‘California Contemporaries’ for Sale, Rent in Holmes Run Acres
I am back in D.C., so here’s some local fare from Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. I’ll bring you more in-depth highlights of my trip to LA (Eames House, Stahl House, mid-century eats, etc.) during the next week or so. I’m also still posting tidbits from the trip Read More >
June 30, 2009
Reminder: Get Updates from Modern Capital in LA on Twitter
Spent the day yesterday at Dwell on Design. Checking out CA Boom and heading to see the Eames House and Pierre Koenig’s Stahl House today. Follow highlights at www.twitter.com/moderncapital and I will try to post more here tonight.
June 27, 2009
Follow Modern Capital at Dwell on Design This Weekend
I’m heading out to LA this weekend for the Dwell on Design conference. I’m excited to attend my first D on D and look forward to bringing you the latest from the annual modern confab. Look for updates on the blog and via Twitter.
June 24, 2009
Summer Reading: Larry Van Dyne’s ‘Tear It Down! Save It!’
If you are looking for something to read on the beach this summer, take a look at this fascinating 10,000-word Washingtonian article by Larry Van Dyne on the history of Washington preservation efforts, including the growing debate over what to do with modern structures built during the past 50 years.
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June 22, 2009
Two Modern Retreats Near the Water in Maryland
It’s summer, so if you are looking for a retreat by the water, check out these two homes in Maryland.
This 1970 white brick contemporary is located in Pasadena on 1.38 acres right on the Chesapeake. I wish there were interior shots of this 2/4.5, nearly 6,000 square Read More >
June 20, 2009
Washington Post Architecture Critic Calls Modern Capital a “Great Website”
Phillip Kennicott’s Blog
Washington Post architecture critic says Modern Capital is “great website if you’re passionate about mid-century architecture.”
June 18, 2009
Modern Snapshot: Court’s Modern Appeal
Modern addition to D.C.’s Old City Hall building
Here’s a shot of the modern addition to the Old City Hall building in Judiciary Square that’s now the new home of the District Court of Appeals. The Post‘s architecture critic Philip Kennicott gives the design by architect Hany Hassan the Read More >
June 17, 2009
D.C.’s Slice of MiMo Architecture
Lapidus’ 1962 Capitol Skyline Hotel
With his motto of “Too much is never enough”–a direct rebuke of modern master Mies’ “Less is more”–Morris Lapidus was completely rejected by the architectural elite during his career. Distraught from the years of harsh criticism, Lapidus actually threw away 50 years of Read More >
June 16, 2009
Home Anthology Anniversary Sale, June 13-27
Modern Capital sponsor Home Anthology is celebrating its 7th anniversary in business with a sale beginning Saturday, June 13, and running through Sunday, June 27. Head out to Home Anthology’s 5,000 square foot space in Cantonsville (Saturdays and Sundays 12-5 p.m.) to save 20% to 50% on items Read More >
June 11, 2009
Mid-Century Mod Wallpaper
June 6, 2009
Event: Wright Conservancy Guggenheim and NY House Tour; June 20
Max Hoffman House (1955). Photo by Steve Maxwell.
Calling all Frank Lloyd Wright fans. Join the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy‘s for Out and About Wright: New York on June 20. Start the day with a lecture at the newly restored Guggenheim Museum and Read More >
June 6, 2009
Goodman’s Highland Hills, Alcoa Care-Free Home in Richmond
As I noted in a previous post, Charles Goodman served for five years beginning in 1953 as a consulting architect for Lafayette, Ind.-based National Homes, which was the country’s largest prefab home manufacturer. A 1954 Time article described Jim Price, the founder of National Homes, as the “King of the Read More >
June 4, 2009
Third Church Makes DCPL’s Most Endangered List
The D.C. Preservation League unveiled its 2009 Most Endangered Places list yesterday. The one modern building on the list was no surprise: the Third Church of Christ, Scientist at 900 16th St. NW. The Brutalist-style church, built in 1971, made the list last year as well. The city recently said Read More >
June 3, 2009
Modern Snapshot: Southwest and Mies’ MLK Library
A couple of shots from Sunday.
Saint Augustine Episcopal Church, 1966, by Alexander Cochran of the Baltimore firm, C, S & D, Inc. Nice example of a saddle roof. Tiber Island apartment building (Keyes, Lethbridge and Condon) can be seen in the back.
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June 1, 2009