[quote=jstoesz][quote]eavesdropper, your NJ Mcmansion is simply gaudy. It’s like an impersonal “cavern” with a few choice “empty” built-ins. It may as well be showcased on “Jersey Shore,” a favorite party-animal show of the current HS set.
CAR, you MUST review the link below. I think you would really appreciate all the love that went into true, authentic mid-century design. This architect is now deceased, but his voluminous works live on in SoCal.
His first house for his family IS STILL for sale in Pt. Loma:
I realize this home is not located in your area of interest but Sim Bruce Richards was one of the original “taliesins” of Frank Lloyd Wright (apprentices). There are a few more like him throughout the country but it takes a special buyer to appreciate all the work that has gone into the design of these homes!
Here’s another local link to peruse for local mid-century modern architecture. Enjoy!!
[/quote] I badly want that sim bruce richards house…everything about it is awesome. I have been salivating over that for months, but there is no way that is in my price range!
Kind of a stupid thing to comment on but those over-sized door pulls are awesome.[/quote]
Yummy!! What I really find incredible is how “intact” it appears to be. And the door pulls ARE awesome.
It’d be great to get into that place, and spruce it up a bit. The wood would look spectacular with some reconditioning. I’d definitely get rid of the ’80s fluorescent light fixture in the kitchen, and would find a vintage gas range of that era. Some mid-century furnishings in a cohesive design. A landscaping re-do, and that place would take your breath away.
However, the John Mortenson house (1964’s Hyndman residence in La Mesa) captured my heart. I have a real fixation on rooflines – probably as a result of seeing so many of those multiple-roofline monstrosities built since 1995. But his are absolutely stunning. There are any number of his houses that I’d love to have.
Oh, and thanks much, bearishgirl, for sending us those websites!