Mid Century Modern continues to be in the news:
- Are Realtors doing what they can to truly save Mid Century Modern homes in Palm Springs?
- The ‘shack’ in the back is most enticing at this restored Santa Monica 1959 home.
- $1 million expected for this table? Wow.
- Classic cars, all in black, but they are not Model Ts.
- The story behind a George Nelson & Associates’ clock from 1947.
That’s it, friends. Have a great weekend.
By Mary Beth Klatt
The original Mountain Shadows resort, built in 1959 in Scottsdale, had a distinctive Rat Pack appeal. The sprawling building, designed by real estate developer Del Webb, had the largest known swimming pool in Arizona. It attracted Hollywood actors such as Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Elizabeth Taylor, and Robert Stack, among others. They came to enjoy golfing, swimming, and drinking cocktails while listening and dancing to a live orchestra at night in the shadows of the Camelback and Mummy Mountains.
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March has come in with a vengeance here in Chicago and the weather promises to be lion-like for a while. But it will all be out like a lamb by month’s end. But Mid Century Modern is forever, right? It doesn’t look like it will go out of style any time soon. Here are some happenings, stories and more that caught my eye recently while doing story research and more this week:
- A Modernist house, designed by African-American architect Roger Margerum, in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood was sold to a California fan. He plans to rent the place. Air BnB, anyone?
- I learned about Modern Phoenix Week while researching the reborn Mountain Shadows for a story. Looks like serious fun.
- Same research led me to a page on Mid Century Modern architect Ralph Haver who designed schools, churches and the famed Kon Tiki in South Phoenix.
- This 1962 Alabama Mid Century Modern home comes with a koi pond. How cool is that?
- A powerful op-ed piece on what’s at stake if the 1961 Union Carbide Building in New York City falls.
That’s it. Notice all the Mid Century Modern as you drive and walk wherever you are.