The Goulding Summerhouse is a breathtaking piece of mid-century modern architecture.
Designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects, the house is located in Co. Wicklow, Ireland,
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.
The Goulding Summerhouse is a breathtaking piece of mid-century modern architecture.
Designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects, the house is located in Co. Wicklow, Ireland,
The Hailey Residence hasn’t changed a lot since it was built in 1959.
Located in Los Angeles, it was designed by Richard Neutra.
Palm Springs based photographer Dan Chavkin, constantly shows his love for the city and its mid-century architecture legacy through his work.
With two books dedicated to Palm Springs, Dan has developed an amazing eye to capture the real essence of desert mid-century architecture.
William Landsberg designed this house in 1951, showing how to distill modernist style into a simple, yet incredibly beautiful mid-century home design.
Located in Ontario Canada, this contemporary home design feels very close to nature.
This effect is created through the abundance of wood used in the design, which is stained to precisely merge with the tones of the environment beyond.
This neat little mid-century house has a number of lovely design features.
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Ocotea House, as it is called, was renovated this year by architects In Situ Studio.
Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella House is surely one of the architect’s most standout projects.
Located in Sarasota, Florida, it was intended to attract a new modern clientele, more open to the cutting-edge design it represented.
The contemporary Ramp House, by Studio MK57, has a characteristically Brazilian modernist edge to it.
Located in São Paulo, it was designed by Marcio Kogan and Renata Furlanetto.
There’s a pleasing functionality to this mid-century house.
Situated in the Diamond Heights neighbourhood of San Francisco, CA, it is an original Eichler house renovated between 2012 and 2013 by Hennessey Architects.
The Blodgett-Calvin Pool House is part of a dazzling complex of buildings in San Marino, Southern California.
The property sits a 1950s house designed by mid-century modern architect Calvin Straub.
The work of William A. Whifler stands as proof today of his talent and pure Modernist approach to architecture.
The William A. Whifler House is now in the National Register of Historic Places.
Editor of Arts & Architecture Magazine John Entenza, is a very important figure in the history of mid-century modern architecture.
He was instrumental in positioning the magazine as one of the major champions of mid-century home design in the United States.
The Blodgett-Calvin “Huts” residence is a modern home-studio serving as a ceramic studio for couple Mary Blodgett and Carlton Calvin.
Completed in 2012, Bush House makes good, solid house building look as easy as anything.
The project comes courtesy of architect Paul O’Reilly of Archterra Architects and is located in a bushland in Margaret River in Western Australia.
The international style is alive and well in this lovely original mid-century house.
Located outside New York City, it was built in 1957 by architect Roy O. Allen
With the Glass Wall House, we get a chance to explore a home which showcases Klopf Archietcture’s expert capabilities when it comes to creating a home from scratch.
Jessica Helgerson is a Portland based interior designer, her approach is a mix of respect for the history of the place and appreciation for modern design.
The DeLeeuw Residence is crisp, clean mid-century modern architecture at its very best.
Commissioned in 1964 by a World War II veteran, the home was intended as a place for the war hero and his family to settle down.
George, grew up in a traditionally decorated home.
Probably to counter-balance that, he matured a taste for simple and functional design and minimalistic homes: mid-century houses.
This contemporary style home is a joy to look at.
Located in Austin, Texas, it is the product of a collaboration between local architects, Wilmington-Gordon and Alterstudio Architecture
This modern home really connects with nature. Completed in 2015, it was designed by the architecture firm Wernerfield and is located in Cedar Creek Reservoir, TX.
This contemporary style home offers a masterclass in simplicity.
Designed by Ström architects the house features a remarkably sensitive design.
The DeSilver House is located in one of the best maintained mid-century neighbourhoods in the US: New Canaan, CN, where the owners deeply respect the architect original vision.
Architect Mary Ann Schicketanz path towards architecture was unconventional and, somehow, unexpected.
For the restoration of this house, she used all her talent and sensibility to bring back to its original glory a beautiful piece of mid-century architecture.
Buying a mid-century house designed by John Burrows, was a real journey for Audrey and her husband.
The couple passion for Scandinavian design and Audrey’s background in Architecture, made the house look as we show it to you today.
The McGrath House is the kind of building that really stands out.
It bears several bold features that you will rarely see in other contemporary home design.
