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Mid Century Florida Architecture meets the iPhone

Updated on October 21, 2015
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iPhone photographs of mid century Florida architecture

We are so fond our tiny 1949 condo home. Florida architecture was a bit of a mix in the middle of the twentieth century.

The Art Deco look, as seen on Miami's South Beach, had fallen out of favor and architects were preferring a cleaner, sleeker look. The true mid-century modern style of Florida architects such as Don Singer and Dan Duckham was still several years in the future.

When homes were designed, the Floridian weather and its problems also had to be taken into consideration.

Domestic air conditioning in the form of window units was patented by its inventor in 1948, the year construction began on our building. This meant that the designers had to create buildings that were cooled naturally.

Also, the storms and summer rains had to be taken into account. And then there was that other major South Floridian concern - mosquitoes and bugs. Miami Modernist architecture (MiMo) was still a couple of years away too but our home has elements of this budding style. I want to share our lovely home with you so we've been outside with our cellphones enjoying some self-indulgent iPhoneography.


The view

PARADISE

I think I live in paradise. I count my blessings every day; I am so happy that I live here. I honestly think that if I won billions on the lottery, I wouldn't want to move from this wonderful place. (Although I might buy the one next door and knock through!)

CORPORATE HOUSING OR VACATION HOMES?

The apartments are tiny; about 450 square feet. This made me think that they were originally built as vacation homes but I was wrong - they were built as corporate housing. Our area had a huge boom after the Second World War. New industries came to the area and servicemen who had been stationed in South Florida returned to work here. These apartments must have been perfect for the single working man.

Lines and curves

HORIZONTAL LINES

By 1949 the linear look was important. This had been seen in previous years in architectural styles such as Streamline Moderne, a 1930s development of Art Deco. Streamline Moderne had been more curved, incorporating as it did vast curved walls but elements that flowing shape is also to be found on one of the two floating staircases; the one you see here.

SHADOWS AND INTERSECTING LINES

The railings cast wonderful shadows, making new geometric shapes. Thanks to the Florida sunshine, shadows are cast that are different at various times of day. It's like a constantly changing piece of artwork.

SIMPLE CIRCLES

See how the lines intersect the circles. The flowing curves of Art Deco were a thing of the past - by 1949 Floridian architecture was featuring perfect circles.

Mosaic & wire furniture

MOSAIC

Throughout the complex, walkways and half-landings feature terracotta tiles and mosaic tiles in golden earth tones. These are perfect for Florida and must have been created by hand. What a wonderful touch.

WIRE CHAIRS

I have no proof of this but I believe that the outdoor wire chairs are more or less original to the building - they are certainly very fitting. Harry Bertoia's 'diamond chairs' were first produced in 1950 and were widely emulated. No idea why but I love excellent chair design so have two reproduction Bertoia chairs in my apartment.

Bertoia Diamond Chair

Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair
Harry Bertoia Diamond Chair

The outdoor chairs that you see in the photograph are so clearly modeled on the Bertoia Diamond Chair. We have Bertoia side chairs in our home - see below - so we're well aware of the quality since we've had them for for several years. But it's the Diamond Chair that you see here that'l we'll be getting for outdoors. They are not made specifically for outdoor use but are fine located under the building's overhangs and they are SO authentic to the style of the property.

 

Constantly changing artwork

BERTOIA CHAIR

We use our Bertoia chairs inside and out. You can see from this photograph how the most wonderful shadows are cast. Ten minutes later, the sun has moved and the shadows are different. What a treat this is.

FLORIDA MODERN STYLE

You'll see in our photographs that there are elements of an architectural movement called Florida Modern. This began in the early 1940s and featured some of the elements you see in our home, such as floating staircases and jalousie windows.

Keeping cool

WINDOWS

A huge feature of mid-century Floridian architecture is the inventive ways of keeping the occupants cool and making the most of gentle breezes. Typical architecture of this time - remember there was no air conditioning - was windows that went around corners.

Each corner features four individual windows and all can be opened horizontally with hand cranks. This means that they can be adjusted to make the most of the breeze and provide lovely fresh air without the need for AC. We have a window air-conditioning unit (one for the whole apartment) but use it only during the night when the temperature is in the upper nineties - that's probably for just a few weeks out of the year.

