Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Ju-Nel Homes: MCM masterpieces
D Magazine's current issue features several homes in the White Rock area (hopefully a few will be on next April's home tour!) with a decidedly modern signature. All of them have large, float-glass window panes, low-lying roof lines, open floor plans, and courtyards. Built in the late 1950s and 1960s, the designs by architects Lyle Rowley and Jack Wilson integrate their lots' trees, curves, and natural lighting. The influence of Japanese design and Frank Lloyd Wright is found in the interplay with nature. Recycled brick and natural materials like teak and South African woods add to the nature-conscious design.
While you're waiting for April, take a driving tour: Silverock, Vinemont St, and Woodgrove.