One of my favorite MCM homes in Sacramento

... is on the market! See listing for details.

Don't miss this stunning gem tucked in Land Park and was on the Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour this last June.

According to my research for the Tour guidebook, this two bedroom, two-story, 1963 custom home was designed by Robert N. Hill of Morris Construction Company. According to city records, the home’s first residents were real estate developer Robert C. Powell and his wife, Jeanette, an award-winning interior designer. Robert C. Powell developed several communities and properties in Sacramento including Campus Commons, Governor’s Square, Gold River, and Pavilions Shopping Center. Morris Construction Company was operated by Robert S. and Steven T. Morris. Their company built many homes throughout Sacramento.

This unique home includes its original pool, dramatic floating staircase, broken slate floors and concrete masonry. There is even a little door near the bar for passing cool drinks to guests outside at the pool! The current owner recently and sensitively remodeled her home using natural and hand-crafted materials. An open floorplan and floor-to-ceiling windows provide a perfect setting to showcase modern furniture and art.

More gorgeous pix of this home here (first home posted).

The home was also recently featured in a detailed article in the June issue of Inside Publications, which can be downloaded here.

When I was researching this home for the tour, I felt that there was more to know about its history. Will continue to research and post when/if I find out.

Mimomito for local and thrifty mid-century furniture finds!

Interesting furniture/homeware finds (and humor) abound from the folks over at Mimomito, an awesome newcomer to the Sacramento blog scene. The blog was started when "a group of friends in Sacramento that found out about each other’s furniture obsession and started sending craigslist links to one another – and cluttering up the walls of Facebook with ads about couches and coffee tables. We’ve honed and concentrated our powers into this blog to surface great furniture in and for the Mid-Town Sacramento community."

Be sure to check out their naughty "Do Not Want" posts, hahaha!

Check out Rose and Serene's travels and finds on craigslist, local antique stores, thrifts and yard sales. Thanks to my good friend, Toni, for the tip about this fun blog!

Sorry I haven't been blogging much this month. Been busy being a mommy and wifey. And, ahem, -- planning the next Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour. Oh yeah: it's ON! More on that later.

Do you know the way to San Jose?

My friend and kindred MCM historian, Heather, is working on an incredible driving tour in San Jose that is not to be missed! The tour -- "San Jose Modern: A Driving Tour of Mid-Century Highlights" -- is sponsored by Northern California Chapter of Docomomo. According to the tour flyer, this event features:
".... a self-driving tour of mid-century roadside highlights in San Jose. Tour stops will include the Century 21 Theater (1964), Community of Christ Church (1967), San Jose Water Co. building (c. 1960), San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts (1972), car dealerships, restaurants, antique stores and more.

Date: Saturday, October 9th

Registration Desk Open 9 AM – 12 PM
Registration Location: Starbucks Coffee, 5180 Stevens Creek Boulevard (near the former Futurama Bowl Sign)
Tour Hours 9 AM – 6 PM
• Exclusive access to select interiors
• Discounts at San Carlos Antiques Row
• Antique car show
• Mid-century window displays
RSVP to for more information about meeting times and places.
Tickets $25 ($20 for members)"
Here are some pix of places highlighted on the tour:

Heather recently sold many copies of her fabulous book, "Mid-Century By the Bay" here in Sacramento during the Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour. Excellent reading, I highly recommend it!

Hope to see you there! Help spread the word and support our friends who work so hard to document MCM treasures.