OVERHANGS

See how all the walkways and windows are shaded by the overhangs? This means that the sun rarely shines directly into the windows. We get the brightness without getting the heat. When it rains, as it does a lot in the summer, the walkways are still dry and protected.

WINDOW REFLECTIONS

Everywhere you look you see more. See how the windows reflect the lines of the building, softened by the foliage and palm trees.

Tropical foliage

PLANTS ARE SO SPECIAL

The architecture is important but it's enhanced by tropical foliage. It's lovely to live in a place that has plants growing outside that are houseplants in other climates! The foliage casts its own shadows on to the walls and onto the paths and walkways providing even more visual interest.

A nautical look

NAUTICAL SUBTLETY

As you've seen, the apartment building is waterfront. The architects who designed it gave the property a nautical air which is very subtle. See how the circles are representative of portholes. The railings are reminiscent of those on a grand ocean liner. This isn't the obvious liner style seen it Art Deco and Streamline Moderne, it's far more subtle.

LIGHT & SHADE

Like the rest of the building, this photograph shows the wonderful interplay between light and shade that changes all the time as the sun moves in the sky. Lines and circles form shadows on the walls. The tropical foliage creates its own shadows and patterns.

As night falls

THE HOUSE AT NIGHT

The house is just as special when the sun has gone down. In the foreground on the left you can see the front door with its jalousies. These can be opened to various angles to catch the breeze. See the upper window - every apartment has horizontal blinds which adds to the linear look.

LIGHTING

The light reflects from the yellow-painted building casting its own special glow.

The water at night

LIGHT ON THE WATER

The buildings opposite cast the glow of their light onto the water. The water changes all time time too. Sometimes it's completely calm, sometimes a boat goes by and the water ripples. Even more changes.

VERTICALS

Notice how the vertical poles, which are also reminiscent of an ocean liner, cast their own shadows onto the walls and the underside of the staircase. Again, the lines and their shadows intersect each other forming constantly changing visuals.

Palm trees

PALM TREES ENHANCE THE LINEAR LOOK

There are tall palms on the property which add to the vertical linear structure and create their own shadows and intersections. The palm fronds, when silhouetted against the sky, add even more visual drama.

Seen under a new light - another day

This building and the gardens change all the time. Yesterday, there was a late afternoon storm. Afterwards, at about six in the evening, the sun came out. The light was spectacular. That's the amazing thing about where we live. The light was so fabulous, that this meant another iPhone photography session...

Latest photographs

LATE AFTERNOON GLOW

See how the buildings take on an almost golden hue. With the sun in the west, it shines through the railing and casts shadows onto the walls. See too how the sun makes the window frames glisten on our apartment on the bottom right of this photograph.

Palms & reflections

TAKEN FROM THE WEST

The sun is behind the phone. See how the palm tress are reflected onto the walls of the building. I love the contrast between the dark clouds in the eastern sky and the sunshine coming from the west. As this was late afternoon the sun was low in the sky.

Gentle leaves

PALM FRONDS

Sometimes palm fronds seem spiky and angular. At other times, they are graceful and gentle. Again, the reflect beautifully on the walls of the building.

The walls

REFLECTIONS

Sometimes, I think that living here is like living in a constantly-changing piece of artwork. The walls, which look plain under other light conditions, are dappled with reflections at times like this when the sun is low.

New angles

CREATED BY SUNLIGHT

This photograph would have shown completely different angles and intersections if the phone had been tilted only slightly to the left or the right. Here, the 'plain yellow' walls have dozens of different hues.

Staircase

The 'floating' staircase is a feature of mid-century buildings. The lines, the angles and the light in the scene are amazing. Once again, the design of the staircase and its railings help to give the building a subtle nautical look.

Dapple

MY WORD

I don't know if this is really a word but I describe the silhouettes and reflections as 'dapple'. This is because they move as the sun moves and move because of the gentle breeze to create a dappled appearance.

