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If you like modern architecture and design, then you'll love ModernHomes.com. The site features all types of modern homes for sale, including mid-century modern, modern + contemporary, modern farmhouse, and lofts, making it easy to find your next modern dream home. Plus, you can learn about the latest in modern home design and technology and discover ways to enhance your existing abode with their article library. So it's basically a gold mine for any and all modern design lovers.

Be sure to spend some time perusing the Curated Collections section of ModernHomes.com to get inspired by different modern home themes. Curated Collections thoughtfully showcases some of the best modern homes on the market, be it a historic mid-century modern home under $1

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Whether you’re in the market for a gorgeous cabin retreat or you already own a beautiful cabin and you’re looking for ways to maximize it, CabinHomes.com is the best place on the internet to make all of your cabin dreams come true. 

The site makes it a cinch to search for any type of cabin you can imagine, be it a sleek A-frame nestled in picturesque Oregon or a classic log cabin in sunny Georgia. You can search for your dream cabin by style, location, type, and price. You can also filter your results by whether the cabin is for rent or for sale, depending on your needs. 

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The site also offers Curated Collections, each of which showcase a curated selection of amazing cabins by a particular theme, creating a fun experience to explore cabins

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According to an exclusive Architectural Digest article, the largest home in the world, and the most expensive home in the U.S., is officially on the market. Dubbed “The One,” the high-priced estate is expected to sell for a casual $350 million. 

Developed by owner Nile Niami with architect Paul McClean, the 105,000-square-foot estate has taken almost a decade to ideate, design, and develop. It sits on five acres of land in the exclusive Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, and it has everything you’d expect from its enormous price tag.

A 400-foot jogging track surrounds the property, along with a three-sided moat, because what’s the point of being rich if you can’t have a moat? But the moat is just the tip of

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Image: Buff, Straub, Hensman; Source: usmodernist.org

Calvin Chester Straub was an American architect who helped shape Southern California’s postwar, modernist architectural style. Born in 1920, Straub graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1944. Upon graduation, Straub served in the Navy during the remainder of WWII before returning to Pasadena to resume his architecture career. 

In 1946, Straub took a teaching position at USC, later becoming dean of the university's College of Architecture. During his time at USC, Straub focused on architectural responses to social issues, including low-income housing needs. This focus helped shape his architectural style, which emphasized function,

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Project: United States Courthouse — Los Angeles • Architect: @skidmoreowingsmerrill • 2018 AIA Awards - Architecture / Source: @aianational

Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) was created by a group of 13 New York City architects with a mission to “promote the artistic, scientific, and practical profession of its members; to facilitate their intercourse and good fellowship; to elevate the standing of the profession; and to combine the efforts of those engaged in the practice of architecture for the general advancement of the art.”

Shortly after its founding, the AIA began recruiting new members from other major cities, creating its first chapters in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Boston before expanding to additional cities such

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The Case Study Houses program commissioned a team of renowned architects to design 36 prototype residences that emphasized functionality and affordability for postwar living. Some of the world’s most prominent mid-century modern architects participated in the program, including Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig, and Charles and Ray Eames

The architects’ designs ended up shaping modernist architecture as we know it today, introducing features like open floor plans and indoor-outdoor living spaces that ease the flow of everyday living. Being tasked with maximizing affordability, the architects also used then-unconventional building materials, such as cement blocks, industrial glass, and plywood, all of which would

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Los Angeles just got a whole lot cooler thanks to architect David Adjaye’s recent project. Fashion retailer The Webster, well known for its Art Deco-style flagship store in South Beach, commissioned the British-Ghanian architect to design its new 11,000-square-foot space in LA. Forming the foundation of the Beverly Center, the design is nothing short of stunning. 


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The structure is comprised of bubble-gum pink concrete, which offers a compelling juxtaposition with the brutalist building it sits underneath. Of the uniquely pink structure Adjaye told Dezeen, “In the past five years I’ve started to work with a lot of saturated red and pink hues, which extends back to the early color experiments I did at the

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With their abundant natural light, sleek silhouettes, and indoor-outdoor living experience, there’s a lot to love about mid-century homes. Typically designed with function in mind, mid-century houses are more than just beautiful; they also ease the flow of daily life with their expansive open floor plans and purity of form. 

As we ramp up for Modernism Week 2020, we’re highlighting some of the top mid-century modern homes on the market in Palm Springs right now based on their history, unique features, and overall design. Just be forewarned—if you’re not in the market to buy a house just yet, you likely will be after checking out these properties. 

 

1287 Los Robles Drive

1287 Los Robles Drive Palm Springs Mid-Century

Revered architect Charles Du Bois designed this home in 1963, which

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Anyone who loves the clean lines, classic silhouettes, and elegant simplicity of mid-century modern architecture and design will love what Modernism Week 2020 has in store. The annual festival attracts thousands of people to Palm Springs to celebrate what makes this timeless design style so iconic. 

With a mission to encourage modernist education, preservation, and sustainability, Modernism Week hosts more than 350 events, including home tours, lectures, exhibitions, and parties. We received a taste of what this year’s festival has to offer during the Fall Preview, but it’s shaping up to be even bigger than we anticipated. 

Some of the highlights this year include a keynote presentation by internationally acclaimed

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Born in 1895, Wallace Neff was a California architect who many attribute to developing the quintessential Southern California architectural style the state is known for. Neff studied architecture under Ralph Adams Cram in Massachusetts before returning to his birthplace of California to to work as a shipyard draftsman. 

After spending several years working as a draftsman, Neff began his career as an architect, designing structures that were heavily influenced by Spanish and Mediterranean architectural styles. One of Neff's earliest designs was his own church, the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, built in 1926 in Altadena. 

The church featured a Spanish Medieval design, complete with a bell tower modeled after a

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