La Jolla Shores
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To say I dig midcentury modern design from clothes to architecture is to say I dig breathing. It's a big part of who I am. It's no wonder I gave birth to iCafe Woman Moderne in an Art Moderne Midcentury home from architecture, decor to entertainment.
The Ontario Tweed Home above is the kind of architecture you'll see in areas throughout the U.S. and in Canada.
Midcentury Modern is a simple, geometric and linear design with a hint of mystery. It also has a close connection to the outdoors through atriums and extended patios. That's the mystery of it all, why this simple design has such a cool effect on people. My favorite is the architecture. I love the flat and angled roof designs. Architect Joseph Eichler is one of the masters of the latter.
Marin Modern Real Estate Blog - Eichler Homes in Northern California
In the 1950s, you could buy an Eicher home for $3,000 now they cost over $500,000 and are mostly found in the San Francisco, Northern California regions.
Eichler Homes History
Developer Joseph Eichler and his Eichler Homes, Inc. built nearly 11,000 single-family homes in California, beginning in the late 1940s. Eichler became engrossed with building communities of homes characterized by both flair and affordability.
Their house designs confused the traditional masses -- emphasizing boldness, change, and optimism through indoor-outdoor living, walls of glass, atriums, and radiant-heat floors.
It was HGTV that first turned me on to midcentury design when I first started watching the network over ten years ago. Before then, I was more into Art Deco design.
This year, HGTV aired a new series called, Sara's House. Sara, a successful Canadian interior designer purchased a midcentury home, where each week she invites viewers inside to watch her renovate one room at a time. I love it! This is my someday dream.
But I'm not the only one in this fan club. Most of our iCafe Woman Moderne divas dig midcentury modern design. Since I'm the president, I've got dibs on showing off my favorites.
Willie Mays Hillside Home
Before and After 1956 Dallas Home
Architecture from Louis Kahn -
homes in Montgomery County, PA
Cliff May Architecture - Below
Midcentury Modern Office
1950s The Little Black Dress