The interior design

The insides of the apartments were also designed for the Florida weather. Floors are made from tile which is cooling. Each tiny apartment has seven windows to let in the light but, because of the overhangs, the heat is kept at bay. The windows and doors are located in such a way that air flows naturally throughout the rooms.

Me in my home

Yes, the take-a-photograph-of-yourself-in-the-mirror shot!

Don't you love my giraffes there on the left? I'm often asked what it's like living in such a small space - it's lovely. We work from home so mostly we are here twenty four hours a day.We're lucky in that we can spend a lot of time outside. We eat lunch outdoors every day.(I did say that we live in paradise!)

Living in a small space is incredibly liberating. We don't have a lot of 'stuff'. Who needs stuff? When you live in a small apartment you prioritize. Do I need all those clothes? No. Do I need to keep memorabilia? Only the most important things. Do I really need those stacks of magazines that I'll never read again? Nope.

I'm pleased that our carbon footprint is tiny. I'm pleased that our power bills are negligible. I'm completely delighted that I can completely clean my apartment in no time at all! Smug? Oh yes!

The iPhone and Hipstamatic

All the photographs you see here were taken on our iPhones. Most were using the Hipstamatic app. What is Hipstamatic? It's a self contained camera app that runs on the iPhone. It is designed so that you can change films, lenses and flash, and perfectly replicates a series of old-fashioned fixed-lens cameras from a bygone era.

Always fun and more than a little challenging to use, it creates beautifully stylish images in a distinctive square format.The square photographs you see on this page used Blanko Freedom film, the Jane lens and Iris Photo Suite was used for adjustments. These apps help to give these photographs a vintage, retro look which is appropriate to the age of the building.

Mid-century modern furniture

In keeping with the architecture of my home, I have several pieces of mid-century modern furniture - repro of course. I bought these online and they add a special touch to our d├ęcor. The only one I don't have room for is the Bertoia Diamond chair but it's on my wishlist!

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      Jackie Jackson 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @MelanieKaren - isn't it wonderful? The apartment is tiny, not much more than 400 square feet, but I wouldn't swap. I have a morning routine - at 7.30 am I go onto the dock,look at the day dawning and count my blessings.

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      Melanie Wilcox 3 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Wowee!! Jackie, you are indeed blessed. Your home and area is beautiful! All the photos are superb.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @mbgphoto: Thank you! Photography in this area is quite amazing. The architecture is stunning if you know where to look :)

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      Mary Beth Granger 4 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      This lens is fantastic. I love the way you use photos to show your home. They are so artistic...and amazing! It is also fascinating that they were done with your iPhone. I'm headed to Florida for a month's vacation soon and your photos have inspired me. I always take photos of the ocean, sunsets etc...but never thought to take photos like the ones you've shown here. I am sure to be spending a lot of time wondering around our condo complex with my camera in hand. :)

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      jimporsche86 4 years ago

      @BritFlorida: Your welcome. Thank you for liking mine as well. :)

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @jimporsche86: It's a gorgeous view, Jim :) Thanks so much for taking a look!

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      jimporsche86 4 years ago

      Great view! I need to move to Florida, we have a ditch out back that is an eyesore here.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      well taken

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @anonymous: Thank you Michael! That's my worry, that some developer will want the land. Hopefully, people are realizing now that these buildings are part of our history and should be preserved.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a beautiful collage of photos. You certainly captured the peacefulness one can find in Florid if they want it. I stay at a similar mid-century building every chance I get...I wouldn't change it for the world! I just hope it's not bought out by some corp. for it's prime land location near A1A Ft Lauderdale beach.

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      I can speak from experience that you need wire chairs in Florida because cushioned chairs outside mildew in a Florida heartbeat. I spent many hours trying to keep them clean. Your pictures are excellent. Good job.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @TheGardenGuys: It's a gorgeous place - thank you!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @TheGardenGuys: It's a gorgeous place - thank you!

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      TheGardenGuys 5 years ago

      Wow these are really effective. Great colors. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @iamraincrystal: Thank you!

