They might not be able to claim the same longevity as Colonial row houses, but when it comes to history, mid-century modern dwellings have it in spades. One need only glance inside a sleekly outfitted 1950s modern dwelling to be instantly transported back to the Mad Men era. To help fuel the trip back in time, we’ve spotlighted three mid-century restorations that perfectly capture this forward-thinking period: a beautiful Bauhaus rescued from the remnants of a fire, a renowned Modernist architect’s family home, and a compact house inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian designs.
A Post-Fire Bauhaus Rehab: Sensing hidden potential through layers of damage, a couple buys and resurrects an original Bauhaus in the wake of a devastating fire.
At Home in the Granger: Deep in the heart of Texas, a pair of homeowners stays true to the ideals of their home’s renowned architect.
Modern Design Motifs: A mid-century house reveals the design sources for a generation of dwellings.
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Treen and Tole Ware in Early America: Treen and tole are among the earliest and most authentic of American wares. Both show the evidence of handwork and invention so prized by American collectors.
Ornamenting the Roof: Checking in with makers of finials and filigree, weathervanes, chimney pots, and fancy shapes.