This light & spacious 60s living room had modern & traditional elements

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In its planning and in its use of open and flexible space — high, light-colored vaulted ceilings with beams, full-height windows leading to a central courtyard — this house was an expression of the midcentury pattern of living.

The space of this house was not contained, but continuous. Not only was there a continuity between the interior spaces, but also between the interior and exterior spaces.

The light & spacious 60s living room, although not formal, had a casual dignity about it. Regional in flavor, but not in point of view, its open spaciousness was enclosed by a simple structure built predominantly of wood and stone.

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The furnishings were not consistently modern, traditional or regional. The panel over the fireplace was an 18th-century English embroidery, while the lush, deep pile rug was woven in Ireland.

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The airy living room’s fireplace was a terminal element at one end of the central living space. With tall openings at both sides and standing free, it allowed for a continuity of space.

The bold, wood-spindle grilles at openings harked back to Spain via Mexico. Antique wrought-iron grilles from a Gothic palace were incorporated into the coffee tables.

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