Author Archives: Roger J. Morris

About Roger J. Morris

Real estate broker, mid-century home devotee, world traveler, gardener, sports fan

It’s Moving Day for Mr. Roger!

Mr. Roger’s Neighborhoods Blog has a new home! You can now find all your retro, mid-century appreciation, home news, and information at Mr. Roger’s Neighborhoods. Click on the link and sign up to follow. Won’t you be my neighbor? Advertisements

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Abide: Lessons From a Northwest Mid-Century Architect

Paul Kirk is The Dude. Abide. Paul Kirk, one of the Northwest’s most influential mid-century architects, knew what he was doing in those post-war years. He was laying the groundwork for Northwest architecture that is still admired and applied to … Continue reading

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Green and Orange and Yellow, Oh My! Mid-Century Furniture: Early 1960s

When “kids these days” think of the ’60s, thoughts immediately turn to peace, love, and tie-dyed t-shirts. But if your mom was cutting your hair in a Beatle-esque bowl cut; your grandparents’ green, orange, and yellow floral couch was covered … Continue reading

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Happy Retro Valentine’s Day!

Pull out the red and pink crepe paper streamers, it’s Valentine’s Day. Do you remember the giant paper cupid cutout and honeycomb paper hearts hanging in your 2nd grade classroom on Valentine’s Day? What about those quirky valentines that you … Continue reading

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Mid-Century Home Renovation Tips for the Fearful

You just had to have that mid-century home, didn’t ya? Well, golly, who can blame you! But what you didn’t realize is that updating those kitchen cabinets would strike such fear in you when you found out the floor is … Continue reading

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A Mid-Century Marvel: 50 Years of the Seattle Center

Where were you in ’62? 1962…Cuban Missile Crisis, John Glenn orbited Earth, Marilyn Monroe died, West Side Story won Best Picture, and Seattle hosted the World’s Fair. The Seattle World’s Fair birthed the Space Needle, monorail, U.S. Science Pavilion (now … Continue reading

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The Classics: Mid-Century Tile in a Modern World

If you are lucky enough to have the original tiles in your mid-century home, I beg you — do not remove them!¬†Granite countertops in the kitchen and bathroom and artistic mosaic tile designs in the shower are all the rage … Continue reading

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