Subjecting a home and family to an extreme experiment in Post-Modernism
And your last sentence summed it up as I smiled throughout reading this. What a great place. I might have cleared my TBR shelf but my To Be Visited list grows ever longer. Also your footnotes caught me out I first read the 2 against Kitsch as Kitsch Squared. Then again ....
Really cosmic. Promote critical experimentation, whatever that’s exactly is a great idea
Great photos and what a cool house. I can imagine a dream assignment here for Architectual Digest.
Very nice — I'd never heard about this house, and I moved to London when Dickens was writing his early novels. Thanks Andrew!
This house looks like it would be at home IN THE OCEAN. It looks..... nautical / seaworthy. Love the detail work, not spare, not overdone.
Absolutely love it.
Wanton exuberant creativity.
This lifted my spirits so thank you for both the photos and the writing. I enjoyed this tour, and as I live in Aotearoa New Zealand I will likely only tour it via your photos. I love the playfulness and the way the character of the owners links to the space. They didn't tear it down, they brought something old and something new, something modern and post modern to the past. The house evokes for me a house laughing at itself the way children laugh at the adult they might one day be and it is sad that often adults forget to laugh like children. This house gives us a chance. And I love the mirrors in the garden because gardens are about reflections, about man-made time deconstructed back into seasons so we can look back and ahead, behind and beyond.
Can you see my big smile? Whimsical and wonderful! Cosmical ~ A joyful beginning to my day.
My head is spinning! Wow and wowsa!
I need to see this beautiful home in person.
I visited there last summer, it's absolutely divine. I am a long-time fan of post-modernism.
Wonderful photos Andrew! I agree with the foot note on architecture elevating the human spirit, this was Luis Barragan's only purpose of designing living spaces.