Archive for the ‘“mid century modern”’ Tag

A. Quincy Jones & Frederick E. Emmons – X-100, 1586 Lexington Ave. San Mateo, CA – 1956   Leave a comment

According to the CA Modernist, Dave Weinstein, over at the Eicher Network, the X-100 is likely to be placed on the National Register this April. It is being restored by its owner, Marty Arbunich, Eichler Network director and CA-Modern magazine publisher. So, we should see it looking a lot like you see it here.

Go check out the article – Eichler’s X-100 Aims for the National Register

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Thornton Ladd – Lillian B Ladd Residence (Hilltop House), Pasadena, CA (1951)   1 comment

Update – Added photos from 2006

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Hugo V. Neuhaus – Neuhaus Residence – Lazy Ln, Houston, TX (1950)   Leave a comment

From: House & Garden, 1954

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Posted January 15, 2015 by mcarch in General

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George Vernon Russell – Millikan Residence – Southern California (1960)   4 comments

Arts & Architecture, October 1960
George Vernon Russell - Mallikin Residence - Southern California (1960)

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Posted January 14, 2015 by mcarch in General

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Edward (Ted) Grenzbach – Staude Residence (1960)   Leave a comment

From Wiehle-Carr: Set far back from the street, this superior two-story modern residence was designed for a sculptor (EV Staude) and her husband by one of LA’s premier architects of the post World War 2 period. A working studio at the rear of the property by Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced designer Ted van Fossen had preceded the house, as had the 20′ x 40′ swimming pool near the front, and its garden setting. Flood damage was the impetus for the present owner to embark on a wide-ranging revival of original interior and exterior features and revamping for fittings, finishes, and furnishings of all main rooms and baths.

Staude House - Valley Oak Drive, Los Angeles 1960 - Photo: Julius Shulman - Getty Research Institute

Staude House - Valley Oak Drive, Los Angeles 1960

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Posted December 30, 2014 by mcarch in General

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Free Neutra!   10 comments

Update – 12/27/14

Richard Neutra, mcarch’s favorite architect, wrote several books delving into his philosophy of architecture. In a nutshell, humans need thoughtfully designed homes that contribute to their quality of life and well-being. The connection with nature was very important to Neutra. The result was not organic architecture, but homes that supplemented their natural environment. Below is the Ohara Residence, a good example of his philosophy.

If you want to read more, one two of Neutra’s books, Survival Through Design and World and Dwelling, are online free at OpenLibrary (you’ll need to sign up to be able to read).

Click here to go to the OpenLibrary

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Posted December 27, 2014 by mcarch in Books, Neutra

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John Lautner – Elrod Residence (1968)   Leave a comment

House & Garden 1969

Elrod Residence - Palm Springs, CA - Built: 1968 (part 1 of 5)

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Posted December 23, 2014 by mcarch in Lautner

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