From Midcentury Modern to Twenty-first Century Contemporary.
Art is influenced by the times in which it’s created and what came before. Whether architecture, visual, music or performing arts, everything builds from the realities of today and impressions from the past. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the evolution of architecture from post-World War II midcentury modern homes, to today’s contemporary residential design.
After the war there was tremendous pent-up demand for housing and a cadre of young architects ready to take advantage of the opportunity—particularly in Southern California. What became known as midcentury modern architecture was heavily influenced by the Bauhaus movement of the 1920’s and the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies Van Der Rohe and Le Cobusier. Defined by open floor plans, clean lines, generous use of glass, a blending of inside and outside living spaces, and use of materials new to home design such as steel and plywood. The midcentury modern esthetic set the tone for today’s contemporary homes.
Stillwater Dwellings embraces this heritage and brings contemporary residential design to a new level of sophistication and practical livability.
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Understand Your Building Site
There is nothing more important to a successful custom home project than finding the right building site. Whether you already have a site, or are shopping for one, understanding how to get the most from your property can make the planning and building process run more smoothly. We’ve put together a guide to understanding how the unique nature of your site can effect the design and building process. It includes information on:
- Utilizing existing trees and shrubs
- Solar Orientation
- Utility needs
- Septic issues
- Maximizing views
We’re here to help. Call 800-691-7302 with any questions.