#83/Modernist Realtor Preservationists: Martie Lieberman + Chris Menrad
December 31, 2018•41 min
We love realtors, and we also know many who would rather tear mid-century Modernist houses down than find new caring owners. That's ok, because there are realtors like today's guests who are passionate advocates for Modernist houses and go the extra mile. Martie Lieberman is a real estate agent with fans all over the world for mid-century modern and unique architectural houses. Martie was the force behind a resurgence of interest in the preservation of modern houses in Sarasota, Florida, and she created the Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF). She has been honored with the Florida AIA's Bob Graham Award for promoting and preserving Modernist design. Chris Menrad has been part of the Palm Springs real estate community for over 10 years. The stock trader-turned-real estate agent represents some of the most stunning mid-century modern houses on the market. He came to Palm Springs in 1999 and bought a Modernist house by architect Bill Krisel plus he has restored five mid-century modern houses in Palm Springs. Chris is a founding board member of the Palm Springs Modern Committee and a past board member of the Architecture & Design Council of the Palm Springs Art Museum.