Houzz, the leading online platform for home remodeling and design, has featured one of our award-winning projects in the article entitled “Roots of Style: Midcentury Styles Respond to Modern Life.”
The article starts out by noting, “While the architectural profession produced several unique styles of residential design before World War II, it was not until the mid-20th century that Americans adopted new lifestyles that led to an entirely new architectural style. The war led to a housing shortage in the U.S., and Europe had to rebuild. Europeans preferred to revive their historical past, while many talented modernist architects moved from Europe to America (others had left prior to the war) and found an eager audience.”
It goes on to highlight several mid-century styles including: Minimalist Traditional, Ranch, Split Level, California Contemporary/Midcentury Modern and Contemporary Shed and concludes with a look ahead regarding the effects of conservation and market conditions.
Click here to read the whole story and as always, we welcome your comments and feedback.
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