by Christine Madrid French
On the surface, the wildly popular television show “Mad Men,”set in the 1960s, chronicled the life of high-flying advertising executive Donald Draper and his stylish coworkers. On a broader, cultural level, however, the show can be credited with a bringing about a national resurgence of mid-century mania. Increasingly, well-heeled homebuilders are favoring the modern designs that Winter Parkers are seeing pop up all over town. And, advised by publications like “Atomic Ranch,” some homeowners are doing the previously unthinkable—ripping out replacement wood flooring to reveal the sparkling terrazzo underneath. Can harvest gold appliances at Southeast Steel be far behind?
While you may have been following this trend, were you also aware that Winter Park boasts an extensive inventory of midcentury gems? Indeed, Winter Park’s renowned architectural heritage isn’t just about turn-of-the-century Victorians, 1920s bungalows and 1940s Mediterranean…
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