Take an International Tour of 5 Mid-Century Residences
1. Designer: Marcel Breuer.
Project: A 1951 house in Litchfield, Connecticut.
Standout: While the interior was gutted, down to the door handles, exterior restorations involved the balcony above the pool and an Alexander Calder mural.
2. Firm: Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners.
Designer: A. Quincy Jones.
Project: A 1965 apartment in Palm Springs, California.
Standout: Associate principal and director of interior design Stanley Anderson contrasted his weekend getaway’s sober concrete-block walls with a playful cabana.
3. Firm: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects.
Designer: Raphael S. Soriano.
Project: A 1950 house with photography studio in Los Angeles.
Standout: Interior Design Hall of Fame member Julius Shulman’s home has been thoughtfully updated with glass sliders and skylights, plus fir woodwork.
4. Firm: Klopf Architecture.
Designer: Claude Oakland.
Project: A 1968 house in Sunnyvale, California.
Standout: The red, blue, and yellow characteristic of Eichler Homes appear in the revamped kitchen, now open to the great room, and the renovated bathrooms.
5. Designer: Claude Parent.
Project: A 1966 house in Versailles, France.
Standout: A flat-roofed volume, for the kitchen and the bedrooms, combines with a daring tilted cube, for the stacked living areas.