Little details about the house

Mondrian-style design on front door, designed and added later by original owner

Built-in kitchen table; parquet floor

One of two original light fixtures in living room

Cute kitchen plaque; means "good at everything." (Special thanks to ChimayBleue on Flickr for the translation!)

Naugahyde lounge pillows

Original Arro radiant heating instructions

Original radiant heating system

Original CoolAir cooling system

Apparently original tile in master bathroom

Arcadia door handle


girlplusdog said...

I love all these details especially the front door! I think maybe the Eames also used Mondrian style patterns for their Case Study houses. Or maybe I just made that up.

Jezzka said...

it's retro to the metro, baby!

Ben Munson said...

Hi, I'm the grandson of the original homeowners and I thought you would like to know that the Mondrian door was not an original feature of the house. My grandfather designed and added that later on.

Gretchen said...

Hi Ben! I'm going to guess your grandfather did the door around the same time as the 1962 addition? Everyone always notices and loves it. Welcome and feel free to add lots of comments on this site.

Ben Munson said...

Thanks Gretchen. I'll perk up with anything interesting and relevant that I know about the house and its former residents. My recollections about the house itself are almost purely cultural and visual, but I had a specific conversation with my grandfather about the door. He was proud of his reverse-engineering of Mondrian's style.

Gretchen said...

I think you should have your own special entry here, Ben! Think about it -- would love any stories and pix.