2021 is almost over! Time feels especially strange these days, so the end of 2021 is an especially good time to slow down and review what actually happened in this blur of a year! Here are some of our most popular 2021 articles.
Most Read 2021 House Tour Articles
A 1975 Sherbondy Home
A family stumbled upon this extraordinary 1975 Sherbondy Home in Indiana and moved their family to embark on the adventure of MCM homeownership and period-sensitive updating. (Spoiler: The purple carpet is going to go!) Read on about the home and the Jackson family here.
A Well-Preserved Wexler
The 1965 Wexler home in Palm Springs boasted stunning original details, from the stacked stone and desert views to the in-tact floor plan and vintage appliances. Robert and Jaymi Gottfried knew the home was right for them and were prepared to put in the work to maintain it. “The minute we saw it we knew we had to preserve all the wonderful original features that Don Wexler incorporated into his design and the Alexander’s built so well,” the couple says. Read on for more about this Wexler-designed home.
A Memphis, Tennessee Mid Century Legacy
Margaret Mikkelsen and her husband, sculptor Ryan Faulkner, were looking for a modern home when relocating to Memphis two years ago, but they were short on time. Mikkelsen recalls, “There were actually three homes for sale, but only one was in our price range.” That home turned out to be a stunningly preserved mid century gem with a multitude of original elements including birch ceilings in the great room, birch paneling elsewhere and original cabinetry in almost every room. Take a look at the rest of the home here!
Most Read 2021 Retro Road Trip Articles
Mid Century Modern Hotels from Chicago, Portland and More
To state the obvious, the past couple of years have really given most of us a new appreciation and urge to travel again when we can. Whether you file these away for future reference or you’re able to get out now, these 5 Mid Century Modern hotels from Chicago to Portland are worth the trip to scratch the travel itch in MCM style. Read on here to develop your MCM travel wishlist!
The TWA Hotel: Saving Saarinen
The rebirth of the Saarinen-designed 1962 Trans World Airlines Flight Center at Idlewild Airport into the destination TWA Hotel at JFK spanned decades and the result is stunning. Read more about Saarinen’s design and the TWA Hotel’s refresh of the space here.
6 Mid Century Modern Rentals In and Around Portland
Sensing a theme here? This is 2021 articles we’re talking about! As an MCM hotspot, Portland is home to beautifully preserved structures from the period as well as contemporary dwellings with MCM-inspired accents. Read on for more here.
Most Read 2021 Exteriors + Curb Appeal Articles
MCM Siding 101 with Eichler Siding
Think siding is just for exteriors? You might be surprised by the many uses for siding, including playhouses but also interior uses such as on kitchen islands or accent walls. Read on for more here.
8 MCM Address Numbers and Plaques for Curb Appeal
Take advantage of every opportunity to add Mid Century Modern style to your exteriors. Even the little details count, so check out our 8 favorite MCM address numbers and plaques. They’re guaranteed to add curb appeal to your home. Scroll through some great options here!
Light Your Night: 12 Exterior Lighting Picks
Here are some lighting favorites to extend your time outdoors, in MCM style, of course! Peruse some of our favorites here.
Our 10 Favorite Pools
What could be more Mid Century Modern than a pool? We rounded up some standout pools that we’d be happy to lounge beside or jump into anytime! Read on here for more inspiring pools.
Well, that was 2021. Stay tuned for more of the best of Mid Century Modern architecture, design and lifestyle in 2022. And of course, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for more Atomic Ranch articles and ideas!