This Mid-Century Home Originally Designed for a WWII Pilot Just Hit the Market

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Available for the first time on the open market, and with only two owners since its construction in 1964, the DeLeeuw Residence  is a beautiful mid-century example of Leroy Young and John Remington’s architectural work. The duo designed commercial and residential buildings in and around Los Angeles in the late-1950s and 1960s, and were commissioned by Carl M. DeLeeuw, a World … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Jessica Helgerson's Authentic Mid-Century Remodel

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When Portland interior designer Jessica Helgerson faced the daunting task of renovating a mid-century treasure, her first question was: “What would Saul do?” The residence in question, the Feldman House, was designed by local architect Saul Zaik in 1956. The wood-clad home, which features a sensationally low-slung gable roof and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, was suffering from a bit of an identity crisis: … Read More

House of the Week: A Brand New Mid-Century Modern in Palm Springs

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For all the glass walls and outdoor spaces in the designs of famed mid-century modern  builder Joseph Eichler, the homes he created were not creatures of the desert. They were — and remain — mostly in the Bay Area, a foggy climate that leans more toward 60 degrees and rain than 80 degrees and sun. Modern-day builder Troy Kudlac of KUD Properties has set … Read More

Angelina Jolie Pitt's Childhood Home for Sale

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The Whitney House , a childhood home of Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie Pitt, could be yours for $2.049 million. Sitting on a secluded 2-acre plot about 25 minutes outside Manhattan in Palisades, NY, the 4-bedroom, 4-bath mid-century modern home boasts over 4,000 square feet. According to the Wall Street Journal , Jolie Pitt lived in the home with her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, … Read More

House of the Week: Mid-Century Modern Home With a Wavy Lid

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At the height of the mid-century modern craze, an East Coast architect named Jules Gregory built a studio on 10 wooded acres between New York and Philadelphia. He and his wife then camped out beside it to determine which way the windows of their new home should face, and Gregory rendered a classic 1960 mid-century modern home  — except for the roof. The … Read More

House of the Week: Mid-Century Modern Built for an Architect

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When Pam and Todd McNulty first bought this mid-century modern home  outside Los Angeles, Pam would stand for long minutes in the living room before leaving for work and say to herself, “I can’t believe I live here.” At work, she’d tell colleagues how she couldn’t wait to get home. “We were so thrilled with our house,” she said. The newness wore … Read More

Popular Architectural Styles of the Past Century

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Like political trends, architectural preferences swing on a pendulum. For a while, people wanted the spindles and elaboration of the Victorian era. Then they gravitated toward colonial columns and symmetry. While the vagaries of personal taste make U.S. architecture more a potpourri than a linear progression, certain styles have gripped homeowners’ imaginations more than others over the past century. Colonial … Read More

House Flippers Amanda Pays & Corbin Bernsen Snag a Mid-Century Modern

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Amanda Pays, who played a geneticist on television — twice! — has landed a home with great genes in the San Fernando Valley. She and her husband, actor Corbin Bernsen, paid $1.275 million for the 2 bedroom, 2 bath mid-century modern home situated on nearly a half acre in Sherman Oaks, CA. In classic mid-century style, it features beamed ceilings and walls … Read More

Mid-Century Modern Architect-to-the-Stars' Home for Rent

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Famed architect Hal Levitt was known for the mid-century modern homes he designed for Steven Spielberg, Dean Martin, Quincy Jones, Kenny Rogers and many other stars. His own pad wasn’t too shabby, either. Although Levitt didn’t build the 1950 home, he lived there beginning in the 1960s and made it a mid-century marvel with massive windows boasting views of the swimming … Read More

Sinatra's Rumored Hookup Joint for Marilyn and Kennedy Lists for $7.5M

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Back when Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe were lighting Hollywood on fire, this estate outside Los Angeles was where they’d come to cool off and have fun. Sinatra rented the place for most of the ’50s and into the ’60s, and Monroe visited often — including for rendezvous with John F. Kennedy, according to the current owner, Jim Fox, who heard about the … Read More