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Many folks have made comments regarding the staircase.
If you look at the rest of the photos ( by clicking “see more” on the left corner of any photo) the staircase does have a railing along the wall.
Beautiful home, i also would have loved to see the kitchen.
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They totally destroyed the mid-modern look of this house. I agree, the exterior is horrid. Maybe if I hadn't been expecting a mid-modern design I wouldn't have been so appalled.

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I just had to do some reading about postmodernism since the house is based on that. Apparently it came to be from 1970-1990. This is a quote from an article by Anna Winston in July 2015: "the Postmodernists aimed to break Modernism's hold on design by offering something warmer, brighter and more experimental"

OK, I get it, now further on, Winston writes: "It has been called ugly, superficial, derivative, and cravenly complicit to a profit motive." Winston and a design historian Jane Pavitt co-curated an exhibition on the subject but were hard pressed to find any architects who would even admit to being or building something post modern. In 1966, a book by Rovert Venturi "Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture" discussed the confusion that followed the introduction of this "fad" or short-term trend.

Basically post modernism was "a revolt against the Modernist architectural establishment." It was suppose to be "engaging, warm and funny" as well as very expressive.

From the above comments, I believe it has met it's design. Commenters were very expressive and engaging for sure and some, quite colourful in their remarks.

Some buildings such as the first one below by James Stirling has been considered the best Post Modern building every built. The eye of beauty.....

Post Modernism found New Oreleans in The Piazza d'Italia public plaza by Charles Moore.

And for those decrying there was no staircase in the above home...... apparently it was added after the photo shoot. :)

And I'll leave you with the first Postmodern building (1964) by Rovert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown called Vanna Venturi House.


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