This complex of elegant, modernist buildings in Australia make the most of their spectacular views.
Mid-Century Home features contemporary homes and buildings designed by some of the most influential modernist architects of the 20th century and built during the mid-century period: Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Donald Wexler, Craig Ellwood and John Lautner are few of them.
Every day we curate a selection of the most representative mid-century and contemporary style homes, to inspire and make you dream but also to share the story of their architects and owners.
We choose homes designed by architects who we believe respected the modernist principles of building, influenced their generation and set the bar for the architects to come.
This North Penn House was built to minister to a family of five, who were looking to start living more closely connected to nature.
We spoke to project leader Noah Biklen about the project and what steps were made to meet wishes of the client.
This modern residence stands in California’s Greenbrae. After a full renovation by Building Lab architects, the house now indulges in open space as opposed to a previous grim overall feel.
The Theodore Wirth home was conceptualized to stand as a modern ranch in a natural hillside landscape of Minnesota.
The Cheng-Reinganum Residence was completed in 2016 by Swatt | Miers architects for a young family. The modern house architecture ,boasts an incredible view of the rolling hills together with the sight of Mount Diablo beyond the bounds.
This contemporary style home was recently completed by adding a modern pavilion-style extension to an unkempt Victorian bluestone villa in need of rejuvenation.
Situated in an Australian Bush environment, it is clear this home was attentively designed to fit into its surroundings as well as to comply with the owners’ rural lifestyle.
This stunning modern house architecture drew its inspiration from an ultra-modern midcentury home, commissioned by American film star Gary Cooper in the early 1950s.
The Sagebrush Residence by Studio ARD, gets the full Palms Springs midcentury modern treatment.
A midcentury home designed by Al Beadle in Phoenix, was fully restored for modern living.
This ModernistAustralian villa is capturing the vital elements of 1960’s Australian architecture and design alongside midcentury elegance.
American contemporary fine artist Christopher Florentino, resides in a home in Miami that is pure midcentury modern perfection
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Eppstein house fully reflects the organic architecture values: living in harmony with nature.
A-Frame Houses are all one-storey residences that have been planted to rise from the ground.
Based on midcentury modern design principles. The homes are fronted by a climactic, two-story A-frame with shingled roofs.
This breathtaking midcentury glass home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, was designed in 1958 by Case Study architect Craig Ellwood.
It stands out not only for it’s splendour, but also its uncommon floor plan.
This contemporary style home, was designed in 2017 in Wilson, Wyoming by Carney Logan Burke Architects, for a young family.
Completed in 1959, this gorgeous midcentury modern home was built to rest in the midst of the architectural haven at the end of Nichols Canyon Road in Los Angeles, California.
In the Palo Alto Hills this gorgeous Eichler home lies off the beaten path. Embodying the iconic midcentury modern style.
This midcentury inspired vacation home, is situated at the bottom of Mount San Jacinto. Sprouting out of the warm desert canvas of Palm Springs, California.
Eichler Homes renovations are often a labour of love, this Eichler in the Fairhaven Neighborhood in Orange, is no exception.
This careful update to the original, designed by architects Anshen & Allen in 1963, was necessary to meet modern living standards.
From the street, Jac House is just an idyllic Victorian cottage from 1907. Little would one know that this quaint villa in an inner suburb of Sydney has had a major modern extension added to its rear.
This 1940s mid-century home located in the middle of Warrandyte State Park near Melbourne, Australia, has had an extremely interesting history.
The house and the block of housing surrounding it was originally built in the 1940s to serve as an alternative school. However, in the 1960s much of the premises was destroyed in a fire.
The Arthur Street House as it stands today is an unpretentious, timeless and honest modern home, with thoughtful use of materials and space.
This modern family home in Melbourne, Australia, was the result of a collaboration between three different types of practitioner: horticulturist, cabinet maker and architectural designer.
This is a spectacularly luxurious modern home constructed in Indian Wells, California. Set across a vast 5,300 sq feet surface area bordering the Palm Desert in Coachella Valley, it looks fit for a king.
A tribute to the owners’ Italian heritage and their working-class roots, the Courtyard House in Templestowe Lower, Australia, is a beautiful modern residential home built by FIGR architects.
This modern house in Johannesburg, South Africa, truly encapsulates inside-outside living. Located in a wooden region at the inception of a face of a major ridge, Westcliff Pavilion is surrounded on many sides by glass retractable walls, embracing nature on every angle.
