This mid-century house is chock full of quirky features. The architect responsible for it is Alfred Newman Beadle, who is best known for his work on the Case Study Houses, one of which we covered last year. He built this home for his family in 1956, and named it Beadle House #7.
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.
Ryan and his wife are the lucky owners of an apartment in one of this Eichler buildings in San Francisco. Initially attracted by its peculiar facade and minimalist look, Ryan tells us how they got to discover, and love, more about their building and Joseph Eichler’s work.
This mid-century house blends wonderfully with its natural surroundings.
Located on a steep wooded hillside in the small village of Ansty, in rural Wiltshire, England, the house overlooks a series of 12C buildings, and, quite remarkably, it fits right in.
Dry Creek Valley is a pretty impressive place to call home.
The house is built on the site of an earlier ranch home. As such, and as aerial pictures demonstrate, this contemporary style home is rather secluded: only two other homes can be made out amongst the vast wooded hills.
Amy and Sean were mid-century design collectors way before buying their Eichler, and now the circle is complete. Today, you can read more about their experience as mid-century house owners and how it has changed their lives.
Pioneering engineer Paul Weidlinger built this mid-century home for his family in 1953.
Intended as a summer house, it is located in Wellfleet, a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, located halfway between the “tip” and “elbow” of Cape Cod.
The Gueda House is proof, if ever you needed it, that simple design can always be eye catching. Built by Mustafa Bucar Arquitetura in 2009, the home is located in Goiânia, the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Goiás.
In an echo of the principles of Usonian architecture, this modern home by O2 Architecture, features a layout which clearly echoes the dramatic landscape in which it is situated.
Rudolph Schindler’s Roxy Roth House, is located in Studio City, Los Angeles. Built it for screenwriter Roxy Roth in 1946, this mid-century home bears a striking resemblance to a luxury yacht.
Completed in 1955, the mid-century house was designed by Leo Hafner, a modernist architect whose impact was felt most keenly in Zug, the Swiss city which shares its name with the lake.
Homes don’t come much more minimal than the Los Faiques Dwellings.
Situated in the subtropical Yunguilla valley, 60km away from the city of Cuenca, Ecuador, and 1400 meters above sea level, the series of modern dwellings were built in 2011 by Duran & Hermida arquitectos asociados,
Built in 1961 for a landowner in the area, this mid-century home was designed by renowned LA architect Dick E. Lowry.
Set in a beautiful spot on Los Aangeles’ Eagle Rock Hillside, it lies just a short walk away from the many restaurants that fill the Colorado Boulevard.
This mid-century home in Cape Town, South Africa, is as cool as they come.
Originally designed by Gilbert Colyn in 1969, it underwent a significant renovation in 2015, overseen by Cape Town-based architects SAOTA.
This mid-century home in Canberra, Australia, has a certain freshness about it.
Built over three split levels, the quality of the layout, and a dash of architectural magic, has meant that the home does not seem nearly as big when looked at from the exterior.
Located in Woodside, California, and completed in 1969, this home was built for Doctor Robert Scoren by architect Don Knorr, with interior design from Alexander Girard, both of whom were friends of Scoren’s.
Built by Yunakov Architecture, this house is right out of the Frank Lloyd Wirght playbook: low-pitched roof, overhanging eaves, horizontal lines, a central chimney, an open floor plan and clerestory windows.
The owners, of this recently renovated Eichler home in San Mateo Highlands, California, is a young couple with two small children.
They were particularly keen to preserve as much of the Eichler home’s original essence with an eye for minimalist aesthetics.
Vivid colours, curious patterns and a series of striking material elements combine to produce this rather dazzling mid-century home in Palm Springs.
This delightful home sits in a small patch of woods two blocks away from the University of North Carolina Campus in Chapel Hill.
Completed in 1955, it was designed for the Julian family by notable mid-century architect George Matsumoto.
The mid-century modern Hill House, recently received a drastic renovation by architecture firm The Archers.
The only significant features remaining from the home’s earlier iteration -which had fallen into disrepair- are the steel beams, the window frames, and the central fireplace.
The Minton Hill House is spoilt for views.
Situated in Eastern Townships, Quebec, the contemporary home design is the work of Affleck + de la Riva Architects.
Annie and her partner Jamie, bought their mid-century house in the Melbourne district of Beaumaris, to be their guardians and protect it for the next generations of owners to come.
The Booth House was the first house designed by the great mid-century modern architect Philip Johnson.
Completed in 1946, and built for the young couple Richard and Olga Booth.
Dean and Daryle bought their second mid-century home to move closer to their family in Kensington, California, and made a small treasure out of it.
The FLD House offers us a lovely example of the subtlety that all modern house architecture should aspire to.
This Eichler was built on a larger scale than the typical Eichlers we’ve come to know and love.
Built on an H-plan, it is described as a “Super Eichler”.
The influence of Japanese design on Frank Lloyd Wright homes is well known. So, it’s no surprise that he attracted American-Japanese architect Kaneji Domoto as a pupil whom was invited to produce five homes in Wright’s Usonia.
The Modernist inspired Casa MS, built by Studio Arthur Casas, it’s located around 100 kilometres west of São Paulo on the Fazenda Boa Vista golf resort.
The Holland/Goudzwaard Residence offers a brilliant example of modest mid-century modern design.
Located in Pasadena, California, it was designed in 1958 by architects Calvin Straub of the firm Buff, Straub & Hensman.
This mid-century home was built by the architect Donald Olsen to serve as residence for him and his wife, while he was a member of the architecture faculty at UC Berkeley.
This stunning 600-square-foot mid-century residence was designed by Long Beach architect Dean Davidson in 1965 for a family that owned a car dealership in Palm Springs.
This home is quintessential Frank Lloyd Wright. It was built between 1958 and 1960 in Minneapolis for Paul C. Olfelt, and his family.
The Turner Residence may be one of the most discrete contemporary modern homes we’ve ever come across.
Attracted by the design of this Norman F. Carver Jr. designed house, Tim and his wife bought this mid-century house in 2016 with the intention of restoring it to its original beauty.
The KA House has clearly been designed with privacy in mind.
Located in Thailand, the project was initiated by Idin Architects in 2012 and completed in 2014.
The first word that sprang to mind when we stumbled upon this contemporary home design was “rustic”.
Headed up by architect Brandon Jørgensen, this house was built as his own private home.
Seamlessness is at the heart of this contemporary style home.
Designed by Kengo Kuma, it was unveiled earlier this year at the annual Street of Dreams event in Happy Valley Oregon.
This mid-century house is a delight.
The minimalist façade, composed of simple slats of wood, painted in a gentle combination of light blue and white painted wood, is as fresh as they come.
Studio MK7’s Toblerone House in São Paulo is another delightful example of the firm’s confident application of a traditional modernist repertoire to contemporary architecture.
This mid-century home was built by architect Robert C. Metcalf, to serve as his family home.
Built in 1954, it is located on the University of Michigan campus.
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.