The WI02 house in Caldes de Malavella, Spain, makes quite an immediate impression.
This contemporary house is like a grand porch, where “three courtyards modulate the atmospheric conditions and the privacy between the inside and the outside”.
Built in 2013 by Pitsou Kedem Architects and located in Tel Aviv, Israel, this house has been given the rather apt name of “Float House”.
Located in Selkirk, Scotland, 35 miles south of Edinburgh, this mid-century home was built for Serbian textile designer Bernat Klein in 1957 by British architect Peter Womersley.
Richard Neutra’s Scheimer House is another classic of the great mid-century architect’s oeuvre.
Begun before the architect’s death in 1970, the LA-situated mid-century home was completed by Neutra’s son Dion in 1972.
Klopf Architecture specializes in remodels of mid-century homes, often Eichler houses. They focuse on the dwellers needs and respect of the original architecture.
Today, John Klopf tells us about their philosophy and what are the struggles of remodeling an Eichler house today.
Situated in Dutchess County, upstate New York, the house is unmistakeably influenced by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and, more specifically, Philip Johnson’s Glass House.
This newly-restored mid-century home, designed in 1953 by Paul Hayden Kirk, is a real beauty.
Located in Seattle, it was recently renovated by architects Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig.
Soheil Nakhshab is the architect who designed the contemporary Lahaye Residence for Nakhshab Development & Design.
A modern dwelling with strong Modernist inspiration. Strong construction quality and a close eye on the clients’ needs.
This home exudes mid-century class. Located in the Hollywood Hills, it was built by John Lautner in 1956.
A protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, in the mid-1930s.
This original mid-century home was re-imagined in 2008 by designer Jamie Bush.
Residing among the foothills of La Canada Flintridge, California, Bush has created a real beauty.
Fombertaux House is situated in East Lindfield, New South Wales.
It was designed and built between 1964 and 1966 by architect Jean Fombertaux as his own home.
This mid-century inspired house is big.
Covering a vast plot of land in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, it’s contemporary home design is the product of design restorer Mark Haddawy.
The first thing that ought to strike you about his contemporary home design is that it’s full of curious textures.
Located in Menlo Park, California, the home was designed by Dumican Mosey Architects.
The first impression you are likely to get of this mid-century house is its tall stature.
Built in 1961 by Roger Lee, and located Kensington, California, it is clearly a building that seeks to embrace spaciousness.
The Casa Till is a feat of engineering. Looking down on the Pacific Ocean 100 metres below.
All alone in a conspicuously craggy cliff-side setting, the location is truly awe-inspiring.
Takatina Design is a New York based duo behind many architectural and design projects for the fashion, retail and hospitality industries.
Today, will tell us about one of our favourite modern houses which features a beautiful mid-century modern design collection
This Frank Lloyd Wright house is among the few houses to have been relocated.
Originally situated on the bank of the Millstone River in Millstone, New Jersey, it now resides all the way over in Arkansas.
A well considered mid-century modern house in Houston.
This house features luxury materials and decorations while keeping its mid-century spirit alive.
The Sol Friedman House is among those designed by Frank Lloyd Wright which the architect described as “Usonian”.
A term used by Wright to refer to his vision for the landscape of the United States.
The Juncal and Rodney House is situated in the Costa Brava, Catalonia.
This Modernist villa features breathtaking views.
The Edgeland House is quite otherworldly, as if an alien spacecraft crash landed in a remote of America.
This modern house is located on a rehabilitated brownfield site near Austin, Texas.
Richard Neutra’s Roberts House was built in 1955, and is located in West Covina, California.
The home has recently undergone a two-year renovation.
This project is a renovation and addition to a custom-built mid-century home built in 1954 in Palm Springs, California.
The original post-and- beam construction, custom-wooden windows together with unique the detailing are reminiscent of Cliff May’s Rancho style homes.
The Golden Valley Ranch was originally designed by the architect Don D. Davies in the 1960s.
Davies designed it for his family of four as a modest yet conspicuously cosy retreat.
This mid-century home in Beverly Hills is a real beauty.
Built by architect Wayne McAllister in 1957, and renovated by Architects Marmol Radziner in the 1990s.
Jane is the proud, and so far only owner, of the AIA award winning Ramada Desert House.
