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Mid-Century Modern Drummond


Mid-Century Modern Drummond. Price Range $104,000 – $995,000.

In 1955, thanks to a popular NBC television show ‘HOME,’ a design that California architects Jones & Emmons originally created for the builder Joseph Eichler began popping up in 20 or more cities throughout the United States. Jones and Emmons Architects went on to design the X-100 and Case Study House #24 for Eichler. Each house was built by local merchant builders attracted to the program by the free publicity provided by the popular show, sort of a mid-’50s HGTV. One builder who enthusiastically got behind the program was Donald Drummond, the nearest thing Kansas City had to a Joe Eichler. For Drummond, however, the program was just one step in a career largely devoted to modern home construction. Today, although “Drummonds” have not achieved the mythical status of Eichler homes, they have a dedicated, cult-like following of artists, designers, Realtors, and architects, who appreciate their open plans, post-and-beam structure, and expansive glass.