Many of you have likely seen this to-die-for SoHo loft already, when it was owned by actress Meg Ryan and featured in Architectural Digest, but I had to share and give you a second look because it is has a Parisian vibe I live for and is designed by one of the best – Monique Gibson. A prime example of how mostly black and white can work so sooooooo well. And why subway and hex tiles will always be at the top of my list.
Photos: William Abranowicz
This Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles home was built in 1963. The 60’s were a really happening time with respect to architecture and it is such a shame when the homes from that era are replaced with new builds or renovated beyond recognition. Reath Design kept it real in this mid-century home and that is why I love this firm so much. They did not paint the brick. Nor the wood clad walls. They even remodelled the kitchen and it is 1960’s awesomeness. A home I would LOVE to own. AS IS.
I had to share another jewel of a project from Denver architecture and construction firm Design Platform. This single level 1950’s ranch was transformed into a 2 story beauty on the inside and out and has a seriously funky mid-century vibe. THAT KITCHEN THO’!!! Such a genius move to take the tile all the way down the wall and across the floor. Spacious, fun and fabulous storage throughout.
This home is WILD! This is what you get when an architect in the 60’s designs himself a house. One of the great post-war Modern houses in London, Housden House was designed and built by architect Brian Housden for himself and his family between 1963-65. Presented to the market in beautifully original condition, this is the first time that the house has been available for sale. The concept is a clear demonstration of Housden’s understanding of pioneering European modernism, sharing many principles with the Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht and Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre in Paris. The façade, a mix of protruding concrete platforms and glass bricks, belies the scale of the house, which is best captured from the rear. The back of the house is almost completely glazed with glass bricks, flooding the internal space with a warm westerly light at every level. The house is in fascinatingly original condition, having been lovingly maintained by the Housden family throughout its history. You can read all of the details as this house is for sale on The Modern House (and now under offer).