Designed in 1975 by architect Judith Chafee, is now for sale and Jane tells us a bit about her relationship with the house, and what makes it so special.
The Greentree contemporary house, in Amagansett, has one of the most beautiful approaches we’ve seen among modern style homes.
A long line of carefully-cut and spaced stepping stones is flanked on both sides…
This mid-century modern house in Palm Springs pulls all kinds of peculiar shapes.
Designed by the architect Barry Berkus, it features the unique mid-century style of its California-based architect.
This contemporary home design in Washington, really melts into its surroundings.
Designed by mwworks, the Case Inlet Retreat takes the name from Puget Sound
This contemporary style home is a fantastic homage to the mid-century modern house
Built by the firm Struere Architecture, its most strikingly mid-century design feature is the interior’s nearly complete exposure to the outdoors.
This Richard Neutra house has some really lovely spatial features.
In collaboration with another master of mid-century design, the woodworker George Nakashima.
Brutalist architecture always looks rather alien.
Yet this contemporary style home in Argentina, really looks like it has hovered down from beyond.
The owners of this mid-century lakeside home contacted us out of love for their house, which they have thoughtfully renovated over the last eight years.
A visual feast for the eyes, the project is definitely something which the owners should be proud of.
Built in 2015, the Quorrobolong House was shortlisted for that year’s Australian Houses Award.
In this contemporary style home, Fergus Scott Architects have created a truly delightful country retreat.
Steve Hempel is the son of architect Wm F. Hempel who, throughout the mid-century period, developed a very unique architectural style focused on custom designs and high quality materials.
Steve recently reached out to us to share his love for his father’s designs.
This contemporary style home appears practically alone in the lush landscape in which it sits.
Located in the Foxground Valley in New South Wales, Australia, the house enjoys spectacular, uninterrupted views of its environment.
Samuel Lamas, is a Brazilian architect who studied Italian and worked alongside renowned architect Massimiliano Fuksas.
Samuel will tell us how he believes that Modernist principles dealt with the essential issues of human life.
Modern style homes don’t come much more minimal than this one.
Located near Ulm in southern Germany and completed in 2010 by architect firm Werner Sobek, its name, D10, is quite fitting given its manifestly modernist appearance.
Frank Lloyd Wright houses can be divided up into several distinct styles. The Robie House, is a perfect manifestation of his “Prairie Style”.
Situated in Hyde Park, in Chicago’s South Side, it was built in 1910.
Chile, this contemporary style home offers us a masterclass in pure form.
Dubbed Casa Kübler, it was completed in 2008 by 57Studio
Mid-century modern furniture really defines this property.
Located in Salt Lake City, it was designed by Ed Dreier, an architect who made his name in the Utah area.
This contemporary home design in New South Wales, Australia is breath-taking.
Named “Pirramimma”, it was built in 2016 by the Sydney-based firm Peter Stuchbury Architecture.
By its nature, landscaping is something that often takes a peripheral role in people’s appreciation of mid-century modern homes.
But if it’s done badly it can easily ruin a perfectly beautiful home.
Tracy and Ryan co-own what we can easily call a desert gem, near Palm Springs: The Lautner.
Their Instagram profile got our attention and it was just a matter of time before we asked all about their Lautner.
An Eichler house owner will tell us what buying a mid-century house brings, what she had to renovate, and why.
Also, she will give us some very useful tips about buying the right Eichler so, be sure to read the interview till the end.
Hanh and her husband are the proud owners of an Eichler home.
After checking their Instagram profile we had to ask more about their Eichler love affair.
This delightful beachside retreat benefits from a wealth of beautiful materials.
Dubbed the “Courtyard House”, the contemporary style home is located on the 13th Beach golf course in Victoria, Australia.
The Avocado Acres House is a lovely modern take on the traditional mid-century home. Located in Encinitas, California, and completed in 2015, it was built by architect Lloyd Russell.
We recently stumbled upon architect’s Ryan Leidner work on Instagram.
One of his most recent projects is the renovation of an Eichler home in Palo alto, California, and we could not miss the opportunity to interview him about it.
Mid-century style homes don’t come more faithful than the Pirman-Tetreault residence.
Located in Sarasota, Florida, it’s owners, John Pirman and Steve Tetreault, were inspired by the original Sarasota School of architects
The Pope-Leighey House in Mount Vernon, Virginia is quite unusual for a mid-century modern house.
