Jen Jones Donatelli is a freelance journalist and mid century modern devotee who lives in Cleveland, OH. Her work has appeared in publications including Los Angeles Confidential, Playboy, West Hollywood Lifestyle, Budget Travel, Robb Report, Thrillist, JustLuxe, and many more. In 2018, she and her husband purchased a 1950 mid-century ranch on Lake Erie and are always looking for the perfect pieces of MCM flair to enhance it — from sunburst mirrors to Mondrian-inspired placemats. For fun, she shares mid century modern inspiration and homes at Mid Mod Midwest on Facebook – give it a follow!
Architect Eero Saarinen’s legacy is mostly comprised of large buildings and landmarks. But on the rare occasion Saarinen did design a house, he went all-in—as evidenced by the Miller House, a beacon of residential mid century modern architecture in Columbus, Indiana.
Every landmark house needs a champion, and the Weltzheimer-Johnson House found one in Ellen Johnson. A renowned art aficionado and Oberlin College professor, Johnson purchased the 2,100-square-foot ranch home in 1968 with hopes of restoring it to its former Frank Lloyd Wright aesthetic.