, fell into ruin, but thanks to a musician with a passion for modernism, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary in mint condition.”
Read more at Dwell
Also, Unique California Property has pics of the restoration.
To round out this trifecta, the LA Times interviewed Killingsworth in 2004.
Case Study House #22 (Stahl Residence) – Pierre Koenig, Architect
Photo: Julius Shulman
Seems Taschen has undertaken putting into book form the A&A Magazine issues involving the Case Study Houses. Release is planned for Spring ’08. These are great references for seeing influential houses that inspired (still inspire) architects.
When you go to Arts & Architecture Magazine, be sure to check out “casehouses” for pdfs of some of the articles.
This is how to do right by a MidCentury Modern house.
The exterior spiral steps remind me of the steps on the Gropius House. I’m not too sure what I think about that little cover on the roof deck, but I’m no architect.
Check these links for the whole story and more pics:
Here’s a good article about steel houses @ Eichler Network