Typical post and beam design allowing the living room to support the ample windows and open floor plan. This achieved the architectural intention of opening up the interior space and bringing the outdoors in, defining function to be as important as form as the key Mid-Century design principle. In these homes, the emphasis was placed on meeting the needs of the average American family and communion with nature.
|View out living room to garden|
|Living Room Fireplace with floating hearth|
|View out Sliding glass door to garden and Oak Forest|
|Open Kitchen, Dining Room|
Classic Mid-Century Modern home layouts driven by necessity achieved wide popularity. After World War II American homes lost the separate, formal parlors and dining rooms. As the middle class grew and servants disappeared, so did the separate kitchen; if working parents were doing the cooking, they needed a pass-through to keep an eye on the kids. As time outside the home increased a minimum of objects to dust and polish pushed the minimalist lifestyle.
|Dining Room Fireplace with floating hearth and saucer lighting|
|2 Walls are glass in the dining room with access to deck and view of valley|
|Sunset over the valley|
|View out the dining room|
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