This open & airy 1970s contemporary living room was peak sleek

Vintage home decor - Contemporary modern from 1970s
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In this Virginia home, as seen in 1971, the clean-lined interiors forged a dramatic union with the world outside.

In pursuit of that goal, all throughout the house, sliding glass doors, decks and balconies opened up every room to the outdoors.

A twist of the custom-made vertical redwood slats — seen at the top of this photo — could quickly close off the open interior walls of the bedrooms and study from the rooms below.

The floor of the master bedroom (the white ledge) created a low-ceilinged, intimate space for the comfortable furniture grouping in the 1970s contemporary living room.

The white modular sofa was firm and boxy, but with gently curved edges on the front and back — not your typical sectional couch.

The painting, done specifically for that living room wall, was by Carlton Abbott, an accomplished artist as well as architect, who also designed the handsome coffee table and flower stand in the living room.

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