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The Carter Sparks Archive – A Wonderland of Mid Century Modern Architecture

The Carter Sparks Archive – A Wonderland of Mid Century Modern Architecture

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By Sara In AZ I recently stumbled upon this great website the Carter Sparks Archive which is attempting to document the prolific works of architect Carter Sparks. If you are not familiar with Sparks here is a bit of background information on him: from Gretchen Steinberg of SacMod and Eichlerific…

Vintage Snappy Saturday : The World I Want To Live In!

Vintage Snappy Saturday : The World I Want To Live In!

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By Sara In AZ It really does look like heaven on earth doesn’t it?!   1955 Caddy Lincoln & Packard Photograph from seller ihaveitall2…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Butterfly Beauty in Hartford, WI

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Butterfly Beauty in Hartford, WI

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  By Eartha Kitsch   This week’s home is absolutely fantastic both inside and out. I’m even going to go out on a limb and say it’s “perfection” with its dramatic architecture, amazing windows and an interior that would do any mid-century home enthusiast proud.   This property is located…

Mid-Century Architecture Pinspiration –or- What I’ve Been Staring At All Week On Pinterest

Mid-Century Architecture Pinspiration –or- What I’ve Been Staring At All Week On Pinterest

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It’s time to check out some fun mid-century architecture and pretty pretty MCM curb appeal. I’ve been kinda going crazy over some of this stuff on Pinterest, so I thought I would share a bit of the crazy with you guys! First up, the exterior of one of the wondrous…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor Saturday – The Scott House in Tujunga, CA

Won’t You Be My Neighbor Saturday – The Scott House in Tujunga, CA

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By RetroRuth Here is a treat for this Saturday! Pierre Koeing’s Scott House is for sale! From the realtor’s website: The Scott House :: Pierre Koenig, Architect. An early experiment in his Steel and Glass narrative, Pierre Koenig presents in The Scott House a new model for postwar suburban life.…

Mid-Century Modern for Every Man – The Homes of Gordon Drake

Mid-Century Modern for Every Man – The Homes of Gordon Drake

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By Retro Ruth In a few of my recent posts, I have mentioned how awesome our local library’s book sales are, and how I almost always manage to find something really cool every time we go. This last trip was no exception. Besides a couple of really good mid-century decorating…

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

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

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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…

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – A Real Mod Squad, Vintage State Police Buildings

Tuesday’s Retro Guest – A Real Mod Squad, Vintage State Police Buildings

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Thanks to Jan for this well-researched trip into government architecture!  Love it! Okay, so the thought of admiring the modern digs of a police department may not turn you on, however, what I’m about to present to you is a small sampling of pre-modern and mid-century modern structures of the…

Houses In My Mid-Century Neighborhood – Part 3

Houses In My Mid-Century Neighborhood – Part 3

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Here are more houses from a recent run in my mid-century neighborhood. I know, you are supposed to save the best for last, but check out this baby!  A dome house, right in my own backyard.  I love the  accent colors on this one, the same kelly green as the…

Mid-Century House For Sale-Right Down The Street!

Mid-Century House For Sale-Right Down The Street!

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 Oh my goodness. This fantastic house right down the street from me is for sale right now. Hubs and I keep an eye on the houses that come up for sale, even though we are totally happy with our place.  But every once in a while, we turn a little…