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South Osceola Residence / Cliff May

This 1956 home was designed by the iconic architect Cliff May, known to many as the father of the California ranch. This 116 square metre house boasts many of the architect’s trademark features. Despite its modest size, the house features glass gables, oak flooring, and walls of windows with an open-concept living room, dining room, and kitchen. The kitchen has received a modern update with frameless cabinets, quartz countertops, and stainless-steel appliances, as has the brick gas fireplace. 2350 South Osceola Street is on the market now for $479,000 — via Curbed

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Blue Haven / Carter Williams

Prolific North Carolinian architect F Carter Williams designed more than 600 buildings in the region over his career, including the renovation of the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion and the Archives Library in Raleigh. But perhaps his most stunning building is Blue Haven, a 446 square metre house he created for his family in 1959. If you want to make the home your own sanctuary, 6612 Rest Haven Drive is on the market now for $1,700,000 — via Curbed

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Sputnik house / Donald Stotler

This 1957 home in Houston, Texas makes a statement from the street thanks to a peaked overhanging roof at the entryway, pink Roman brick, and Cypress trim. Dangling from the large wooden beam on the patio is a Sputnik lamp, the perfect accent to the teal front door and its gleaming chinoiserie plate. The captivating light fixture is an original feature of the house, designed by builder Donald Stotler. Stotler was so enthralled with the launch of the Sputnik space launch — which was also in 1957 — that he commissioned a Sputnik light fixture, earning the home the nickname the Sputnik house — via Curbed

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Hawley Residence / William Sterling Hebbard + Irving John Gill

This craftsman-style property in San Diego, California was built in 1908 by architects William Sterling Hebbard and Irving John Gill, the principals at one of the most prominent turn-of-the-century architecture firms in San Diego. The Hawley residence is a soon-to-be Mills Act-approved house on over three acres overlooking Mission Valley. The home is on the market for the first time in over 50 years — via Curbed

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Dolores Heights Residence / John Maniscalco Architecture

Perched on a hill overlooking San Francisco, this modern house cuts a striking image next to the more traditional architecture of the neighbourhood. Designed by John Maniscalco Architecture, the Dolores Heights house aims to maximise its sweeping city views while still making the home, which is smack in the middle of the city, feel like a hideaway — via Curbed

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El Vuelo Residence / Cliff May

Designed by the iconic architect Cliff May and built in 1974 in the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant about an hour north of San Diego, the 533 square metre ranch is on the market for the first time. May is remembered for combining the western ranch house and hacienda styles with modernism, and his skills are on full display — via Curbed

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1980 Kawasaki KZ250 Bobber / Machine 1867

Edi Buffon lives in Sydney, Australia, where he works as an engineer. Outside office hours, he wrenches on bikes as Machine 1867, from a 35 square metre space inside a shared warehouse. Edi wasn’t really shopping for a KZ when he found this 1980 model. He had a lead on a bargain pair of Honda CB900s, and when he went to collect them, the owner threw in the forlorn Kawasaki. It wasn’t running — and yes, it was literally lying in the weeds — but Edi saw potential — via Bike EXIF

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Black Bay P01 / Tudor

Drawing inspiration from a prototype military diver they developed in the 1960s, Tudor has just announced a wild new spin on the Black Bay, called the P01. With a 12-hour bezel and a new case shape defined by a four o’clock crown and a chunky bezel locking mechanism that uses a claw-like system fitted between the lugs, it’s a Black Bay, but not at all what we’ve come to expect from the form — via HODINKEE

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Governors Road Residence / David Henken + Markus Dochantschi

Originally built in 1950 by David Henken, this six bedroom, six bath home in Bronxville, New York, is an updated take on Usonian architecture. In Bronxville, this 510 square metre home on .65 acres stands out in a sea of historic Tudors, Victorias, and Colonials. The house sits on a hill, with views onto nature from every room. In 2012, prominent architect Markus Dochantschi, founder of studioMDA and the former head of Zaha Hadid Architects in New York, expanded and modernised the traditional Usonian design — via Curbed

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Lakeshore Residence / William Kessler

The unique floorplan of this home in Burtchville Township on the shores of Lake Huron in Michigan was designed by architect William Kessler — a disciple of Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus School — in 1976 with four triangular volumes joined like a sharp-angled hourglass and bisected by a hallway. With 490 square metres, the glass-box home boasts views of Lake Huron, colour-block cabinets, and plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows. A lower floor features a downright groovy red-shag conversation pit with fireplace. Located at 7738 Lakeshore Road, the home has been on and off the market since 2016 and is now asking $1,549,000 — via Curbed

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Theophil Studios / Frank Lapasso

This Frank Lapasso-designed art deco apartment in Chicago, Illinois has just gone up for sale. The block in Chicago’s Old Town, which is known as Theophil Studios, dates back to the 19th century. But in 1940, Frank Lapasso got hold of it and gave it the art deco/moderne makeover you see today. But the exterior isn’t the only selling point. The interior was reworked and maintains those good looks too. In fact, that’s the biggest surprise of all. Yes, it has been updated here and there, but it looks like much of the 1940 refit is still in place in this apartment — via WowHaus

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TWA Hotel / Eero Saarinen

New York City’s John F Kennedy International Airport has a new addition that’s a blast from the past. The airport recently introduced its first on-airport hotel that pays homage to the former Trans World Airlines (TWA). Once one of the country’s largest airlines, it began operations in 1930 and shuttered its doors in 2001; the Flight Center at JFK closed that same year. The expansive space has since been repurposed into a luxury accommodation aptly called TWA Hotel.

The TWA Flight Center was designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen and built in 1962 — just as air travel was becoming commonplace for the general public. It features sweeping lines and an airy openness that although vintage, still feels contemporary. Rather than fighting this style, present-day architecture firms Lubrano Ciavarra, INC Architecture & Design, Beyer Blinder Belle, and Stonehill Taylor highlight the mid-century modern look — via My Modern Met

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Freak NeXt / Ulysse Nardin

The Ulysse Nardin Freak NeXt (ref. 2505-250/00) is a unique concept watch. The movement is a calibre UN-25X, self-winding with Grinder automatic winding system, 12 Hz flying oscillator and Ulysse Nardin Anchor escapement, with a 70-hour power reserve. The platinum and titanium case is 45mm x 14.1mm in size, has a 30 metre water resistance, with a white rubber-coated bezel with Super-LumiNova — via HODINKEE