Why People Love Mid-Century

People love Mid-Century…

Because being inside this kind of space feels smooth and serene.

It’s an era where the mind, and subsequently the eye, needed a soft and simple place to rest. The war was over, focus was on upward mobility, ornate was out, simple was in.



This new listing has converted me from a solid fan to a besotted Mid-Century zealot.

Mid-Century  |  630 N. Vendome St.  |  Silver Lake

Offered at: $989,000

3 bed. | 2 bath

1,617 sq. ft. |  7,000 lot

It’s not a slick Palm Springs martini bonanza, but a sincere and beautifully preserved home, built for the family who sold it the woman who is selling it today.

Two owners. And it shows.


The dining room is part of the living room, prescient to the popular open floor plan, and a way to feed that view to both rooms

Function conveyed by perfect form comes through in the flow of the entire home.

The kitchen bisects in a way that designates a laundry, storage, mud room area in the back, and a breakfast nook on the front gets the same Silver Lake view (above and below.)


The Master Bedroom opens up to the back patio.

Or in other words to this…

“…  During the 1950s much of the world was depleted financially and emotionally. But spirits were high. Good seemed to have triumphed over evil, and the opportunity to pave a new way of life presented itself. The designs that came about were simple and therefore timeless.” *

The front Bedroom #2…

The “Family Room” with wood burning fireplace also leads out to the patio.


Back Bedroom #3 (shown here as an office)

Small delicious details.

Lady’s Dressing Area off the master bedroom.


Phone desk area in the kitchen


Both bathrooms have original tile and tub.


* Gord Peteran, a professor of design at OCAD University in Toronto.




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