mid century modern homes

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One of our personal favourite entries, Ansty Plum, a 1960s modernist house renovated by London firm Coppin Dockray, has been shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year. The home is located in a small village in Wiltshire, England. It was built in 1962 by architect David Levitt – who later went on to establish Levitt Bernstein – and then extended in the early 1970s Brutalist architects Alison and Peter Smithson. “Ansty Plum is a very special 20th century house, resurrected for viable modern living without damaging the spirit or the fabric of the original. In the house what has been taken away, and what has not been added is as important as what has been rescued or retained.”

ARTISTIC RETREAT: At the Hamptoms getaway of powerhouse gallery owner Dominque Levy and movie producer Dorothy Berwin, the architecture, the furniture, and even the trees are all part of the aesthetic vision - photography: Oberto Gili - text: Arthur Lubow - styling: Michael Reynolds - AD December 2016

  • “The living room features artworks by, from left Anselm Reyle, Ugo Rondinone, and Zhu Junshi. Furnishings include a Rick Owens double reclaimer, a vintage Vladimir Kagan sofa, wooly 1940s French slipper chairs, a 1950s cocktail table by Rainer Roland, and a vintage Gino Sarfatti chandelier.”