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December 29, 2009

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – MSN’s Mid-Century Architecture Article

Thanks to Sara for the heads up on this great article!  I love the pictures of the houses. Awesome!

I came across this  article on MSN about Mid-Century architecture a few weeks ago and just had to share it with all my MCM loving friends here. It is basically a 15 picture slide show of different MCM homes across America. They show some really great Mid-Century homes that I know you will all love. Here are a few pictures from the article.


Farnsworth House


Mies van der Rohe designed this house, in Plano Illinois, for Edith Farnsworth in 1951. Drats! I wish I knew about this house when I lived in Chicago in the 90’s. I lived really close to this house and never even realized it was there. I would love to take a tour of it, maybe someday……………


Glass House


Architect Philip Johnson designed this Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut in 1949.  I have never been to Connecticut, but I would love to tour this house too!




And, last but not least, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania. This home was designed in 1939. I need to do a tour of America so I can see all of these great MCM homes in person!


All of these homes are REALLY fantastic. They look as fresh and new today as the day they were built – 50 to 60 years ago! If you have the time please check out the link to see more great Mid-Century Architecture.

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3 Responses to Tuesday’s Retro Guest – MSN’s Mid-Century Architecture Article

  1. sablemable Reply

    December 29, 2009 at 12:03 pm


    Great post, girlfriend! I have this huge book of FLW homes and buildings he designed and here in my area are 3 of his homes, all of which I would love to see inside!

  2. Maggie Reply

    December 29, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Ruth, I’ve just been browsing your photoset on Flickr of your house, and I can’t beLIEVE you haven’t yet featured one of your MCM Meals cooked on that stunning indoor grill in your stunning basement rec room!

    I also can hardly believe you have a bar in that room that seats 6 barstools (it looks nearly as big as a bar in an actual tavern!), or that you haven’t bragged on an almost daily basis about the indoor stone planter between your foyer and living room.

    I knew I loved your kitchen and its vast expanse of steel cabinet, but damn — the rest of your house is a wonder!

    We need to see more of your house on this blog!

  3. Sara in AZ Reply

    December 29, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks Sable! I have been really super sick lately so I kept this post kind of short. FLW is awesome!

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