Today I've got some shots of random local beauties, to get you all ready for spring. I'll have another post shortly with new listings on the market, and stay tuned for a post or two from our first guest blogger, Alx, who is freshly returned from Modernism Weekend in Palm Springs. Where I'm crazy about the houses, she's crazy about the furnishings, so you all will love her, I'm sure. She and her hubby have a fabulous MCM place, too. I'm going to try to nudge her just right so she'll agree to let us feature it here at Magic City Modern.
Time is of the essence, mod babies. Spring brings with it many goodies, like sunny days, balmy breezes, and bountiful foliage. But that means the clock is ticking on that window of opportunity for MCM viewing that we in the Magic City call "winter". So I made the rounds last week to bring you shots of a few fab places that soon will be again seasonally sequestered behind their carbon-based curtains.
But first, a hearty welcome back for the previously shuttered shopping center at 280 and Hollywood/Oxmoor Road. The ill-fated towering condo project abandoned at last, Mexico Lindo will soon be back where it belongs, joining an egg joint (is that a new trend, like all the yogurt spots?), and whatever is going into the newly Dwell-ed up Coffee Kettle. I know the purists will balk at our new retro, but I say we should take what we can get!
A drive into Mountain Brook, on Brookwood, Woodridge and thereabouts, brought these beauties:
See that wall of glass beneath the vaulted ceiling? Yeah, I didn't think so. Stinkin' trees.
This one, when viewed in a sat photo, looks to have two enclosed atrium areas. From the road it appears as a blank facade until you look more closely. The Facade is actually a screen that appears to hide a lot of glass. I'd love to see more of this place, as it looks as though its owners embrace its MCM-ness.
Another lovely on Brookwood Road:
And on Cherokee Road, about the fourth house on the left when you turn off 280, one of my favorites. My photos don't do it justice:
On the other side of Cherokee, tucked up behind Brookwood Village, is a little section of Mt. Brook with some nice MCMs. I'd encourage you to pop in there and drive around on a pretty day. You'll see lovelies like this:
Turning off 280 at the Water Works and heading up Shades Crest and poking down Big Springs leads you to these: