Here we are in Palm Springs, California, a town doubling as a virtual museum of Mid-Century Modern architecture with possibly the world’s largest and best preserved examples of elegant homes built during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

 

During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the George Alexander Construction Company partnered with several architects to develop a unique approach to tract housing and built over 2500 homes in southern California. The company primarily worked in and near Palm Springs but their style of houses were emulated across the United States.

The Alexander Construction Company gave their homes a variety of distinctive roof lines similar to this one, which by the way, is available for immediate move in.  It features an open floor plan just as many of the Alexander homes built of more solid materials do.

An opportunity missed, but maybe another time to take this tour. Some of the houses on this poster depict features common to the Alexander homes, such as: expansive windows, windows and doors minus their typical moldings, breezeway connecting an open carport to the house, flat, slanted, or butterfly-shaped roofs, exteriors finished with two-tone wood, patterned brick, decorative concrete block and Three-quarter high wall partitions.

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Harry Bertoia’s diamond lounge chair and cyclone table remain a fascinating study in bent metal and a fixture of mid-century design, now scaled down 75 percent for the younger set.

Totally Kids fun furniture & toys will help you find the mid-century pieces that you are searching for, large or small.

 

 

Eames Hang It All will always have a place in kids rooms.