Monday Link Roundup

There’s were lots of good updates posted at Retro Renovation this week but my favorite post was a detailed look at this mid-century bathroom installation: – Nanette and Jim’s vintage blue bathroom An interesting overview of James RW Cornetet new book Facadomy: A Critique on Capitalism and its Assault on Mid-Century Modern Architecture can be…

Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors

One of the first things I did after buying my home was subscribe to Atomic Ranch magazine. It’s become my “go to” source for new information about old homes.

A Napa Mid-Century Architecture Tour

I was surprised and extremely excited to learn that the theme for this year’s 22nd Annual Holiday CandleLight Tour presented by Napa County Landmarks & the Napa County Historical Society will be “Mad Men Meets The Valley.” This self-led tour will highlight Monticello Park, a mid-century modern neighborhood in Napa. Accoding to the organizers Napa’s…

How Livable Is A Modern House?

Since my look at early mid-century design is coming to an end I thought I’d share a fun article that explores the future of home design. Between 1941-1948 Walker Art Center in Minneapolis conceived and built two homes as part of their ambitious Idea House Project. These two split-level modern homes were designed by museum…

The Art of the Garage Door

One of my favorite aspects of mid-century home design is the creative way builders and home owners designed and decorated garage doors. Since I’ve been home hunting I’ve come across a lot of wonderful garage door designs and I’ve also dug up some great articles about how to spice up your own garage door that…