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Modernist and real estate broker, Monique Anton, educates the masses on the wonderful world of mid-century modernism. This isn’t just a style of architecture, it’s a way of being and thinking about the world. Listen in and join others who want to learn about and live in a work of art!

If you're interested in buying or selling a modern home, head over to www.modernhomesrealty.com to learn more.

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Mid-Century Modernism with Monique Monique Anton

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Modernist and real estate broker, Monique Anton, educates the masses on the wonderful world of mid-century modernism. This isn’t just a style of architecture, it’s a way of being and thinking about the world. Listen in and join others who want to learn about and live in a work of art!

If you're interested in buying or selling a modern home, head over to www.modernhomesrealty.com to learn more.

Let's Connect!

www.mcmwithmonique.com

    Jonathan Braun Talks About His Father's Work

    Jonathan Braun Talks About His Father's Work

    Monique chats with Jonathan Braun about his father, Ernest Braun's, incredible work and legacy. They dive into Ernest's inspiration from Eichler Homes, his journey into photography, and vibrant life through the lens. Jonathan shares fond memories, including time in the darkroom, his father's adventures with combat photography, and the seven photography books he created.
     
    “I just found it incredibly fascinating to watch this, to be in the dark, and under the glow of the safe light, seeing these images appearing” - Jonathan Braun

     
    If you're interested in buying or selling a modern home, head over to Modern Homes Realty to learn more.

     
    Let's Connect! 
     
    Website: www.mcmwithmonique.com    
    Email:  monique@modernhomesrealty.com  
    Modern Homes Reality: http://www.modernhomesrealty.com/  
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    Instagram: @mcmwithmonique  
    Facebook: facebook.com/mcmwithmonique   
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
     
    www.ernestbraun.com
     
     

    • 28 min
    Dominic Sarica Talks With Us About His Roger Lee Home

    Dominic Sarica Talks With Us About His Roger Lee Home

    Monique chats with architect Dominic Sarica, who shares his love for living in a Roger Lee home, its unique design, and what drew him to it. Hear about raising his family in this architectural gem, the distinctive style of Roger Lee, and how Dominic tackled design challenges to preserve its integrity.
     
    “All I could see was this horizontal line that peaked out from the landscape and I said, ‘I know what’s back there’” - Dominic Sarica
     
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    If you're interested in buying or selling a modern home, head over to Modern Homes Realty to learn more.

     
    Let's Connect! 
     
    Website: www.mcmwithmonique.com   
    Email:  monique@modernhomesrealty.com  
    Modern Homes Realty: http://www.modernhomesrealty.com/  
    Follow Me On: 
     
    Instagram: @mcmwithmonique  
    Facebook: facebook.com/mcmwithmonique  
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
     
    Dominic Sarica - Interior Architects: www.interiorarchitects.com

    • 30 min
    Allan Green Discusses His Father's Work

    Allan Green Discusses His Father's Work

    Monique welcomes Allan Green to the show to discuss his father's legacy, his work with Frank Lloyd Wright, and his journey in creating the stunning coffee table book, "Aaron Green Organic Architecture: Beyond Frank Lloyd Wright." They talk about his father's unique approach to design, his distinctive style of collaborating with clients, and the charming story of how his parents met with a handmade sweater. Tune in for an intimate look at one of the pioneers of organic architecture and the process of bringing his story to life in print.
     
    “I didn’t want to put limitations on the design because the point is to let him [Aaron Green] do something interesting” - Allan Green
     

    If you're interested in buying or selling a modern home, head over to Modern Homes Realty to learn more.
     

    Let's Connect!
     
    Website: www.mcmwithmonique.com   
    Email:  monique@modernhomesrealty.com  
    Follow Me On: 
     
    Instagram: @mcmwithmonique  
    Facebook: facebook.com/mcmwithmonique   
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
     
    Aaron Green Organic Architecture: Beyond Frank Lloyd Wright - Allan Green

    • 26 min
    Chad Dewitt, Founder of Framestudio

    Chad Dewitt, Founder of Framestudio

    Monique welcomes Chad Dewitt, an accomplished architectural designer and the creative force behind Framestudio, to the show. With features in Dwell, California Home and Design, and many more, Chad shares what inspires him about mid-century modern homes, delves into his personal restoration projects (including an interesting take on why Eichlers aren't his favorite), and invites listeners into his world of auction alerts. Join the conversation with a true expert in the field, as they dive into the world of architecture, design, and restoration.
     
