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Mid-Century California House
Mid-Century California House inspired from the iconic style.
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Constructed using approximately 5,000 standard Lego bricks in mostly neutral grey tones, the Labelle House measures 22 deep x 17 wide x 10 high. The homes design was inspired by several California mid-century modern architectural masters, including John Lautner, Richard Neutra and E. Stewart Williams. This home, constructed of steel, stone, glass and concrete, takes some of its cues from Stewart Williams Edris house, as can be seen in the dramatically projecting slanted roof plane. The section of roof that projects over the front entrance contains solar panels. The prominent roof pivots from identical massive walls which are constructed from irregularly cut concrete blocks, a modern interpretation of a typical mid-century modern stone wall. There are several ways to enter the house, from inside the 6-car garage by elevator, or by taking either the staircase to the left, under the house, or the dramatic freestanding concrete staircase to the right that lands in front of the glass walled infinity-edge pool. There is a home gym located in the house at ground level adjacent to the glass-walled pool allowing for dramatic views of swimmers doing their laps. A stacked sandstone wall that deconstructs as it surrounds the pool is reminiscent of the stone used by Richard Neutra in his Kaufmann house. An all-glass entry door is situated behind the 3-storey high concrete wall which leads to a soaring glass enclosed space with a view throughout the entire first floor. The front of the house is glazed in Pilkington Profilit glass to allow privacy while letting in maximum light. The sides of the house feature large panes of plate glass.
Mike Barton
Creative Director of Design & Branding



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  July 26, 2012
thats so cool!
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  July 19, 2012
This is a very good-looking house! The stonework is off the hook!
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  June 24, 2012
Gorgeous looking house! It's nice to see that you're a master of all architectural scales :)
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  April 17, 2012
Great job on this Michael! Nice to see you posting again.
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  April 12, 2012
Very nice work!
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  April 5, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby This is out-standing. Besides the build, which is top-drawer, the way you presented it is killer. I am getting ready to release a modern piece of architecture, and I am going with this presentation style myself. I am also adding you to my fav's, very nice MOC'ing.
One piece of advice : architecture should always be shot in the sun. Natural light makes mocs look real!
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  April 5, 2012
Quoting joas Bremer Love the pillars/chimneys(I didnt really figure out what they were:()
Yes, they are pillars (real) and chimneys (fake)!
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  April 5, 2012
Great construction !
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  April 4, 2012
Whoa, this is amazing.
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  April 4, 2012
Wonderful - looks spectacular lit up like that!
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  April 4, 2012
Whoa! This is fantastic!
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  April 3, 2012
Superb!
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  April 3, 2012
absoluty splendid !!!!!
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  April 2, 2012
Amazingly Detailed.
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  April 2, 2012
Those white rock textures are gorgeous! Great work here!
Michael Labelle
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Hung 'Leadsquare2' Le
  April 1, 2012
This is AMAZING!Really. I love modern architecture
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  April 1, 2012
Five out of five. Superb build.
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  April 1, 2012
great house, looks very realistic. 5/5
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  April 1, 2012
Lovely treat! Reminds me of the house/set in the movie North By Northwest! I'm not hip on all the architects of that era, but of course, Frank L Wright' style certainly comes to mind! :)
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  April 1, 2012
Very unique and crisp design! Refreshing!
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  April 1, 2012
Superb work. I think the size is quite deceptive.
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  April 1, 2012
SUPER EXCELLENT ELEGANT ABSOLUTELY GREAT !!!
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  April 1, 2012
EXCELLENT! Lovely style, textures and nice work with those lighting effects.
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  April 1, 2012
This is quite a treat. A beautiful, modernist house in the Neutra / Lovell style. Beautifully done - I'd live in it.
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  April 1, 2012
Gorgeous.~H
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  April 1, 2012
I wished I lived in a pad like this when I was in California! Wonderful. Great to see Lego being used as a tool for designers.
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  April 1, 2012
Love the pillars/chimneys(I didnt really figure out what they were:()
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  April 1, 2012
Love the pillars/chimneys(I didnt really figure out what they were:()
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  April 1, 2012
Love the pillars/chimneys(I didnt really figure out what they were:()
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  April 1, 2012
Love the pillars/chimneys(I didnt really figure out what they were:()
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  April 1, 2012
Love the pillars/chimneys(I didnt really figure out what they were:()
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  April 1, 2012
Love the pillars/chimneys(I didnt really figure out what they were:()
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  April 1, 2012
love the chimney! perfect design!
Michael Labelle
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Chris Melby
  March 31, 2012
This is out-standing. Besides the build, which is top-drawer, the way you presented it is killer. I am getting ready to release a modern piece of architecture, and I am going with this presentation style myself. I am also adding you to my fav's, very nice MOC'ing.
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  March 31, 2012
beutiful
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  March 31, 2012
beutiful
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  March 31, 2012
beutiful
  March 31, 2012
take that Adam.R.T :) lol
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  March 31, 2012
Absolutely stunning build there!
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  March 31, 2012
Dude.....I would love to live there!
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  March 31, 2012
That's the best moc I've seen in quite awhile.
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  March 31, 2012
The way you did the stones is amazing! I tried some stone construction similar to that in a recent MOC, but it was minifigure scale.
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  March 31, 2012
Those stone towers on the sides are great, nice techniques all around. Looks like a great house!
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  March 31, 2012
Lovely work! This building looks so cool, I'd like to live there!
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  March 31, 2012
great angles you've got going on there ! the big stonewall is fantastic...
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  March 31, 2012
A M A Z I N G !!! I didn't know if it was lego in the first place but when i looked at it closer I ... It's beautiful !...
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  March 31, 2012
Ooookayyy .... o.O .... That is .. Ohm, lacking words .... Awesome techniques ---- This build is just a beauty above most of what ive seen lately... Great build ... :)
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  March 31, 2012
This is absolutely fantastic. Looks really nice with the lights in it. Great work!
 
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