This Modernism Week featured home’s redesign is inspired by travel and sailing

Strolling through the turquoise door of Maison Bleue Moderne in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs, you’re greeted by a photo of vacant lounging chairs by a pool, which sets the scene of the home.  

The four-bedroom, four-bath, 2,400-square-foot Alexander Company home designed by William Krisel and produced in 1958 is one of the featured homes for Modernism Week. Situated below the San Gorgonio Mountains, this house has mid-century modern signatures such as combining indoor and outdoor living, a gabled roof and clerestory window. 

The home was revised by Michelle Boudreau Design in Palm Springs and presents the new owners’ distinctive tone and affection for travel and sailing. The blue textiles applied to bedroom headboards, chair cushions, backsplashes and tile in many parts of the home are in appreciation of the oceans. 

The exterior of Maison Bleue Moderne in Palm Springs, Calif., on Feb. 18, 2022. The home, designed by late architect William Krisel, is one of the featured homes of Modernism Week.

Tones of turquoise on the front door and other components throughout the home seem relevant for

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House of the Week: Owner said his Clay home was ‘perfect’ when he bought it. Then he made it better

CLAY, N.Y. – When Vinny Lobdell first saw the home at 5148 Lyle Drive in Clay about three years ago, he thought it was “perfect.”

“It was meticulous inside,” he said of the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home which was an award winner at the 2008 Parade of Homes. “The house was almost like brand-new.”

Judging from the photos provided, it looks much the same way today. If anything, Lobdell has made it even better since he purchased it, making over $150,000 worth of upgrades inside and out.

“The house is just spectacular,” he said. “And a special place to live.”

The property’s location and the home’s design made it perfect for his family.

The neighborhood he said was “family-oriented,” and a “great community to raise kids in.”

His four children had over 4,000 square feet to spread out in, including a spacious playroom over the garage and a finished walk-out basement

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Moreland Hills home is a testament to 1990s design: House of the Week

MORELAND HILLS, Ohio — The arches, glass block and minimalist exterior give it away immediately: 30 Easton Lane was built in the 1990s. The home is truly a product of its time, yet it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before.

On the outside, the massive 7,455 sq. ft. structure resembles two modernist barns joined together by a trio of silos. Inside, there are 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

“This home has the wow factor,” says Howard Hanna agent Adam Kaufman, who has the property listed for $1,175,000.

The home’s striking design extends into the interior. Walk through the front doors into the dramatic two-story entryway. From there, it’s few steps to the open-concept main living area, which includes an aptly-named great room, updated kitchen and glass-walled dining room. The entire space is ideal for entertaining, boasting high ceilings, hardwood floors, a fireplace, plenty of wall space to showcase your art collection

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