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Atomic Ranch

Atomic Ranch

Summer 2021
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Glean from homeowners, designers, builders and architects as they share their expert insight on the style. Their stories of house hunting and renovation are sure to inspire.

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Engaged Media
4 Issues

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RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU FEEL LIKE SUMMERTIME IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR A RESET . Maybe it’s because we’ve all held onto that school’s-out-for-summer mentality that still makes the arrival of summer feel a little extra thrilling. It’s vacation season; it’s beach season; it’s reap-the-rewards-of-our-hard-work season. At home this means we finally jump in the pool that for many of us has been merely lawn ornamentation for months. Let’s use that vintage barware that’s been boxed away. As we and the rest of the world emerge a bit more into a savvier socially distanced lifestyle, let’s take stock of how to enjoy our homes with a breath of fresh air and optimism. This issue is packed with gorgeous mod homes built for easy living and joie de vivre›from a desert cabin with…

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A Backyard to Swoon Over This poolside lounge area has all the elements of a summer hangout spot you’d never want to leave. It’s located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, just outside Encinitas, California; designer Ryan Prange says, “The vision was Bali meets Cardiff.” Mission accomplished. Can we come over? Mile High and Mid Mod These homeowners carefully brought their 1955 Franklin L. Burns Construction home in Denver’s Harvey Park neighborhood back to its MCM roots. Stay tuned to see more of their home—including a vibrant bathroom and an outdoor breeze block wall. Creating Outdoor Conversation Areas Find ideas from simple to aspirational for creating inviting seating areas in your backyard, bringing the comfort of the indoors outside. Retro Road Trip: Guangzhou Circle When Italian architect Joseph di Pasquale designed this iconic building for the Guangdong province of China, his…

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seating al fresco

1. Panton chair, $410. (866) 842-6209 or ylighting.com. 2. Caya Mondo black dining armchair, $270. (866) 746-3455 or article.com. 3. Verda patio dining chair with cushion (set of 4), $899. (844) 860-3709 or allmodern.com. 4. LeisureMod Devon Modern Flower Design outdoor aluminum dining armchair. For pricing, call (866) 308-0938 or visit leisuremod.com. 5. Hee dining chair, $195. (833) 849-3025 or us.hay.com. 6. Grinda armchair, $800. (888) 605-3829 or lumens.com. 7. Medan Graphite outdoor lounge chair, $840. (866) 746-3455 or article.com. 8. Concha chair, $450. (888) 605-3829 or lumens.com. 9. Dot Graphite dining chair in Tanga Orange, $210. (866) 746-3455 or article.com. FOR MORE ON THIS KITCHEN, VISIT ATOMIC-RANCH.COM. To lovers of mid century design and style, these words from designer Aletha VanderMaas about the kitchen of the 1950 ranch her firm was brought in to restore are devastating to hear:…

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TYPE OF HOME: Wide-gable ranch ARCHITECT: Michael Koteles BACKGROUND: This 1950 single-story home is believed to have been designed by the architect for his own family. Built into a hill, the home has a walkout lower level. The kitchen was given a contemporary update by a previous owner in the 1990s and retained no original features. COLOR SCHEME: Gray flooring and countertops and pale wood cabinets are paired with accessories in vibrant mid century shades of orange, aqua and yellow. INNOVATIVE IDEA: The small space feels grander thanks to the custom-angled upper cabinets that merge with original beam ceilings.…

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desert sanctuary

By Kathryn Drury Wagner I If you’ve ever been to Joshua Tree National Park, you know how magical it feels. The landscape is filled with surreal boulder formations. Sentient-seeming Joshua trees outstretch their spiky arms toward a night sky filled with stars. After exploring the surrounds of Joshua Tree, Bob Bogard and Michael von Wittenau were hooked on the tranquility of the High Desert. They were looking for a retreat that was near their primary residence in Palm Springs, and when they came across this 5-acre ranch in Pioneertown—with historic structures, sweeping views of natural rock and an intriguing pedigree—they knew it was the perfect fit. MID CENTURY MAKEOVER Bob and Michael are married and have been a couple for 26 years. Michael is in the hospitality industry, and Bob is the director of…