Happy New Year with a Touch of MiMo
A view of Lapidus’ original Fontainebleau from the boardwalk.
I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope 2010 will be filled with health, happiness and lots of mid-century modern goodness. Here are just a few shots to help warm you up as we kick of the new Read More >
December 31, 2009
Washington Examiner Highlights Goodman’s Rock Creek Woods
Today’s Washington Examiner has a piece highlighting the “mid-century modern revival” in Charles Goodman’s Rock Creek Woods and gives a nice shout out to my efforts here to spread the MCM word in D.C.
December 31, 2009
Rejuvenation Hourglass Fixture Giveaway
Rejuvenation’s new Asterix chandelier.
Rejuvenation, the purveyor of period-authentic lighting and other housing hardware, is promoting its new mid-century modern Hourglass Collection with a special giveaway. All you have to do is sign up for their mailing list from now until Jan. 26. The collection Read More >
December 22, 2009
James Rossant, Reston Planner and Architect, Dies at 81
December 19, 2009
Roundtable on Charles Goodman at River Park; Dec. 19
Architect Gregory K. Hunt, a leading authority on Charles Goodman, will lead a roundtable discussion this Saturday about Goodman’s River Park in Southwest. The free event (including breakfast refreshments) from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. will be held in the River Park South Common Room Read More >
December 15, 2009
Modern Snapshot: Modern Capital in Los Angeles
It’s cold and raining out. Here are few shots from my trip to LA in June to warm you up.
December 13, 2009
New D.C. Metro Mid-Century Modern Flickr Pool
Check out a new Flickr pool dedicated to mid-century modern architecture here in the D.C. area. Join and share your own shots of your favorite area MCM homes and buildings. I added a few shots, including this one above of Read More >
December 10, 2009
Mid-Century Takoma Park Theater Destroyed by Fire
The mid-century Allen Theater on New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park was destroyed by fire this weekend. The theater opened in 1951 and closed in 1990. The building had been housing a clothes and shoe store. The Just Up the Pike blog has good details and vintage photos here.
December 7, 2009
Two New Mid-Century Rambler Listings in Chevy Chase, Bethesda
Here are two new listings from mid-century ramblers in Chevy Chase and Bethesda:
1956 4-bedroom in Somerset Heights – $1.35 million; Open 12/6 from 1 to 4 p.m.
1951 4-bedroom in Bannockburn – $849K
December 6, 2009
Charles Goodman’s River Park Townhomes
Here are a few shots of the townhomes in Charles Goodman’s River Park in Southwest. The black and white shots pay homage to the work of the the late Robert C. Lautman, who was dean of Washington’s architectural photographers and who regularly photographed the work Read More >
December 4, 2009