The official sales listing for Adrian Pearsall’s 1964 house in Forty Fort, PA, is now “live” on Sotheby’s. When I first saw and wrote about this house <– more photos here, I was so stunned that I could not even imagine what it would have been like to grow up there. So, I asked Jim for his recollections, holding my breath the whole time hoping that he would not be “bothered.” Quite the opposite: Jim… then brother Jed… then sister Cindy Pearsall Sussman… each were amazingly generous in offering memories of living in this wonderland. I am kind of speechless reading, and then thinking, about this little piece of paradise their parents created for them.
Over the past several days I have have conversed by email with the three… Following are their memories about the house and about the life that their mother Doris — known as “Dorie” — and father Adrian created for them…. Heck yeah there is more →
Many thanks to reader Jamie, who alerted me on Saturday that the home that Adrian Pearsall designed and built for his family outside Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, in 1962-1964 is coming on the market for sale for the very first time. In fact, I reached out to the agent — Mr. Pearsall’s son Jim Pearsall — immediately, and found that the MLS listing for the house only was going online yesterday, May 1. You read it here first! What an AMAZING house!Heck yeah there is more →
We love pink kitchens, and we love stories of readers who take a big gulp and dive into their design projects “the hard way” — hunting down salvage, finding the hard-to-find, tackling DIY when standard just won’t do, and putting it all together in their own unique way. Bit bad by the mid mod bug, Monica (shown, right) sums up the journey that she — and many of us, I suspect — undertake with our Retro Renovations:
Our simple project that would easily have been completed in a few months and a trip to a big box store turned into over a year of hunting and gathering, repainting, refinishing and reupholstering.
Indeed! Today, let’s take a look inside this pretty in pink retro kitchen inside the family’s weekend cabin: Heck yeah there is more →
Story #4 about planning weebit’s apartment. She has a West Elm nearby, so we went and looked several times. I had not been in one of these for years and years. What a fun store — chock full of midcentury modern-inspired furniture. I was particularly impressed by the lines and scale of West Elm’s Carlo sofa and Carlo chair. Weebit had zero interest in either piece: “That’s your style,” she said. But: Maybe you, dear readers, will be interested in taking a look! Heck yeah there is more →