    “It instilled in me a dislike of conformity, I like unique, I like one-offs” - Chad

     
    If you're interested in buying or selling a modern home, head over to Modern Homes Realty to learn more.
     
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    Let's Connect! 
     
    Website: www.mcmwithmonique.com   
    Email:  monique@modernhomesrealty.com  
    Follow Me On: 
     
    Instagram: @mcmwithmonique  
    Facebook: facebook.com/mcmwithmonique   
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
     
    Curbed Magazine - Chad Dewitt  
    Frame Studio: https://www.framestud.io/  
    Instagram: dewitt_20th_century  

    • 41 min
    Bruce Avico, Mid-Century Modern Historian, Talks About Buff & Hensman

    Bruce Avico, Mid-Century Modern Historian, Talks About Buff & Hensman

    Monique welcomes to the show esteemed architect Bruce Avico, a living encyclopedia of mid-century modern history. In this episode, Bruce unveils his journey, from joining the world of Buff and Hensman to pivotal moments that shaped his career. 
     
    Join the conversation as they explore the backgrounds of Conrad Buff, Don Hensman, and the influential Calvin Straub, while Bruce discusses the Case Study Houses, reflects on the impact of the 1973/74 energy crisis on architecture, and expresses his deep appreciation for mid-century modernism. Listen in as Bruce reveals his favorite architects and imparts his hopes for the enduring legacy of homes from this timeless era.
     
    “[Why I like mid-century modernism is] kind of like in the renaissance era, there was the high renaissance and I think in modern times, that’s where this landed” - Bruce

     
    If you're interested in buying or selling a modern home, head over to Modern Homes Realty to
    learn more.
     
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    Let's Connect! 
     
    Website: www.mcmwithmonique.com   
    Email:  monique@modernhomesrealty.com  
    Follow Me On: 
     
    Instagram: @mcmwithmonique  
    Facebook: facebook.com/mcmwithmonique   
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
     
    Modern California Houses - 1962 Esther McCoy   
    Beautiful Homes and Gardens In California - January 1, 1965 by Herbert Weisskamp  
    Buff and Hensmen - By Don Hensmen & James Steele  
    Calvin Straub
     
    Ralph Rapson's - Greenbelt House

    • 46 min
    Joanne Koch of Koch Architects: Organic Architecture & Perfecting the Art of Restoration

    Joanne Koch of Koch Architects: Organic Architecture & Perfecting the Art of Restoration

    Monique welcomes Joanne Koch, the founder and principal of Koch Architects, renowned for her work in organic architecture and mid-century modern restoration. In this episode, you'll delve into Joanne's soulful approach to organic architecture, inspired by the mass housing design and vision of the post-war era.
     
    Explore the concept of 'rustic modern' from Joanne's unique perspective, as she shares her personal experiences at Sea Ranch and her work with architectural treasures designed by  luminaries like William Turnbull, John Hants Oswald, and Fred Langhorst.
     
    Join them for an engaging conversation about how spaces influence life and the legacy we leave for the next generation.
     

    “[We ask ourselves] How do we... see [the houses'] new opportunities for now… while keeping the original spirit of them.” - Joanne
     
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    If you're interested in buying or selling a modern home, head over to Modern Homes Realty to learn more.
     

    Let's Connect! 
     
    Website: www.mcmwithmonique.com  
    Email:  monique@modernhomesrealty.com  

    Follow Me On: 
     
    Instagram: @mcmwithmonique  
    Facebook: facebook.com/mcmwithmonique   
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
     
    Koch Architects - www.kocharchitects.com  

    • 29 min

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All of these guests on Monique’s Show are enthousiastic and seasoned Midcentury Modern Home specialists who have years of knowledge and experience with building these special nature inviting homes .

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