This mid-century modern home design was created for a busy family of five, and in addition to the spacious floorplan, it glows with light, from huge windows and stunning clerestories.
Early in the 20th century, there was an interesting development in American home life -- people started moving from the city out to the suburban districts and small towns. See some classic All-American suburban houses from that era here!
Here’s a selection of photos taken by visitors to NYC who snapped pictures of the impressively tall twin towers of the World Trade Center during the months and years before they fell.
Why take the stairs while you can ride up in comfort inside one of these metalwork 'cage' style antique elevators, made with beautiful ornamental iron? Just tell the bellhop what floor you want.
Keyed for color, comfort and convenience, the retro bathroom decor for two homes in the city and two in the country have been remodeled for maximum relaxation.
The Homarina beach cabin provides secure boat storage, over 400 square feet of comfortable, practical leisure living space, plus a large deck right at water's edge.
A touch of Old Japan, added to the occidental comforts and convenience you've come to expect -- that's this charming summer teahouse vacation home design from 1960.
Here's a basic but striking A-frame cabin that's designed for the 'blue snow' country. Inside, there's a wealth of wide-open wonderful space for taking your ease on vacation!
The doors of New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, a 36-year-old internationally-known institution, closed May 1, 1929. Noisy wreckers will clank in to tear it down. The old generation passes with a sigh. The new era enters with a roar.
The luxurious original Waldorf-Astoria was among America's first big hotels. When it was built during the Victorian era, and for years thereafter, it was considered the finest hotel in the world -- and it soon became the most famous, too.
Come see this collection of more than 30 classic home designs and house plans from 1958, during the mid-century housing boom when millions of residences were being built in America.
The size of San Francisco's great Sutro Baths seizes the imagination, yet it is not oppressive, owing to the lightness and airiness of the structure. Tier upon tier rise seats, while at their base, visible to everyone, are the swimming tanks. The sea water is supplied by an ingenious use of the ocean waves.
New York City's old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel -- torn down in 1929 -- was a luxurious Victorian building that served overnight guests as much as Manhattan's social elite. Here, take a look inside the hotel rooms and suites, and see what accommodations would have looked like back in 1903!
What did the future look like from the '60s? In this ad series for Motorola, commercial artist Charles Schridde depicted modernist homes of the future - and perfectly captured the era's sleek style and space-age optimism.
It's incredible to see how awesome -- in size, in design, in popularity -- old-fashioned indoor swimming pools could be. Here, take a look at 10 gorgeous pools from days gone by!
How high will the skyscraper of the future be? Higher even than the Empire State Building, which towers 1250 feet above the base mark in the center of the curb at Fifth Avenue?
Uncle Sam's scientists, armed with every known precision test instrument, have set out to answer the much-debated question of "How safe are skyscrapers?"
Our practical dream house: Practical in the sense of low maintenance. Dreamy in the way it realizes the family's hopes. What a house costs to build o... Click to read more...
Origin of stained glass art The art of fitting together small pieces of glass into a pattern with a heavy lead binding about each piece is supposed... Click to read more...
Probably the most beautiful, and certainly the most imaginative, air terminal in the world will be unveiled when Trans World Airlines formally opens its new Flight Center at New York International Airport (Idlewild).
The buildings are to be like the old adobe houses of the early Spanish days; they will be one-storied, have deep window seats and open fireplaces, and the roofs will be covered with dark red tiles. The material is to be a fine cream colored sandstone.
Hawaii is experiencing its greatest tourist boom in history. But there are fears that the Islands' friendly Aloha spirit will be sacrificed in the rush to keep pace with the influx.
Modernism reigns in house situated at 'The Crossroads' Promptly at 7 tomorrow night, the doors of the new Orinda Theater will swing open for the fi... Click to read more...
The highest building in the world will be built on the site of the Waldorf Astoria hotel. It will be known as the Empire State Building, will be eighty stories high, and will cost more than $66,000,000.
A castle in the clouds Lavish expenditure of money: A thirty-thousand acre farm improved at an expense of $6,000,000 The Vanderbilt Mansion on a... Click to read more...
The newly completed mansion of Mr Claus Spreckels, on the corner of Van Ness Avenue and Clay Street, is the supreme representative of the tendency toward a higher and more substantial domestic architecture in the city.
Vacation cabin This vacation cabin is the answer to everybody's dream: a place to get away from it all for as little money as possible. Just $1,500... Click to read more...
Within three years, the crooks and turnings and devious wanderings of Boston’s most honored highways and byways will be nothing more than a memory of the past...
Put great city under one roof Hamburger's building is finest in west System of hygienics presented hard problems Heating and ventilation syst... Click to read more...
The site was originally part of the spacious Colt estate, and it commands a magnificent view from its ridge-top location over the Park and the Connecticut River Valley to the east.