To say that we pouted a bit upon receiving July's Dwell issue is a bit of an understatement. Reason being, is pictured on the front is a home only minutes from our humble abode that we had planned on covering soon for our very own readers here: Edward Killingsworth's Opdahl House in near by Naples, Long Beach.
We've been super fans of the home, before we knew what mid-century modern was and a number of years ago inquired about the property and found out it was owned by Andreas Stevens AKA DJ Greyboy. Ever since then we have relished the walks along the canals hoping for a peek inside [the expansive windows are covered
with full drapes each time we've been by]. Dwell does a great job of documenting the history of the property including Stevens' historical restoration. In addition, Dwell also includes more of Killingsworth's information in the article Ten Things You Should Know about Edward Killingsworth one which we did not know, that he was the master planning architect for California State University Long Beach our alma mater, as well as a local Hof's Hut location.
Also notable in this month's issue:
• Eero Dynamic: A great story on Eero Aarnio and his search for functional forms
• Woman in the Dunes: Barbara Neski one of the few female mid-century modern architects
• Inner Space: photo series by photographer Leslie Williamson, documenting architects and designers personal spaces.
• Neutra Territory: Essay by Raymond Richard Neutra, Richard's son
We have to admit after last months struggle to get through the issue, July's issue is chock full of great stuff and a real treat. On newsstands now.
PS: One piece Dwell didn't cover with their images on the Opdahl House was the amazing back door that leads out to the canal. We're going over regardless now, with hopes Stevens will give us a tour as well with more images or at the very least we'll snap a photo of the back door to share with readers.