A house designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice that, without emulating the master too much, represents the architect’s views on dwelling and space design.
The property is now for sale and today its owner and interior design consultant, tell us all about it.
Situated in the heart of Sao Paulo, Residencia AF by Jacobsen Architects unites mid-century modern with a tropical undercurrent.
This is a stunning mid-century classic designed and built by renowned Case Study architect Thornton Abellin in 1959.
It really feels you are stepping in the 60s as you enter this home.
This stunning Joseph Eichler home was bought by two lifelong mid-century furniture collectors to house their enormous collection. Built in California in the 1950s, it’s a typical mid-century Eichler house.
Sarah and her husband knew what to look for when searching for a new home for their growing family: a mid-century house.
The focus on open spaces and easy interaction with the outdoors, were specific features they did not want to compromise on.
The Termitary House is an enchanting modern home that experiments with light, shadows and recycled materials, built on a coastal region of Vietnam.
This is a beautifully executed modern house renovation of a 1950s Mayland ranch home, completed by David Jameson Architects in 2013.
If it has mahogany panelled walls then it’s almost definitely a Joseph Eichler home.
This beautifully renovated home located in the Rancho San Miguel neighbourhood in Walnut Creek is an exceptional revamp of an original Eichler home design.
An original 1967 mid-century modern home designed by Mortimer J. Matthews was renovated in 2008 by Montalba Architects with a refreshing and alluring contemporary twist.
The Ratchada House is a real masterpiece. Designed by AOMO Architects and erected in Thailand, what strikes you as approach this mid-century building besides its immense scale is the impression that the whole structure is floating just inches off the ground.
Interviewing mid-century home owners, we often hear how much they love the way the space flows. The living can be the perfect play-room for children and/or great to relax looking outside through the big windows. This house in Ogden, Utah, is no exception.
Australia is one of those lucky places where bad weather is usually not a big issue. Mark Austin and Andrew Maynard – Directors at Austin Maynard Architects – clearly took advantage of it, to design a contemporary modernist inspired house that had “just the right amount of space” for the young family it was built for.
Located on a family-owned winery in Yamhill County, it was designed by architects Lever Architecture in 2016 to serve as both a home and a space to host wine tasting sessions.
Situated in a mountainous region about 75km from São Paulo and representing a part the larger Campinas conurbation, this contemporary style vineyard/home actually feels anything but urban.
The property fits perfectly into its surrounding natural landscape.
Not only because of the floor-to-ceiling windows which flood the interior with sunlight, but also because of the perfectly preserved wood panelling covering almost every wall and ceiling.
The Tree House takes its name from the giant protected Oak tree growing in the middle of the lot. In their brief to Architect Matt Fajkus, the clients asked to design a contemporary house around the tree as well as to enhance as much as possible the connection between inside and outside.
This contemporary home design combines new and old styles in a really nice way.
Located in in Brunswick, Australia, it combines an earlier double-fronted Victorian weatherboard home with a large concrete blade-and-beam extension designed in 2017 by Rob Kennon architects.
The B + W house in Minneapolis, MN, is an attention grabbing contemporary house featuring beautiful concrete-wood contrasts.
Located in Balwyn Rd in Melbourne, Australia, the home is an original mid-century home designed in 1963 Godfrey, Spowers, Hughes, Mewton & Lobb, yet its current look is the outcome of a thoughtful renovation by Nest Architects.
The Brief for this modern house in Hobart, Tasmania, was clear, it had to be seamlessly connected to the outside. This is why the design focuses on five courtyards surrounded by the living spaces, not the other way around.
Located in Oxford, California, this mid-century home was renovated and extended by Koch architects.
The first element that caught our attention was the recurrence of thin wood panels throughout the house. Positioned vertically and stained in a light brown polish, they provide a solid backdrop to a really nice interior.
We’ve seen it many times and know how difficult it is to bring back the original mid-century vibe of a house while making it comfortable, for modern standards. We believe that Forward Architecture did just that with this house. Read about the restoration process through the words of Mr. Fein.
Architect Cory Buckner is an advocate for the preservation of Crestwood Hills, a notorious neighbourhood hosting houses from some of the most famous mid-century modernist architects.
Today she tells us about her personal involvement in the community and the restorations of the Riley Residence.