Modernist House Numbers Accent Our Modest Mid-Century House

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We’re in the process of installing a new landscape in the front yard of our split-level 1960s house in Rockville, Maryland and just added a stunning house number made by Moda Industria in… Continue reading

Great Tile Design at a Pomona Mortuary

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Great design can be found surprising places like a mortuary in Pomona, California. Todd Memorial Chapel at 570 N. Garey Avenue was designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival by the family in the… Continue reading

1920s Doorbell Designs from Los Angeles

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The Earle Hardware Manufacturing Company of Los Angeles made a variety of decorative elements from hinges to door handles to window fasteners in the Spanish Colonial and American Colonial styles for architects such… Continue reading

The Exotic Possibilities of Landscape Design in 1930s California

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One of the most famous plant nurseries in California in the early 20th century was Armstrong Nurseries.  Started in 1889 in Ontario, California, it continued to be locally owned by the Armstrong family… Continue reading

Lindstrom House by Cliff May in 1934

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In 1934, Architectural Digest included the Lindstrom House by Cliff May, which helped him gain regional attention as a significant designer (he was not a licensed architect). This issue (volume 9, number 1)… Continue reading