Modern Snapshot: The Four Seasons

It is only fitting that one of the most iconic modernist buildings in the world was home to one of the word’s most iconic restaurant spaces as well. Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building housed The Four Seasons, which was designed by Philip Johnson. After 57 years, the restaurant shut down last weekend because the […]

1962 Goodman Townhome in River Park – $329K

This new listing for a flat-roof mid-century modern townhouse by Charles Goodman in River Park is the lowest priced of the six Goodman’s I see on the market. I know Goodman was influenced by the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, but I have never seen a direct connection between Mies’ Lafayette Park in […]

Modern Snapshot: Giving Thanks for Little Modern Details

I look at a lot of houses online and in person. I write about many of them here. In this post, I want to highlight some of the smaller mid-century modern details I have come across during the past several years. ¬†Scrolling through the 3,000+ pictures on my phone (all of food, architecture and my […]

Post’s Kennicott Takes a New Look at Mies’s MLK Library

If you were away for the weekend, check out Phillip Kennicott’s piece re-examaning ¬†Mies van der Rohe’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and its new neighbor that will rise on the adjacent site of the former First Congregational United Church of Christ. “All this temporarily open space also serves to reveal a building that […]