Sunday, January 27, 2013
This house is one of the less-common but still fairly easy to find Mid-Century-style (aka California Modern) homes that are dotted around Sierra Madre. While Craftsman-style homes are my favorite, Mid-Century Modern is a close second. Similar to my reaction to Craftsman homes, I find a peacefulness in the mid-century aesthetic. Yet the two styles seem so different. But are they really so different? According to a Wikipedia article on the subject, there are those that feel that Frank Lloyd Wright's movement of organic architecture combined with Arts and Crafts to create the Mid-Century design movement. That connection could explain why I get the same reaction from two such at-first-glance very different styles. The "futuristic" clean lines of the design of Mid-Century homes and furnishings are easy on the eyes, but I also feel just plain nostalgic when I see this style, as it was popular when I was a kid. Whatever it is, I'm glad there are a few still around.