Homes

 

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.

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Solitary Modernism in Mexico

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

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Modernist House in San Jose, Bows Down To Its Surroundings

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.

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3 Modern Houses With a Strong Modernist Footprint

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.

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Mid-Century Modern Remodel in Sacramento

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.

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Mid-century Home by Bruce McCarty is pure strength

Strength is the first word that comes to mind when looking at this mid-century home in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built by Bruce McCarty in 1959, it is no surprises that it remained with its first owner for over 50 years. After all, why would you want to part with such a place?

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3 Flat-Roofed Houses We’d Move Into Immediately

The flat roof is one of the signal elements of modernist architecture, and one of its principal contributions to architecture in general. The original modernists liked them for their purity of form. But they soon became useful as an additional outdoor space, especially in the heat of Palm Springs and the like.

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Eichler House renovation by Klopf Architecture

This classic Eichler house looks like it was built last year. Renovated by Klopf Architecture, in partnership with Growsgreen Landscape Design, Flegel’s Construction, and the owners themselves, the space is filled with contemporary fixtures and fittings while demonstrating the same ethos of the original mid-century period.

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Movement and Elegance Combine in Romano’s Casa Do Patio

For his design for the Caso Do Patio, architect Leo Romano has balanced features carefully throughout the house to create a wonderful sense of movement and play. Located in Goiania, Brazil, and finished in November 2013, it follows a mid-century design updated with numerous classy modern touches.

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A Shiny Prefab House in Joshua Tree National Park

The beauty of the Blue Sky prototype house resides as much in its location as the house itself. Situated in the Joshua Tree National Park in south eastern California, with piñon and juniper trees surrounding the structure and a seasonal stream running underneath, it is quite a spectacular environment in which to build a home.

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Case Study Apartments No.1. Good Design, Affordable Price

The Case Study Program cropped up relatively recently on this website. In a discussion of its influence on a newly built home in Cupertino, California, designed by Wiliam Leddy which channelled the original Case Study House…

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5 Mid-Century Homes Ready For a Sunset Party

Close your eyes and imagine the quintessential mid-century modern house setting, chances are it’s a classy evening get together between the owners and their friends, with guests spilling out from the indoors and gathered happily around the pool.

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A Mid-Century Inspired Renovation in San Diego

Daniel’s passion for mid-century modern houses began the same way it has for many others: gazing transfixed at a photo of the Eames lounge chair. The early encounter has led to Luczak residing in a period mid-century home designed by the architect Bruce Daumann.

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A Refreshing Retreat From Taipei by Architect Marc Gerritsen

The Naked House is quite an apt name for a house so completely open to the outdoors. That said, it’s not a name you would find a period modernist house being called.

Truly, this is a distinctly contemporary take on the modernist aesthetic. Located in Ko Samui, Thailand, it was designed by architect Marc Gerritsen as his own personal residence.

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Gray Organaschi bring Cosiness to a New Haven Cottage

This newly rebuilt cottage is quite the cosy concern. Located in New Haven Connecticut and serving as guest house on the property of retired couple Suzanne and Brooks Kelley, it was the second such building to stand on the site.
As the story goes, after drafting in Lisa Gray and Alan Organschi of the architecture firm Gray Organschi,

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Ossipoff’s Hawaiian Modernism Shines in the Goodsill House

The Goodsill House is a lovely example of Hawaii’s particular take on mid-century modern architecture. Located in Honolulu, it was built in 1953 by the great champion of Hawaiian Modernism, Vladimir Ossipoff.
The story of the architect is an interesting one. Ossipoff was born in 1907 in Vladivostok, Russia, but due to the upheavals in Russia at the time, his father moved the family to Japan, where the younger Ossipoff spent his youth.

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The Ken McLeod Residence In Claremont, California.

There are several quite striking features to Ken McLeod’s residence that mark it out as an architect’s personal home. Built in 1954 and situated in Claremont, California, the property is currently being considered as a cultural and historical landmark by the County of Los Angeles.