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  • Craig2080

    Lawd, Child. You disappear for a decade and come back with this dumpster fire? Jk/ Although it’s laughable the listing tries to act like this is a carefully renovated and curated house… this is completely unrecognizable compared to the 2,600 sq.ft. mid century modern they started with.

    https://www.redfin.com/CA/Beverly-Hills/1181-Angelo-Dr-90210/home/6824076/claw-13-673703

    • Architecture Afficianado

      Ohhhhhh, MAN, Craig……you KILLED me with the old photos! I wanna’ CRY! I eat, sleep and breath Midcentury Modern and have all my almost 55 years. I don’t think that this place is a dumpster fire at all, but it most certainly is over-enlarged, WAY over updated, almost color/texture/warmth/personality FREE in its decor and just is basically a contemporary clone of so many other clinical, stone cold and commercial looking homes in California. It was HUGELY more beatuiful in it’s original form and I’m so ETERNALLY sick of Snow White contemporary walls with brown wood floors I could PUKE! But the Sellers DID destroy a beautiful, authentic MCM…..SHAME on them.

      • Craig2080

        I was kidding when I called it a dumpster fire. They destroyed a MCM house but in general what is there, if you don’t consider what it was before isn’t awful. But you hit the nail on the head with the over-expander sprawler comment. The house is pretty much a one story with maybe at most 1,500 sq.ft. in the basement… so its 10k sq.ft of rambling put together rooms. Look at the Virtual Tour walk through. It just rambles on forever. I don’t love the house– but finishes / design wise its a blank canvas that some minor cosmetic things could make a home. Not gonna win any awards but its far from bad.

  • Craig2080

    If you read the description, apparently the listing agent doesn’t know the difference between site and sight.

  • horselips

    Regarding this formulaic, stereotypical, and utterly unattractive piece of sh!t, the obvious conclusion to be drawn is that Beverly Hills is laughably overrated and its residents are suckers, to be snickered at and pitied, not envied.

    • Architecture Afficianado

      I’m interested, Lips, if you’ve looked at the old listing pics of the original Midcentruy Modern home from the link below? If so, do you think that home is also an unattractive piece of shit? I’ve noticed that you despise anything that’s contemporary. Do you think that there is no such thing as a beautiful MCM or modern home?

    • Craig2080

      I’ll give you formulaic and stereotypical… but lets be real its a decent contemporary home and honestly, far better than A LOT of homes we see on here.

      Also, you get to live pretty much right next door to Sandra Bullock and a stones throw away from the Prtizker mega-compound.

    • Architecture Afficianado

      I’m interested, Lips. Also I’ve noticed that you despise anything that’s contemporary/modern. Did you see the original pics of the house via the link below before it was hugely and over updated? If not, take a look at them & let me know if you think that house is also as abysmal. I find the original version to be gorgeous and feel that the new one is absurdly over-enlarged, color/texture/interest/depth and warmth free and indeed, is a clone of so much of the institutional looking “modern” homes in California.

      • horselips

        OK, I looked at the original house shown in the link. Very small house and lot for $7+million, location notwithstanding. As for the house, all I see is a wood floor with window walls on one side and endless shelving nailed to white-painted drywall on the other. And a fireplace. All squashed under a low ceiling. I guess because you can see the woods outside through the glass walls, that makes it “organic,” but the indoor-outdoor compatibility is false and contrived. There are few straight lines in nature. The elevation and interior are very severe, rectilinear and sharp-edged – nowhere warmed, softened or relieved by a natural curve, a bay, or an arch. Modern design is in stark contrast to nature – sticking a square peg in a round world. It is completely devoid of artistry and ornamentation – aside from laying the floor, no craftsmen were needed to build this place. Even the doors are just plain flat panels. There’s nothing here to hold the eye. Nothing here that speaks for itself – the design results in nothing more than a blank canvas, needing to be embellished with furnishings and art. Some may see ‘genius’ in all of that, and judged from a modern ethic, they’re probably right – kudos and props to the architect and builder – it just doesn’t work for me. Mea culpa – Forgive me, for I know not what I think. I admit to being out of touch and unenlightened – nevertheless, I know what I like and why I like it.

        I know – I’m criticizing the essential aspects and even the ideology that underlies modern or contemporary design. If it helps to understand, I also prefer baroque music to jazz, and heavy-metal rock to country-western. Star Trek over Star Wars. Sailing yachts more than motor yachts and propeller-driven airplanes to jets. I like my firearms made of steel and stocked with wood rather than polymer and plastics. My favorite cars are from the 1960s-1970s.

        • Architecture Afficianado

          Thanks for the erudite critique, it’s appreciated. While I don’t agree with most of it, I do hear you on the lack of architectural ornamentation and pre-fab, machine-made-materials & aesthetic…..which is what the vast majority of luxury, modern real estate has all been cloned into in California and all the rest of the wealthy cities in the country. I consider myself a very capable amateur architect & interior designer and have my own personal, passionate take on both of them. As stated, I eat/sleep & breathe MCM, however in my fantasy, I’d take a tired, original but still sound good size one, roughly 2500-3000 sq. ft., preferably from the late 50’s and resto/renovate it at the same time. I’d absolutely warm it up with color, texture, personality, custom appointments and update it all within the carefully respected aesthetic of MCM, but better. I also love Art Deco/Moderne & contemporary/modern but my own personal version of what it should be. As far as traditional, I’ll pass on it entirely, unless it’s an impeccably done interpretation of a 18th century Louis XVI created with a sparing hand & eye. And my personal favorite cars are from the mid 30’s to mid 60’s 🙂

          • horselips

            To be sure there are modern interiors I absolutely adore – they are found on superyachts. They’re all constructed of the finest woods, milled and fitted with consummate skill by genuine artisans. The joinery on a yacht blows away anything found in a Rolls Royce or even a Lear jet. And there’s plenty of other modern components like clever lighting, rich fabrics, stonework, and a finely laid teak deck makes the wood flooring found in most homes look like, well, like popsicle sticks. The modern style furniture installed on yachts is usually remarkable as well. To see ‘modern’ done with exquisite taste, the highest quality materials and surpassing craftsmanship, visit a shipyard.

          • Architecture Afficianado

            Well, I’m glad you at least recognize that however I’ve been in a good number of homes and seen the same amount that have those features. If you care to, go to Houzzz.com and search for Midcentury Modern and from that menu choose living/dining and/or family rooms. You’ll be able to tell the beautifully restored & improved homes from the new that just have MCM style decor in them easily and pale in comparison. A fair amount of them have natural, multi-colored slate or other stone floors, gorgeous all wood ceilings, some with solid wood paneling and beautiful, horizontal-cut fieldstone fireplaces and of course, wall(s) of glass to some fab views. I drool like a fool over Dinah Shore’s former home in Palm Springs, restored to better-than-original perfection and then bought by Leonardo DiCaprio. This house is understated MCM, subtlety and glam personified, in my never to be humble opinion.

  • Al Robinson

    This is really nice! It’s modern and simple. I like that. I’d spend most of my time lounging by that pool.

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