Art & Architecture

Defining Mid-Century Modern Style

I am a long-time lover of the mid-century modern style, and curate a list of mid-century/modern homes listed for sale in the MLS each week as part of my weekly...
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Joseph Eichler’s mid-century modern showpiece

Joseph Eichler is known as one of the fathers of Mid-century modern design… one of the most influential developers of the Mid-century modern style tract housing for the masses, building some...
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Dave Brubeck ‘tree house’ for sale

After visiting the ‘tree houses’ on Lexington in St. Paul over the weekend it got me thinking about the unique houses built into the hills around Berkeley, California… and led...
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A Modernist Weekend with Elizabeth Close and Frank Lloyd Wright… and more

It was an idyllic fall weekend, with fall colors on full display. The Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians fall tour featured two modernist homes on a dramatic hillside on Lexington...
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Willey House is open this Sunday, 10/22/23

It was 1977 when we first sought out The Willey House, driving down from NDSU in Fargo, ND where John was an architecture student. We were surprised by how ‘not...
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Marcel Breuer’s St John’s Abbey Church… perhaps the most important piece of modern religious architecture in the US

We first visited Saint John’s Abbey Church about 50 years ago, when my husband was an architecture student and we were living in Fargo, ND. The church was completed in...
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Iconic Fickett and Eichler mid-century modern homes filled with natural light

When I think of the mid-century modern home style, the first thing I think of is light… and bringing the outside in, blurring the lines between exterior and interior spaces....
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Hidden Gem at Walker Art Center… Sky Pesher by James Turrell

When I saw a short little article about Sky Pesher by American artist James Turrell in the StarTribune this week, it warmed my heart and made me smile. Sky Pesher...
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