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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This home exudes mid-century class. Located in the Hollywood Hills, it was built by John Lautner in 1956.
A protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, in the mid-1930s.
This original mid-century home was re-imagined in 2008 by designer Jamie Bush.
Residing among the foothills of La Canada Flintridge, California, Bush has created a real beauty.
Fombertaux House is situated in East Lindfield, New South Wales.
It was designed and built between 1964 and 1966 by architect Jean Fombertaux as his own home.
The first impression you are likely to get of this mid-century house is its tall stature.
Built in 1961 by Roger Lee, and located Kensington, California, it is clearly a building that seeks to embrace spaciousness.
A well considered mid-century modern house in Houston.
This house features luxury materials and decorations while keeping its mid-century spirit alive.
The Sol Friedman House is among those designed by Frank Lloyd Wright which the architect described as “Usonian”.
A term used by Wright to refer to his vision for the landscape of the United States.
Richard Neutra’s Roberts House was built in 1955, and is located in West Covina, California.
The home has recently undergone a two-year renovation.
This project is a renovation and addition to a custom-built mid-century home built in 1954 in Palm Springs, California.
The original post-and- beam construction, custom-wooden windows together with unique the detailing are reminiscent of Cliff May’s Rancho style homes.
The Golden Valley Ranch was originally designed by the architect Don D. Davies in the 1960s.
Davies designed it for his family of four as a modest yet conspicuously cosy retreat.
This mid-century home in Beverly Hills is a real beauty.
Built by architect Wayne McAllister in 1957, and renovated by Architects Marmol Radziner in the 1990s.
The Greentree contemporary house, in Amagansett, has one of the most beautiful approaches we’ve seen among modern style homes.
A long line of carefully-cut and spaced stepping stones is flanked on both sides…
This mid-century modern house in Palm Springs pulls all kinds of peculiar shapes.
Designed by the architect Barry Berkus, it features the unique mid-century style of its California-based architect.
This Richard Neutra house has some really lovely spatial features.
In collaboration with another master of mid-century design, the woodworker George Nakashima.
The owners of this mid-century lakeside home contacted us out of love for their house, which they have thoughtfully renovated over the last eight years.
A visual feast for the eyes, the project is definitely something which the owners should be proud of.
Built in 2015, the Quorrobolong House was shortlisted for that year’s Australian Houses Award.
In this contemporary style home, Fergus Scott Architects have created a truly delightful country retreat.
Steve Hempel is the son of architect Wm F. Hempel who, throughout the mid-century period, developed a very unique architectural style focused on custom designs and high quality materials.
Steve recently reached out to us to share his love for his father’s designs.
Mid-century modern furniture really defines this property.
Located in Salt Lake City, it was designed by Ed Dreier, an architect who made his name in the Utah area.
By its nature, landscaping is something that often takes a peripheral role in people’s appreciation of mid-century modern homes.
But if it’s done badly it can easily ruin a perfectly beautiful home.
Tracy and Ryan co-own what we can easily call a desert gem, near Palm Springs: The Lautner.
Their Instagram profile got our attention and it was just a matter of time before we asked all about their Lautner.
Mid-century style homes don’t come more faithful than the Pirman-Tetreault residence.
Located in Sarasota, Florida, it’s owners, John Pirman and Steve Tetreault, were inspired by the original Sarasota School of architects
Located in Mission Hills, Kansas, this mid-century modern house has all the best bits of a contemporary style home while preserving its original qualities.
This mid-century modern house, is understated in its modern style. This is because it had to partially conform with the traditional ranch houses that surround it in the East San Gabriel Valley in Southern California.
The newly built Glencoe Residence, designed by architect Mason Miller, successfully joins the contemporary living needs of the clients with a modernist aesthetic.