In an echo of the principles of Usonian architecture, this modern home by O2 Architecture, features a layout which clearly echoes the dramatic landscape in which it is situated.
Mid-Century Home features mid-century and modern homes designed by some of the most influential modernist architects of the 20th century: Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Donald Wexler, Craig Ellwood and John Lautner are only few of them.
We want to show how contemporary architects build modern homes following the same principles of their famous predecessors. That is why, in this section, you will find a curation of contemporary homes built today but following modernist principles.
We only feature homes from contemporary architects who we believe respect the modernist principles of building and prove how Modernism is very much alive.
Homes don’t come much more minimal than the Los Faiques Dwellings.
Situated in the subtropical Yunguilla valley, 60km away from the city of Cuenca, Ecuador, and 1400 meters above sea level, the series of modern dwellings were built in 2011 by Duran & Hermida arquitectos asociados,
The Minton Hill House is spoilt for views.
Situated in Eastern Townships, Quebec, the contemporary home design is the work of Affleck + de la Riva Architects.
The FLD House offers us a lovely example of the subtlety that all modern house architecture should aspire to.
The Modernist inspired Casa MS, built by Studio Arthur Casas, it’s located around 100 kilometres west of São Paulo on the Fazenda Boa Vista golf resort.
The Turner Residence may be one of the most discrete contemporary modern homes we’ve ever come across.
The KA House has clearly been designed with privacy in mind.
Located in Thailand, the project was initiated by Idin Architects in 2012 and completed in 2014.
The first word that sprang to mind when we stumbled upon this contemporary home design was “rustic”.
Headed up by architect Brandon Jørgensen, this house was built as his own private home.
Seamlessness is at the heart of this contemporary style home.
Designed by Kengo Kuma, it was unveiled earlier this year at the annual Street of Dreams event in Happy Valley Oregon.
Studio MK7’s Toblerone House in São Paulo is another delightful example of the firm’s confident application of a traditional modernist repertoire to contemporary architecture.
Palm Springs based photographer Dan Chavkin, constantly shows his love for the city and its mid-century architecture legacy through his work.
With two books dedicated to Palm Springs, Dan has developed an amazing eye to capture the real essence of desert mid-century architecture.
Located in Ontario Canada, this contemporary home design feels very close to nature.
This effect is created through the abundance of wood used in the design, which is stained to precisely merge with the tones of the environment beyond.
The contemporary Ramp House, by Studio MK57, has a characteristically Brazilian modernist edge to it.
Located in São Paulo, it was designed by Marcio Kogan and Renata Furlanetto.
The Blodgett-Calvin Pool House is part of a dazzling complex of buildings in San Marino, Southern California.
The property sits a 1950s house designed by mid-century modern architect Calvin Straub.
Completed in 2012, Bush House makes good, solid house building look as easy as anything.
The project comes courtesy of architect Paul O’Reilly of Archterra Architects and is located in a bushland in Margaret River in Western Australia.
With the Glass Wall House, we get a chance to explore a home which showcases Klopf Archietcture’s expert capabilities when it comes to creating a home from scratch.
This contemporary style home is a joy to look at.
Located in Austin, Texas, it is the product of a collaboration between local architects, Wilmington-Gordon and Alterstudio Architecture
This modern home really connects with nature. Completed in 2015, it was designed by the architecture firm Wernerfield and is located in Cedar Creek Reservoir, TX.
This contemporary style home offers a masterclass in simplicity.
Designed by Ström architects the house features a remarkably sensitive design.
The WI02 house in Caldes de Malavella, Spain, makes quite an immediate impression.
This contemporary house is like a grand porch, where “three courtyards modulate the atmospheric conditions and the privacy between the inside and the outside”.
Built in 2013 by Pitsou Kedem Architects and located in Tel Aviv, Israel, this house has been given the rather apt name of “Float House”.
Situated in Dutchess County, upstate New York, the house is unmistakeably influenced by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and, more specifically, Philip Johnson’s Glass House.
