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11 midcentury homes for the holidays

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11 midcentury homes for the holidays 11 midcentury homes for the holidays

11 midcentury homes for the holidays

Great midcentury modern design is eternally appealing The end of the year is a time to look back, and today that?s what we are doing, setting our sights on the middle of the 20th century. Midcentury modern homes are often featured in our House Calls column. The reason is simple: Great design is eternally appealing. Here are some MCM dwellings that have left a lasting impression on us.

Bob Coscarelli

The Frost House, Michigan City, Indiana
When we wrote about the Frost House owned by Bob Coscarelli and Karen Valentine, we described it as something of a midcentury miracle. Originally a model home for a planned community, the home was purchased by Robert and Amelia Frost in the early 1960s complete with all of the Knoll furniture used to stage it. Nearly 60 years later, when Coscarellli and Valentine bought it, the home and the furniture were in pristine condition. The second owners are committed to preserving the house and its contents, calling it a ?beautiful testament? to modern design.

Heidi?s Bridge

Allen Fair and Nelson Tolentino, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
When iconic midcentury modern architect Richard Neutra completed a teaching stint at the University of Pennsylvania, he left behind a handful of residential projects he completed in the Keystone state. Years later, when Allen Fair and Nelson Tolentino discovered one of them in an online real estate listing, they couldn?t believe their luck. Although they?ve made a few updates to the home, they?ve done so with an eye to what came before.
Laure Joliet

Erik Allen and Leanne Ford, Los Angeles, California
When Erik Allen moved into this house in Echo Park, he asked his interior designer (and girlfriend) Leanne Ford if something could be done about some of the period details?such as the red tile floor and turquoise Formica countertops. Although they weren?t her colors of choice, she urged him to not be so hasty. The result is a time capsule outfitted with the kind of character you just can?t recreate?plus a jukebox in the kitchen.

Daniel Dent

Sean and Amy Keeler, Palo Alto, California
Before they moved to Silicon Valley, Sean and Amy Keeler were modern-design collectors trapped in a San Francisco Victorian. When they discovered this untouched Eichler in Palo Alto, they found the perfect setting for their midcentury modern furniture collection. The result is a period-perfect dwelling.

David Papazian

Robert and Amanda Nathan, Portland, Oregon
The Eichler influence is clear in the 1950s home of Robert and Amanda Nathan, and they loved it. So much, in fact, that when the hired architect Risa Boyer to design an addition, they asked her to make it match what was already there. Today it?s hard to discern where the old ends and the new begins. ?I love the feel of midcentury homes,? Amanda says. ?I can?t imagine living in any other style. I?m pretty sure I was born in the wrong era.?

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