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      Rosyel Sawali 5 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Wow! Nice photos here ^_^ I enjoyed your lens!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @anonymous: It certainly could but that's part of the charm :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Good photos but looks like some portions of that complex could use some repair.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @leifgustafson: It's a lovely - but strange combination - isn't it? A mid twentieth century home and an up-to-date iPhone!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @charliehorse1: I wouldn't live anywhere else :)

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      leifgustafson 5 years ago

      This lens flows beautifully... thank you for your great work... it's always fascinating to read personal reactions to popular products such as the iPhone!

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      Charle 5 years ago from Northeast Florida

      A very aesthetically pleasing lens, it was soothing and pleasant to read and the photos work perfectly with your text. We live in Mount Dora and agree completely that it is wonderful to live in Florida.

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      RaksTheBlogger 5 years ago

      Wow,wish I had a house like that!All I've got is a house that has balconies littered with pigeon poop:)!Great lens!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @FancyThatUK: Yes, we're very lucky! I have a lens about cooking in a small kitchen too - that might interest you. Plus, there's one about fining extra storage space in your home which shows some of the ways ... it can be quite a challenge!

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      FancyThatUK 5 years ago

      wow your apartments location really is paradise, you lucky thing. Would love to see the interior too, just to see how you live in 450 sq meters

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @annayjo: Thank you - we love where we live :)

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      annayjo 5 years ago

      what beautiful home and beautiful photos, thank you for sharing these beauties with us!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @ArmchairBuilder1: It's absolutely perfect :) Thanks so much!

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      ArmchairBuilder1 5 years ago

      I think you've got life figured out! The perfect dream home for you in a great location! Thanks for sharing.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @tatersgonnatate: Thank you - we do!

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      tatersgonnatate 5 years ago

      Wow, I'm incredibly jealous. You live in a beautiful place!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @favored: I hope I never have to go back to work in an office again - this is paradise :)

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      You certainly have a lovely environment to live in with a feel of non-stop relaxation. No wonder you work at home!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @opatoday: Thank you - we live in paradise :)

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      opatoday 5 years ago

      You are amazing, and your home is enchanting.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @anonymous: Karin, thank you so much - you're welcome to call in at anytime. I have wine :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Amazing...I already loved you, and your fabulous work here on Squidoo, (you're an inspiration)NOW I love you even more ;p I'm coming to visit!!!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @ChristyZ: Isn't it wonderful? I'm very often counting my blessings!

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      ChristyZ 5 years ago

      Oh wow, your place is absolutely gorgeous! It is so beautiful, the view and even the cheery color of the building. I'll try not to be tooooo jealous:)

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Michey LM: Thank you - it's very lovely.

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Beautiful pictures thanks

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      pratheeshomnitec 5 years ago

      Good one

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      VPNVince 5 years ago

      W-O-W!Thanks!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @narutovu: Thank you,. it's a lovely place.

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      narutovu 5 years ago

      It's really beautiful sights

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @anonymous: Thanks so much for visiting. At least you're not having to cope with temperatures in the 90s - the grass is always greener.... :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Stopping by again just to enjoy the beautiful photos. Makes me long for sunny weather today. We are having a winter storm right now. Aw well, better days ahead. :)

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @ismeedee: Thank you - we live in a constantly changing piece of artwork!

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      Love the light, colours and angles of your shots!!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @MensAffairscom: Thank you!

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      MensAffairscom 5 years ago

      Keeping very cool. Very good lens, thank you for sharing with us

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Virginia Allain: Thank you so much - we love it!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I love seeing architecture featured like this and with your personal slant to it. Marvelous!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Tim Bader: Thanks Tim! Within walking distance of my house, there's a home built in 1901, brand new modern buildings and everything in between!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @lionmom100: There's such a huge variety! People often think South Florida architecture refers only to the Deco hotels on South Beach.

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      Tim Bader 5 years ago from Surrey, UK

      What a lovely place you live in! No wonder you don't want to move.I must admit that when I visiting Florida, I never really thought about the architecture.If I go back, I will have a proper look!

