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  1. Mod Men
    House Tours

    Mod Men

    Todd Goddard and Andrew Mandolene have a spring in their step since completing their restoration of the near-derelict 1957 home of architect Arthur Witthoefft, who says, “I can’t get...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jason Schmidt
    01.20.10

  2. A Fine Vintage
    Green

    A Fine Vintage

    At age 34, Philip M. Isaacson commissioned architect F. Frederick Bruck to design a home for him and his wife. That was 1959. Five decades later, he still lives 
in his ideal home—and very...

    photos by: Eric Roth
    09.15.10

  3. Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding
    Houses We Love

    Modernist Angular Residence with Vertical Cedar Siding

    Charles Gwathmey’s residential masterpiece, a modest but pioneering home for his parents in the Hamptons, looks as fresh today as it did in 1965.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Norman McGrath
    09.18.12

  4. Mutual Fulfilment
    Renovation

    Mutual Fulfilment

    In Santa Monica, architect and activist Cory Buckner is working to preserve the living monuments of L.A.'s mid-century-modern past, including her own home by A. Quincy Jones.

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Darcy Hemley
    06.16.09

  5. Glazed Old Fashioned
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    Glazed Old Fashioned

    On a shady street just off the main drag of Melbourne, Australia’s hippest inner suburb, a pair of creative types and their two kids have made a bright, cheery home by renovating an 1860s...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Stephen Oxenbury
    07.22.10

  6. Miller House in Columbus, Indiana by Eero Saarinen
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    Miller House in Columbus, Indiana by Eero Saarinen

    Eero Saarinen’s legendary Miller House opened to the public in May 2011 for the first time. Leslie Williamson gives us an intimate tour of this Columbus, Indiana, treasure.  

    written by: Leslie Williamson
    05.02.11

  7. Walter Gropius, Hagerty House
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    Walter Gropius, Hagerty House

    Walter Gropius wanted the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States, to be as close to the sea as possible. He sited the structure a precarious 20 feet from the shore and let the...

    written by: Jaci Conry
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    01.14.09

  8. Fine Finnish
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    Fine Finnish

    A pair of crafty designers on a serious budget show that though their apartment may be short on square footage, it’s long on charm.

    written by: Katja Lindroos
    photos by: Petra Bindel
    03.07.11

  9. Opdahl Remastered
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    Opdahl Remastered

    Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s masterpiece, the 1957 Opdahl House, fell into ruin, but thanks to a musician with a passion for modernism, it is celebrating its 50th anniversary...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    01.12.10

  10. Design Destination: Columbus, Indiana
    City Guide

    Design Destination: Columbus, Indiana

    Dwell readers and fans of NPR, unite. Public radio stations have been airing a summer travel series from NPR's Arts Desk called "Destination Art" that explores "off the beaten track...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    08.20.12

  11. Grass-Seated Chairs

    Grass-Seated Chairs

    A set of eight circa-1941 dining chairs by George Nakashima, constructed of one of his favorite materials, black walnut; each is complemented by a seagrass-covered seat.

    $7000.00

  12. Somewhere Under the Tuscan Sun
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    Somewhere Under the Tuscan Sun

    A complex of farm buildings from a less than glorious period in Italy’s history is magically transformed. The result? A sophis­ticated yet kid-friendly retreat that seamlessly fuses...

    written by: Paul Bennett
    photos by: Jacob Langvad
    07.02.09

  13. Self Preservation
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    Self Preservation

    With the help of DSH Architects, a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored (and gently updated) Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments.

    written by: Alissa Walker
    01.23.12

  14. A John Lautner-Designed Hotel
    Hotels

    A John Lautner-Designed Hotel

    A major perk of reporting the story "John Lautner's Desert Rose" for our June 2012 issue? Actually spending a night at the Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs, California, which has been...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    05.31.12

  15. Aalto Child's Chair

    Aalto Child's Chair

    Aalto created this chair, made of bent plywood and bent laminated birch, for Turku–based furniture purveyor Huonekalutehdas Korhonen Oy between 1931-32. It is in the permanent collection...

  16. Student's Dormitory Desk

    Student's Dormitory Desk

    Marcel Breuer designed this maple desk in 1938 for the dormitory at Rhoads Hall, Bryn Mawr College.

    $7500.00

  17. Nakashima Single Pedestal Desk

    Nakashima Single Pedestal Desk

    This solid walnut piece features a stout pedestal with three drawers with inset handles; Nakashima designed it to be positioned on either the left or the right, depending on the user's need. The...

    $22000.00

  18. Pair of Armchairs

    Pair of Armchairs

    Pierre Jeanneret conceived of this teak-and-cane set for Punjab University in Chandigarh, India, in 1955. One has a stenciled mark on the underside.

    $10000.00

  19. Compass Table

    Compass Table

    Jean Prouve's enameled-steel table, with a laminate top, debuted in 1953 in France.

    $5000.00

  20. Settee

    Settee

    Nanna Ditzel created this teak piece, which is upholstered in bright orange and yellow fabric, for Denmark-based IDG in 1952. It's signed with an applied metal manufacturer's label on the underside.

    $3000.00

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