Modern Love is more than a swinging melody by the late David Bowie; it is also the theme to the equally spirited Opening Night Party to kick off this year’s Modernism Week.
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.
TV star Matt Muenster tells us all about the respectful renovation of his midcentury modern home.
Since its inauguration as the accessory to two existing events in 2006, the Modernism Week has matured into a large-scale celebration of the midcentury modern period.
As part of the official media channels to promote the exciting event, we will cover the event.
Interior designer Elin Walters and her husband, took on the personal project to renovate their midcentury home.
Originally built in 1966 by leading Icelanding architect Guðmundur Kr. Kristinsson, this midcentury modern treasure faced a complete restoration.
Originally built in 1948, this two story midcentury modern home experienced a sterling renovation thanks to the design by Peterssen/Keller Architecture.
The Cheng-Reinganum Residence was completed in 2016 by Swatt | Miers architects for a young family. The modern house architecture ,boasts an incredible view of the rolling hills together with the sight of Mount Diablo beyond the bounds.
American contemporary fine artist Christopher Florentino, resides in a home in Miami that is pure midcentury modern perfection
A-Frame Houses are all one-storey residences that have been planted to rise from the ground.
Based on midcentury modern design principles. The homes are fronted by a climactic, two-story A-frame with shingled roofs.
This breathtaking midcentury glass home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, was designed in 1958 by Case Study architect Craig Ellwood.
It stands out not only for it’s splendour, but also its uncommon floor plan.
Completed in 1959, this gorgeous midcentury modern home was built to rest in the midst of the architectural haven at the end of Nichols Canyon Road in Los Angeles, California.
Eichler Homes renovations are often a labour of love, this Eichler in the Fairhaven Neighborhood in Orange, is no exception.
This careful update to the original, designed by architects Anshen & Allen in 1963, was necessary to meet modern living standards.
This 1940s mid-century home located in the middle of Warrandyte State Park near Melbourne, Australia, has had an extremely interesting history.
The house and the block of housing surrounding it was originally built in the 1940s to serve as an alternative school. However, in the 1960s much of the premises was destroyed in a fire.
A house designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice that, without emulating the master too much, represents the architect’s views on dwelling and space design.
The property is now for sale and today its owner and interior design consultant, tell us all about it.
This is a stunning mid-century classic designed and built by renowned Case Study architect Thornton Abellin in 1959.
It really feels you are stepping in the 60s as you enter this home.
This stunning Joseph Eichler home was bought by two lifelong mid-century furniture collectors to house their enormous collection. Built in California in the 1950s, it’s a typical mid-century Eichler house.
Sarah and her husband knew what to look for when searching for a new home for their growing family: a mid-century house.
The focus on open spaces and easy interaction with the outdoors, were specific features they did not want to compromise on.
This is a beautifully executed modern house renovation of a 1950s Mayland ranch home, completed by David Jameson Architects in 2013.
An original 1967 mid-century modern home designed by Mortimer J. Matthews was renovated in 2008 by Montalba Architects with a refreshing and alluring contemporary twist.
Interviewing mid-century home owners, we often hear how much they love the way the space flows. The living can be the perfect play-room for children and/or great to relax looking outside through the big windows. This house in Ogden, Utah, is no exception.
The property fits perfectly into its surrounding natural landscape.
Not only because of the floor-to-ceiling windows which flood the interior with sunlight, but also because of the perfectly preserved wood panelling covering almost every wall and ceiling.
Located in Balwyn Rd in Melbourne, Australia, the home is an original mid-century home designed in 1963 Godfrey, Spowers, Hughes, Mewton & Lobb, yet its current look is the outcome of a thoughtful renovation by Nest Architects.
Located in Oxford, California, this mid-century home was renovated and extended by Koch architects.
The first element that caught our attention was the recurrence of thin wood panels throughout the house. Positioned vertically and stained in a light brown polish, they provide a solid backdrop to a really nice interior.
We’ve seen it many times and know how difficult it is to bring back the original mid-century vibe of a house while making it comfortable, for modern standards. We believe that Forward Architecture did just that with this house. Read about the restoration process through the words of Mr. Fein.
Architect Cory Buckner is an advocate for the preservation of Crestwood Hills, a notorious neighbourhood hosting houses from some of the most famous mid-century modernist architects.
Today she tells us about her personal involvement in the community and the restorations of the Riley Residence.
This home’s modest façade conceals a breath taking mid-century interior. Indeed, on the face of it, the unassuming pale green exterior, featuring translucent windows and fairly traditional detailing, isn’t the first place you’d look for a mid-century gem.
Mr. Snower, commissioned this house to Architect Marcel Breuer in 1953, while he was also working at the famous UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
Today, Architect Matthew Hufft tells us about the recent renovation he supervised for the current owners of the Snower house.
After years of neglect, this small building mid-century building had lost its charm and needed some love.
The New Canaan Historical Society called William D. Earls AIA Architect to bring back to life this unique pool house. Today. the architect tells us about the meticulous work they carried on to bring back this little gem to its original beauty.
This original mid-century home in Seattle, Washington, is really well built.
Upon approach from a path of concrete slabs, a solid wooden door is reached by way of two steps and it is situated slightly to the left of the path.
After buying back the mid-century house (designed by the grandmother of one of the current owners) a couple of young New York based creatives, hired GRT architects to bring back the family memories and to help them build new ones.
We interviewed Emilio Fuscaldo of NEST Architects about the Rosanna House project, a thoughtful renovation of a mid-century house near Melbourne.
This 1960s house is now updated for the modern living. Let us know on social media if you like this project as much we do!
Architect Walter Greaves had a particular penchant for timber.
This is clear from looking at the modernist house he designed for his family in Runcton, a small village located two miles south of Chichester, close to the West Sussex coast.
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.
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.