Soheil Nakhshab is the architect who designed the contemporary Lahaye Residence for Nakhshab Development & Design.
A modern dwelling with strong Modernist inspiration. Strong construction quality and a close eye on the clients’ needs.
This mid-century inspired house is big.
Covering a vast plot of land in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, it’s contemporary home design is the product of design restorer Mark Haddawy.
The first thing that ought to strike you about his contemporary home design is that it’s full of curious textures.
Located in Menlo Park, California, the home was designed by Dumican Mosey Architects.
The Casa Till is a feat of engineering. Looking down on the Pacific Ocean 100 metres below.
All alone in a conspicuously craggy cliff-side setting, the location is truly awe-inspiring.
Takatina Design is a New York based duo behind many architectural and design projects for the fashion, retail and hospitality industries.
Today, will tell us about one of our favourite modern houses which features a beautiful mid-century modern design collection
The Juncal and Rodney House is situated in the Costa Brava, Catalonia.
This Modernist villa features breathtaking views.
The Edgeland House is quite otherworldly, as if an alien spacecraft crash landed in a remote of America.
This modern house is located on a rehabilitated brownfield site near Austin, Texas.
Jane is the proud, and so far only owner, of the AIA award winning Ramada Desert House.
Designed in 1975 by architect Judith Chafee, is now for sale and Jane tells us a bit about her relationship with the house, and what makes it so special.
This contemporary home design in Washington, really melts into its surroundings.
Designed by mwworks, the Case Inlet Retreat takes the name from Puget Sound
This contemporary style home is a fantastic homage to the mid-century modern house
Built by the firm Struere Architecture, its most strikingly mid-century design feature is the interior’s nearly complete exposure to the outdoors.
Brutalist architecture always looks rather alien.
Yet this contemporary style home in Argentina, really looks like it has hovered down from beyond.
This contemporary style home appears practically alone in the lush landscape in which it sits.
Located in the Foxground Valley in New South Wales, Australia, the house enjoys spectacular, uninterrupted views of its environment.
Samuel Lamas, is a Brazilian architect who studied Italian and worked alongside renowned architect Massimiliano Fuksas.
Samuel will tell us how he believes that Modernist principles dealt with the essential issues of human life.
Modern style homes don’t come much more minimal than this one.
Located near Ulm in southern Germany and completed in 2010 by architect firm Werner Sobek, its name, D10, is quite fitting given its manifestly modernist appearance.
Chile, this contemporary style home offers us a masterclass in pure form.
Dubbed Casa Kübler, it was completed in 2008 by 57Studio
This contemporary home design in New South Wales, Australia is breath-taking.
Named “Pirramimma”, it was built in 2016 by the Sydney-based firm Peter Stuchbury Architecture.
This delightful beachside retreat benefits from a wealth of beautiful materials.
Dubbed the “Courtyard House”, the contemporary style home is located on the 13th Beach golf course in Victoria, Australia.
The Avocado Acres House is a lovely modern take on the traditional mid-century home. Located in Encinitas, California, and completed in 2015, it was built by architect Lloyd Russell.
This solitary house in the mountains really stands out among contemporary architecture homes.
Situated on the outskirts of Nagano, Japan, it cuts razor-like into the craggy environment in which it sits.
One typically associates the New York townhouse with an era prior to the explosion of modernist homes in the middle of the 20th century.
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
Casa Caúcaso is the striking, well-poised family home of architect José Juan Rivera Río. Located in Mexico City, it was made using regionally-sourced concrete, wood, marble, and glass.
To say that the Casa Boaçava celebrates the right angle would be to state the obvious. Indeed, in this São Paulo-located house, completed in 2011, cubes and cuboids abound in different iterations throughout the structure.
In the Yokouchi Residence, Tokyo-based architects Kidosaki Architects Studio have produced a delightful fusion of traditional Japanese and modernist home architecture.
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.
Hawaii has quite a pedigree for modernist architecture. Indeed, this website recently covered Vladimir Ossipoff’s famous Goodsill House, which clearly captured the curious fusion of Japanese and American modernist influences
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.