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      lionmom100 5 years ago

      Very nice photos. I found Florida architecture fascinating when I was there.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Camerabuff LM: Thank you, we love it! You'll find some very interesting photo ops in Florida. Just in Fort Lauderdale itself there are old homes, mangrove hammocks, the canals and boats, public art, the ocean ... I could go on and on!

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      Camerabuff LM 5 years ago

      Very beautiful home. I plan to visit Florida maybe next summer.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Cynthia Haltom: There are a lot of examples but you have to keep on the lookout. If you're in Fort Lauderdale, check out the historical society for advice. There are also some hidden treasures by Dan Duckham and Don Singer which are amazing.

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      Cynthia Haltom 5 years ago from Diamondhead

      I love mid-century architecture, and especially enjoy tiles or all kinds. I plan to visit the area soon and will keep my eye out for these beautiful examples.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @i Dia1: Isn't it gorgeous? I'm a true Mid-Century fan. Thanks for reading!

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      i Dia1 5 years ago

      What a lovely home. I've always liked the mid-century designs. So sleek and artful, but practical. That tile work is wonderful.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @LouisaDembul: Thank you, it's a lovely pace!

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      I was intrigued by the title and really enjoyed my visit to your home!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Fiorenza: Work on it Peter, it really is a great way to live. (And you could make a bob or two if you put stuff on eBay). It really is a great place to live. Tiny but beautifully formed :)

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      Fiorenza 5 years ago from UK

      What a fabulous place to live! Thanks for sharing it. The thing about lack of clutter is especially impressive. Still working on that myself.

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      ritamasan 5 years ago

      you created a nice lens, i like it

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      chocochipchip 5 years ago

      beautiful photos!!

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      street2linen 5 years ago

      Wow, the pictures are great. A bit fuzzy but great over all

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      fifinn 5 years ago

      Images produced by the iphone is always awesome. The pictures are very nice. The results are amazing.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @creativedreams: It's incredible - and so beautiful.

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      creativedreams 5 years ago

      Lovely pictures, it looks like an amazing place to live!

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      Great photos! Thanks for sharing

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Karli McClane: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Our apartment is tiny but it's such a perfect place to live.

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      Psycho Free Zone 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the virtual tour; I really enjoyed it. It certainly looks like paradise.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @anonymous: What a wonderful comment - thank you!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @anonymous: Thank you so much, Tipi!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      And FB liked because I love your home...beautifully presented by iPhone!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't know how anything so beautiful could ever be considered out of style, I love the art deco look in your paradise, how gracious and just plain wonderful, congratulations on home page honors....its like your home gives a hug! :)

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @tfsherman lm: We are so lucky, aren't we? We live in paradise - no doubt about it :)

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      tfsherman lm 5 years ago

      Doesn't matter what you used -- you have a great eye! These are wonderful photographs. I LIVE in Florida and your pictures just reminded me of how how I am to be in this paradise, so thanks!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @EsotericAllusion: Thank you - it's a wonderful place.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @MusicMadness LM: Thank you so much and that's exactly how we feel - every day is like being on vacation!

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      EsotericAllusion 5 years ago

      So relaxing, such warm and friendly colours. I wish it was me, living there. Sigh!

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      MusicMadness LM 5 years ago

      Wow, your place is incredible. I'd feel like I was on vacation every day if I lived there. It sort of reminds me a bit of Dexters apartment show Dexter. Your photography composition flair is first rate.

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      Bartukas 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens thanks for sharing

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      A wonderful read - thank you.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      A wonderful read - thank you.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @squidoopets: Thank you - we love our home!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @anonymous: Thank you! I hope you visit Florida someday!

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      What a delightful vintage home you have, thanks for sharing :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow! Beautiful showing of your apartments - I've never been to Florida so this is a treat for me, I'll slot the images away for when I'm next reading Elmore Leonard. You've done a great job of highlighting the different aspects of the block. Lovely!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @LizMac60: Thanks so much! South Florida is so speciall!

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      Liz Mackay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I really enjoyed visiting your home.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @RetroMom: You're very welcome - we love our Florida home!

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      RetroMom 5 years ago

      thank you for sharing.

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @aesta1: We love it. My theory was to treat the tiny condo like a luxury hotel room!

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