This mid-century home has a natural simplicity about it which is really endearing. Built in 1956, and designed by architects Elizabeth and Winston Close, it is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Mid-Century Home wants to be the most comprehensive resource about mid-century design and architecture and to tell the story of their protagonists.
Here, you will find our selection of mid-century homes that we hope will inspire and delight you.
With this selection of iconic homes built across the globe, United States, Australia, Europe and South America, we aim to bring you the most refined mid-century homes and architecture, that contributed to make mid-century modern and modernist architecture so popular and loved across the 20th century up to today.
Located in Bel Air, Los Angeles, this original mid-century capsule home was completed in 1964. It really captures the spirit of the time.
Along with Frank Sinatra’s Movie Colony home, the Koerner house in Palms Springs is one of a handful of private residences designed by the great mid-century modern architect E. Stewart Williams, who seldom took commissions of this sort.
With the brief to create more space for a larger family, AM Architecture set about reorienting this mid-century house in Camberwell, Victoria, around split-level living area: drastically expanding its size.
Indoor and outdoor space blend seamlessly in this classic mid-century home located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Built by architect Vladimir Ossipoff, the Liljestrand House is a shining example of the kama’aina style which took root in the Hawaiian Islands during the mid-century period, and which Ossipoff did so much to champion.
22 Parkside was built by renowned British architect Richard Rogers in 1968 as a home for his parents.
With this opportunity, Rogers sought to establish a blueprint for a new housing typology, characterised by a solid permanent structure that could accommodate a variety of temporary elements.
Looking at the overhead shot of this Palm Springs mid-century home, one word immediately springs to mind: vivid.
The Erby House strikes the perfect balance between openness and privacy.
Completed in 1971, the (almost) mid-century home was designed by Jonathan Erby, one third of Devine, Erby & Mazlin, a studio operating out of Sydney, where this particular home is also located.
As so often happens, the owners of this mid-century house immediately fell in love with the property.
Now they have decided to sell their beloved mid-century home and have chosen us to help to spread the word. In doing so, they hope to find new owners who will continue to love, maintain and respect this house for years to come.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
William Landsberg designed this house in 1951, showing how to distill modernist style into a simple, yet incredibly beautiful mid-century home design.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.