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Wexford – JFK’s Virginia home hits the market

Most people immediately think of the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts when they think of John F. Kennedy's home. But a lesser known house in Virginia that JFK and his wife Jackie had built the year that he died has surfaced in the news again this month. According to a recent...

Original owner mid-century time capsule

I love Original Owner Houses (OOH). They are essentially frozen in time from whatever generation the original owner hails. This OOH recently sold in LA after only being listed for a short time. Not only was this an original owner home (built in 1964), but the sellers were the ones who picked out the...

The craziest house in Kansas City

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Mid-century modern in living color

If you have kindergarten nostalgia, or are otherwise easily entertained by primary colors, I have another "happy house" for you! This one is a 1951 mid-century rancher in Los Angeles, California. Lots of white on the outside, but nothing but pure color bliss on the inside. This 2,694 square foot home...

Day and night in a mid-century modern

A realtor from Tsawwassen (south of Vancouver, Canada) sent me the listing to a renovated mid-century modern home that is currently for sale. As a big fan of mid-century architecture, I enjoyed seeing these photos. But I thought it was particularly interesting to view the contrast between daytime and nighttime pictures. Have a look... Normally I don't like when...

The Playboy Bunny house is up for sale

The Playboy Bunny house (right across the street from Hugh Hefner's infamous Tudor-style home) is for sale! I used to watch The Girls Next Door just because I loved this mid-century house so much - well, okay... Holly, Kendra, Bridget and Hef were a kick too. As the E! channel reality show portrayed, this house was essentially...

The ‘Bird in Flight’ house

I have always wondered how they get wood to bend - but this place goes beyond a curved roof - it is literally undulating! The "wave house" is currently for sale in Lambertville, New Jersey for $1,100,000. It is dramatic, it is graceful, and yes, it looks like a bird in...

Elvis and Priscilla’s Honeymoon House

Right after they were married in May of 1967, Elvis and Priscilla Presley retreated to this funky mid-century modern home tucked away in Palm Springs, California. Elvis had rented it out a few months prior to the wedding and the couple had actually planned to be married on the grounds of the house until a gossip...

Mid-century stunner in Vancouver Canada

Did I ever tell you that I lived in Vancouver, Canada for 4 years? Well it's true - I did my undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia - and thoroughly enjoyed it. Even back in the 1990's I was a budding house-peeper and I spent endless hours wandering around the...

The Beadles House

That's BEADLES - not Beatles. This 1952 Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house was designed by Ingraham and Ingraham. The home is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and it is currently for sale. Have a look at this magnificent mid-century modern specimen... Long and low and loaded with redwood, brick and glass, the Beadles...