if you’ve been following me for a long time you probably know how much i love mid-century houses. i grew up in one (well, sorta, my parents built their home in the early 80s but it has a mid-century feel about it – think floor to ceiling wooden window frames and glass, glass, glass). so, i stalk property a lot, and i’m always dreaming of finding an un-touched mid-century gem somewhere in the suburbs of Cape Town, or my home town. unfortunately people are starting to tear them down, because they want more space or, simply, they just don’t have any taste or appreciation for how beautiful these homes are.
and man, is amazing. it’s in , designed by architect and built in 1954 (he actually lived here all his life, and there seems to be some kind of a draftman’s table in the study… i wonder if it was his house?). it’s selling for a cool $589,000. probably my favourite thing about mid-century architecture is all the custom-built wooden cabinetry that you so often find in these homes – and this one is full of it. so gorgeous. the interesting thing about this house is that it’s surrounded by farmland, not something you typically see (but it IS Ohio, i suppose). i would not mind living here, i tell you. i would even just move into the cute garage to be honest.
have you guys been watching on Netflix? the family moves into a seventies home on a lake that is also pretty stalk-worthy.