Homes

The best Mid-century Modern homes ever built

Felipe Hess Combines Modern and Modernism

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This apartment located in the Jardins neighbourhood, São Paulo, is characterised by a very clean and well distributed plant. With a total area of 190m², the project was designed by the architect …

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The Paul Hayden Kirk House in Bellevue

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This house in Bellevue WA, was designed by architect Paul Hayden Kirk in 1955. Kirk worked under many architects, some of which included Floyd Naramore, A.M. Young, B. Dudley Stuart, and …

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The H.P. Davis Rockwell Glass House

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Architect H.P. Davis Rockwell is a 1949 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science Industrial Relations. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s of Architecture …

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The Winged House by K2LD Architects

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Singapore’s light and airy Winged House, designed by K2LD Architects, makes the most of its unusual – and potentially challenging – triangular plot with its innovative and visually arresting shape. …

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A Mid-Century Modern Gem in Sarasota

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Andrew Weaving is a successful author specialising in Mid-century Modern architecture and design. He has written several titles on the subject – ‘Modern Retro’, ‘Sarasota Modern’ and ‘Living Retro’ to …

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece, Fallingwater

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Fallingwater First Floor Plan Fallingwater Second Floor Plan Fallingwater Third Floor Plan Fallingwater Guest First Floor Plan Fallingwater Guest Second Floor Plan Frank Lloyd Wright devoted his life to Organic Architecture, the space within. Following …

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John Lautner, The Wolff Residence

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John Lautner was famous for designing vibrant and full of life houses. Many of his buildings (the Elrod House and Goldstein Residence above them all) were included in famous movies, music videos and …

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The Frank Lloyd Wright Imperial Hotel in Tokyo

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Frank Lloyd Wright designed over a thousand different structures during his lifespan, the majority of which were houses. He was a domestic architect and believed he could have greater impact if he designed structures where …

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5 John Lautner Houses That Are All About Freedom

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John Lautner, was one of the most influential architects from the Mid-century modern period. Some of his projects became architecture and pop icons as the Goldstein Residence, the Chemosphere and the Elrod House: which well represent his …

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5 Stunning Richard Neutra’s Houses

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Richard Neutra is considered by many the father of Californian Modernism. This is an architectural style generated by the evolution of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Modernist legacy, based on open floor plans …

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Eero Saarinen. The Miller House.

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Model used by Saarinen during the design process. Eero Saarinen‘s Miller House is located in Columbus, Indiana. The residence was entrusted by the industrialist and architecture benefactor Irwin Miller and his …

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Ray Kappe Welcomes Us In His House

Ray Kappe is one of our favourite architects. With his projects he perfectly represented the Modernists philosophy and built some of the most beautiful Californian houses, including his own: the Ray Kappe residence. Below …

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The John Lautner Garcia House

At first glance, the John Lautner Garcia house appears to be fairly simple with regards to its conceptual design. To the untrained eye, one can simply see an overarching roof …

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The Harrison Townhouse by 1100 Architect

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By the turn of the twentieth century elegant townhouses around Harrison Street and Washington Street in New York, were turned into businesses, ripping out beautiful parlor floors and replacing them …

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The Charles Eames De Pree House

No stranger to modern design, Max De Pree was the chairman of the Herman Miller Furniture Company, a firm which, founded by De Pree’s father, began championing modern design in …

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6 Modernist Pools, Great For a Party

This side of the hemisphere, spring has sprung and soon it will be time for outdoor parties and al fresco drinks. Pool parties, of course, are the long-time favourite and Modernist architects …

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Buff And Hensman, the Andrews Residence

Even though architects Buff and Hensman were known for their single-level house designs made of poles and beams, for the Andrews house they choose a townhouse concept instead. The Andrews asked for privacy, so the architects …

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The Frank Lloyd Wright Marden House

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  Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Marden House in 1952 for Luis Marden, an acclaimed National Geographic photographer, and his wife Ethel. The Marden House is made of cinder blocks and …

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Mid-Century Desert House in Palm Springs

This Palm Springs mid-century desert house was built by architects Wexler & Harrison in 1954. Its main characteristic, aligned with the modernist Californian style, is the lack of boundaries between …

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The First New Eichler in 40 Years

If you have read the interview to our friend and Eichlers expert Monique Lombardelli, you will remember that she was working on building new Eichlers based on original plans. Well, she made …

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A Quincy Jones House With a View

We found this stunning A. Quincy Jones designed house in Bel Air, Los Angeles and immediately fall for it. The house was built in 1965 and has 300 degree views from Los Angeles to the …

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Raymond Kappe: The Kappe Residence

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In the early 1950s, Raymond Kappe worked with Carl Maston and learned to combine wood with a strong sense of structure. These principles are clearly reflected in his family house built on a steep canyon …

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Raphael Soriano: The Colby Apartments

For this project, Raphael Soriano chose the steel frame layout of his Case Study House successfully bringing the relaxed and modern way of living of  mid century modern houses in a apartment …

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Richard Neutra – Singleton Residence

Henry Singleton Wanted an expansive house with terraces on both sides overlooking the valley, the mountains, and Lake Hollywood, the shape of which was echoed in the reflecting pool at the edge of the living …

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Harry Seidler: The Gissing House

Few days ago I wrote about a modernist house in Australia designed by Harry Seidler. Once I posted about it on the Mid Century Home Facebook Page, one of you -Alison- …

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A Flemish House With A Mid Century Flavor

This ancient Belgium manor house near Brussels was built in the early sixteenth century. It has all the characteristics that a mid century modern house would have: clean, simple lines, glass walls …

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Mid Century Modern in Havana

If we think to mid century modern architecture or interiors our mind probably first goes to western locations as California or North Europe, but I think it is interesting to see how …

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Darren’s Mid Century Modern House in San Diego.

If you follow us regularly, you already know Darren Bradley. Darren is a very talented photographer (he recently published a beautiful photographic book about Brutalist architecture) passionate of Modernist architecture and a …

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The Borge Mogensen Home.

Today I’ll show you a very special house, the famous Danish designer Borge Mogensen home. The house is, of course, filled of pieces that Mogensen designed -as the Spanish chairs, Hunt seat, J39-chair …

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The House of Art: Felipe Hess.

Space and art are the keywords for this apartment in San Paolo designed by Felipe Hess. The owners are a mature couple that needed an open space where welcome friends …

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A Modern Retro Loft in Madrid.

The couple owning this modern retro loft in Madrid did an amazing job. The mix of art, mid-century modern furniture and playful objects is remarkable. If I have to pick a spot, …

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A Mid-Century Inspired Bungalow

I like how the owners of this mid-century inspired bungalow in the Hampshire furnished it. The colors and materials perfectly match. I like how the sloping ceiling creates geometries in …

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A Mid-Century House Tour

So far I resisted but now I can’t anymore…I have to share with you all the beautiful mid-century houses I stumble upon the internet! I wanted to keep a more …

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A Modern Mid-Century House in Sweden

Some time ago I shared a Mid-Century/Art-Deco/Classic house in Malmö, Sweden. Today, it’s time to come back to Malmö for another stunning house. 😀 (pics via Bolaget) What I really like in …

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Marcel Breuer: The Friedman House

Marcel Breuer The Hungarian architect and designer Marcel Breuer has been one of the most important and influential architects and designers of the 30s-50s. Breuer studied and, later, taught at the …

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