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Architecturally Inspired Mid Century Modern Style Bird Houses

Architecturally Inspired Mid Century Modern Style Bird Houses

From Eichler and Bauhaus, to Frank Lloyd Wright, these stylish little birdhouses embody the cool mid century modern architectural style. Designed by Douglas Barnhard, these pieces are handmade with bamboo plywood, teak, and reclaimed redwood. High-end glossy laminates bring slick grey and white finishes, plus flashes of vibrant orange and green. You’ll never be content to offer feathered friends an uninspired bird box ever again!

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Sunnyvale Birdhouse: This eye catching birdhouse is inspired by the 60s style Eichler homes of Sunnyvale, California, which is where Joseph Eichler first began building his distinctive style. This mini Eichler house features a feeding platform at the back for its winged homemakers, with a convenient attached dish for seed.

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The piece is handmade from bamboo, brilliant orange laminate, and geometric metal screened viewing windows. Dimensions: 17 x 9 x 6.5 inches.

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Sunset Modern Birdhouse: Built with all the bells and whistles for a mid century modern homage, this birdhouse has its own miniature outdoor fireplace design, a floor to ceiling viewing window, a mini moveable garden planter box, and its very own green roof (succulents not included).

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This special piece was designed and made for the Sunset lifestyle magazine… for the more discerning bird homemaker!

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The mid century modern aesthetic is complete with bamboo and teak elements, plus high-end glossy white and orange laminates. The teak terrace makes a stylish dining spot for feathered guests once bird seed is piled up at the hearth. Measures 14.5 x 9.5 x 7 inches.

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Made with cedar posts and beams, and bamboo decking, the piece is wrapped in grey and orange laminate for colour and shine.

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The mini marvel incorporates a metal trough for birdseed, and a living wall that can be planted with succulents (not included). Dimensions 15 x 9 x 8 inches.

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Highlands birdhouse: Inspired by the neighborhoods in Highlands San Mateo that were designed by Eichler in the 1950s and 60s, this birdhouse has a floor to ceiling window attached to a bamboo plywood and walnut deck.

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Grey and white laminates define the finer elements of this stylish little piece, which measures 9.5 x 7.5 x 14 inches.

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Seabright Bauhaus Birdhouse: These rustic yet chic birdhouses are handmade with reclaimed redwood from near the beach in Santa Cruz, which gives each of them a unique character.

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Bamboo plywood wraps the recycled redwood, topped off with light grey laminate for an antique meets modern design. Dimensions 8 x 9 x 7 inches.

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Kauai House: Aloha! Inspired by several trips to Kauai, Hawaii, this piece depicts unique Hawaiian architecture that integrates indoor-outdoor living–a style point embraced by mid century modern design.

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Two handmade surfboards lay ready for the aves to catch some waves! Made with bamboo and teak, this beach style bird holiday home measures in at 16 x 15 x 9 inches.

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Number One Birdhouse (Orange): If this one doesn’t speak mid century modern architecture love to you then what will! The slanted roof, sloping walls, the gloss orange laminate… mid century magic. Measures 8 x 9 x 8 inches.

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SIxties Mod Birdhouse: Incorporating clean lines and a flat roof, this Joseph Eichler inspired birdhouse is made from solid mahogany. A modern yet subtle piece to take your garden accessories to the next level. Measures 10.5 x 10.5 x 6 inches.

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Living Wall Bauhaus Birdhouse: The incredibly influential German Bauhaus School served as inspiration for this bamboo plywood and white laminate mid century form. The sharp cornered, retro piece includes a side for a living wall…

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… With the green wall in place, the birdhouse takes on a whole new charm (succulents not included). Dimensions 9 x 9 x 6.5 inches.

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Cubism Birdhouse: Perfect for anyone wanting to modernise their outdoor space, this geometric bamboo and gloss white laminate birdhouse is set to impress. Measuring 7x 6.5 x 6.5 inches, the piece includes a teak stand for table viewing.

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Pitched Birdhouse: Drawing inspo from many mid century modern home designs, this birdhouse has a pitched roof with a unique open air design. Dark grey laminate wraps the sides of a bamboo body, measuring 8 x 6.5 x 12.5 inches.

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Bauhaus Birdhouse: Between 1919 and 1933 the German design school created mid century modern architecture before its time, and now it inspires another birdhouse! Made with bamboo plywood and laminate.

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Tea Garden House: Inspired by the Japanese Tea Garden inside Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California. Handmade with bamboo and walnut accents.

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The oriental spirit of this adorable birdhouse makes it the perfect addition for a zen garden. Measures 10 x 7 x 5 inches.

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The San Rafael: Shrunken sixties style, inspired by Eichler homes in San Rafael, California. Bamboo builds a double sided fireplace for birdseed, a living roof for succulents (not included), and a deck with a lime green ceramic water dish.

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Fairhaven House: Grey, white, and orange laminate colours a birdhouse built in the style of the 1960s Eichler subdivision known as Fairhaven. Four frosted glass windows interrupt bamboo walls, beneath a shallow A-frame roof. Includes mini ceramic planter and custom house numbers to build a welcoming entryway! Dimensions: 22 x 11 x 7 inches.


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