Built by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939 for Loren Pope and subsequently purchased by Robert and Marjorie Leighey in 1946.
Located in Mission Hills, Kansas, this mid-century modern house has all the best bits of a contemporary style home while preserving its original qualities.
This mid-century modern house, is understated in its modern style. This is because it had to partially conform with the traditional ranch houses that surround it in the East San Gabriel Valley in Southern California.
This solitary house in the mountains really stands out among contemporary architecture homes.
Situated on the outskirts of Nagano, Japan, it cuts razor-like into the craggy environment in which it sits.
The newly built Glencoe Residence, designed by architect Mason Miller, successfully joins the contemporary living needs of the clients with a modernist aesthetic.
This house is a lovely period piece. Built in 1950, it looks right out of the original Eichler playbook.
And yet, being as its location is Portland, Oregon it couldn’t possibly be.
One typically associates the New York townhouse with an era prior to the explosion of modernist homes in the middle of the 20th century.
The Casa en el Valle is a modern house highly influenced by the Californian mid-century style: it’s a real thing of beauty.
Resting in solitude in the Valley of Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico
Case Study architect Kemper Nomland Jr. designed this house in the early 1950s.
Located in Altadena, California, it still captures the spirit of the Case Study era…
It’s difficult to imagine the ideal mid-century home without a gorgeous pool.
This is probably on account of the fact that many of the places where modernism really took hold in the mid-century period were hot.
Casa Caúcaso is the striking, well-poised family home of architect José Juan Rivera Río. Located in Mexico City, it was made using regionally-sourced concrete, wood, marble, and glass.
This home’s interior design is so fresh that it feels like it could easily have been built in the past few years. It was in fact completed in the 1950s by celebrated Portland-based architect Saul Zaik.
To say that the Casa Boaçava celebrates the right angle would be to state the obvious. Indeed, in this São Paulo-located house, completed in 2011, cubes and cuboids abound in different iterations throughout the structure.
In the Yokouchi Residence, Tokyo-based architects Kidosaki Architects Studio have produced a delightful fusion of traditional Japanese and modernist home architecture.
The Estancia y Ficus modernist house in Costa Rica designed by Cañas Arquitectos, subordinates everything to its surroundings. A small retreat amongst the numerous flora, shrubs, trees and vines (the Ficus of the name), it overlooks the country’s capital city of San Jose below.
Considering the persistent appeal of Robert Eichler’s original homes, it’s no surprise that many have undergone renovations to bring them into the new century.
This original mid-century Eichler house in San Carlos, California, benefits from a host of bright ideas. Following decades in which its reclusive former owner shuttered off the house to the outdoors, its subsequent owners spied a potential gem.
This space-age mid-century house above Coldwater Canyon, Beverly Hills, slowly reveals its charm like a flower in bloom.
Starting with a relatively modest entrance, simple facade, and simple flat roof
The Reforma Casa Olga Baeta is undoubtedly one of the more playful modernist homes we have encountered. It was designed in 1957 by the great Brazilian modernist architect João Batista Vilanova Artigas.
Clear Architects’ recent renovation project of a mid-century house at Ducketts Mead is as neat as you like. Located in Essex, UK, the update was completed by the firm in 2013.
Hawaii has quite a pedigree for modernist architecture. Indeed, this website recently covered Vladimir Ossipoff’s famous Goodsill House, which clearly captured the curious fusion of Japanese and American modernist influences
Over the years many have cast doubt on the merits of modernist architecture. Yet its success is all but confirmed in newly built homes, which frequently feature some of the key elements pioneered by such luminaries as Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and Richard Neutra, just to name few.
There’s a nice order to this original mid-century house. Built in 1962 by Robert Skinner, and located in a sleepy cul-de-sac in Trousdale Estates, Los Angeles, it seems like everything was geared towards to having the sparsest furnishing possible without feeling too empty.
This new-build in Sacramento represents another thoughtful project by Klopf Architecture, this time in collaboration with Van Gelder Construction. Comprising three bedrooms and 2,633 square feet, it is a house that really reaches out to its surrounding environment.
This aim is most obviously captured by the large open plan living area’s two massive sets of windows on either side of the room.