On a steeply sloping site in Brisbane, Australia, an extensive build is perched beyond a classic cottage façade, where contemporary curves are underpinned by mid-century lines.
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.
Vertical Windows, Custom Joinery and Nook Seating all Inform the Restoration of this Home
The client had lived in the home for nine years and loved the location and feel of the house but wanted an update that wasn’t pretentious and preserved the sense of warmth throughout the home.
Warm colors, Simplicity of Materials, and Natural Light Establish an Intimate and Comfortable Home
This house is organized around a central courtyard, with floor-to-ceiling glass pocketing doors providing a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living.
An Edwardian Home is Restored with Midcentury Touches
A prominent, corner sited Edwardian on the crest of Ruckers Hill, has been restored and enlarged with new living spaces in a separate rear-garden pavilion.
This House is Designed to Enjoy the Sun Light throughout the Day
The property is located on a corner site in Eastbourne, in an established seaside area set one block back from the beach, with the bush clad Eastbourne hills forming a backdrop to the east.
A Former Dilapidated Cottage is Restored without Enlarging its Footprint
Highlands House offers a very different experience of living in the landscape to that of the quintessential modern Australian house.
An 80s “Spec” Home is Updated with a Fresh Palette and a Pop of Yellow
This family home on a farm on the the coast of New South Wales, Australia, was bought for its location, soil and fantastic views towards Cambewarra Mountain.
A Remodel Inspired by Modernism and Traditional Japanese Garden Houses
The traditional Sydney semi is reborn with a new pavilion that contains living, kitchen and dining flowing out to the north-facing courtyard.
A Sydney Home Inspired by Midcentury Modern Architecture
Little Manly House is located nearby Little Manly Beach at the base of Manly’s Eastern Hill. The house enjoys oblique views across the street to the harbour to the south west while the topography rises from the rear yard to the north-east with established trees providing a green sense of enclosure to the rear of the property.
A Free-Spirited California Home with Carefully Considered Interiors
This residence, located on a bluff above a surf break in Santa Cruz, California was designed by Commune Design in collaboration with Feldman Architecture.
Yellow, Orange and Red Add Warmth and Contrast to this Home
The old house is the typical double fronted Victorian weatherboard. A window each for the front bedrooms, a long high hallway. This hallway was the axis we used in siting the new extension.
An Airy and Light-Filled Extension in Perth
This home in Perth, Western Australia, underwent a series of additions and alterations with a particular set of pre-existing conditions.
Scandi-Minimalism Meets Japanese-Inspired Undertones
This property is an architectural gem, with contemporary glass walls and an indoor pool, and is situated on 18 acres of untouched forest overlooking a private scenic pond.
The Entire Roof of this House Rests on the Furniture on the Perimeter of the Property
Between the public and the private, the open and closed, the inside and outside, the mobile and the fixed, the light and shadows, the natural and the artificial, the industrial and craftsmanship, between boundaries is the living space of a great friend.
An Eighties Home in Byron Bay gets a Stunning Midcentury Makeover
This stunning house started its life as a 1980’s brick and tile home in the beachside suburb of Suffolk Park, close to the hip beach town Byron Bay in Australia
A Modern and Minimal Oasis-Like Home in San Diego
Athina House is a modern and minimal, splendid-yet-serene, 3800 SF single-family residence in San Diego, CA’s North County.
This House Demonstrates that Luxury Lies not in Size but in the Relationship Between Spaces
Traditionally, regardless of orientation, the Australian suburban block is longer than it is wide. Typically, dwellings are built to the side boundary setback in order to maximise the floor plate along its length.
A Garden Studio Renovation Now Houses a Team of Architects
The client set about converting an existing carport into a liveable office space. With minimal intervention, she conceived a space that accommodates four to five team members, and has the potential to adapt into a granny flat in the future.
A Nashville Renovation Provides a Unique Home for a Pair of Musicians
The architects were hired to design a new addition to the rear of a beautiful 1900’s-built home in the East Nashville Historic District, Tennessee.
A Midcentury Interior with an Endless Supply of Textures, Colors and Shapes
This jazzy Modernist Penthouse – nicknamed Modo Pento – interior was a treat to design and a sensory delight from the outset.
A Coastal Holiday Home Takes Full Advantage of the Outdoors
This coastal holiday home is located in Sorrento, a small town on the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour and a half drive away from Melbourne, Australia.
A New Century Modern Solution for Lovers of Midcentury Modern
Mi shack pays homage to the iconic early modernist and mid-century architects to create simple, smart, sophisticated and affordable shacks.
A Midcentury Modern Inspired Home in a Secluded Forest in Austin, Texas
This midcentury modern inspired home sits on secluded wooded acreage just west of San Marcos, Texas, thirty miles south of Austin.
A Vacation Home Inspired by the Golden Era of Palm Springs
Located in La Quinta’s fabled Madison Club, this vacation home was designed for a sophisticated client who loves to entertain family and friends when in town.
A Midcentury Vibe is Created in this Modern Backyard Home
Alley Cat was designed as a compact homebase for a couple who travel frequently between Seattle and the Southwest and who wished to rent out their craftsman residence.