Mid-Century Remixed

December/January 2009,
Vol. 09
Issue 02
dwell cover 2009 december january mid century remixed
New Lives for Classic Homes
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Denise Korn

"In 2003, Denise Korn marched into the Boston public school system with one goal in mind: to demystify the process of design.

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Opened House

A few years after moving into their stocky, cavelike 1970s bi-level 20 miles southeast of Milwaukee, JJ and Eric Edstrom decided it was time to renovate.

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Interior Designer Peter Bentel Reviews 5 Barstools

Frontways, sideways, backward, or leaning against the back. Breakfast, beers, or bitters. The versatile barstool is indeed a perfect place to perch.


Bauhaus by the Sea

No nautical nonsense here. How Walter Gropius built the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States.

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Scrap House

"Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and knowledge of–industrial materials to create a new…

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Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park

High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the major wrongdoings of modernism, but Detroit's Lafayette Park—the…

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Marcel Breuer Hooper House II

A new owner with a light touch has kept Marcel Breuer's 1959 Hooper House II a marvel of the mid-20th century whose life will extend well into the 21st.

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Washington, DC

Washington, DC, is not all political wonks and Masonic conspiracies: It's also a highly walkable city, its diagonal avenues wide open to modern design.

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The Alessi 9090

Alessi—In the 1970s, Alessi invested $300,000 to develop its first cooking appliance: a stovetop espresso maker by Richard Sapper.

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Paul Petrunia of Archinect

Paul Petrunia founded the website Archinect in 1997, using news, forums, and original features to connect the architecture world online.