Photography: Michael Biondo / Courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

Remodeled Modernism Coast to Coast

Today’s update includes a couple incredible remodels and a midcentury art auction.

  • Haverty’s gives a bit of a Mid-Century Christmas Tutorial.
  • Joseph Eicher developed over 10,000 post World War II houses for the Middle Class.  Architecture Firm Michael Hennessey refreshed a San Francisco home in the Diamond Heights neighborhood that would rank among Eicher’s best.
  • midcentury art auctionThere’s a new auction house on the block and it’s called, well, Block Auction House.  They’re holding an auction on December 15th at Minoru Yamasaki’s design McGregor Memorial Conference Center on the Wayne State Campus.  The center alone is worth a visit but throw in 131 incredible mid-century pieces and it’s a must for anyone near Detroit.  Bid on pottery, furniture and chairs all solid mid-century items you’ll want to collect. Preview all the pieces on BAH website.
  • If you’ve seen the film The Ice Storm you may have been introduced to New Canaan’s Modernism architecture.  The 1951 home of a founding father of the movement, Marcel Breuer is for sale. It was designed as a two-bedroom but architect Toshiko Mori made use of the space and doubled the home’s size.  It’s a true masterpiece  Check out the listing on Houlihan Lawrence.

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