The traditional Sydney semi is reborn with a new pavilion that contains living, kitchen and dining flowing out to the north-facing courtyard.
Mid-Century Home showcases mid-century and modern homes designed by influential modernist architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Donald Wexler, Craig Ellwood, and John Lautner. Our aim is to highlight how contemporary architects continue to follow the principles of their famous predecessors when building modern homes. In this section, we curate a collection of contemporary homes constructed today but following modernist principles.
We carefully select homes from contemporary architects who we believe respect the modernist principles of building and demonstrate how Modernism is still relevant. Our curation includes homes that embody the core values of Modernism, such as simplicity, functionality, and the integration of the surrounding environment. By featuring these homes, we hope to inspire and encourage architects and homeowners to consider the principles of modernist design in their own projects.
Our collection spans across the globe, featuring homes from North America, Europe, Australia, and beyond. By showcasing contemporary homes that follow modernist principles, we contribute to the legacy of mid-century design and architecture and demonstrate how this movement continues to influence and inspire the world of design and architecture today.
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.
This residence, located on a bluff above a surf break in Santa Cruz, California was designed by Commune Design in collaboration with Feldman Architecture.
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.
This home in Perth, Western Australia, underwent a series of additions and alterations with a particular set of pre-existing conditions.
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.
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.
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
Athina House is a modern and minimal, splendid-yet-serene, 3800 SF single-family residence in San Diego, CA’s North County.
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.
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.
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.
This jazzy Modernist Penthouse – nicknamed Modo Pento – interior was a treat to design and a sensory delight from the outset.
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.
Mi shack pays homage to the iconic early modernist and mid-century architects to create simple, smart, sophisticated and affordable shacks.
This midcentury modern inspired home sits on secluded wooded acreage just west of San Marcos, Texas, thirty miles south of Austin.
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.
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.
Set on a large east-west high bank lot, this home is thoughtfully designed to make the most of its square footage while creating privacy from neighbors and a busy rural road to the west. The result is a modest and functional dwelling strongly anchored to its site.
This beachfront residence in New South Wales was created for a couple who were ready for a permanent sea change and to fully embrace a ‘beach house’ way of living.
“Beach Slice” is a holiday home an hour’s drive from Melbourne, and a five-minute walk to the shore of Western Port Bay. Sitting on a bush block, it is humble and relaxed, designed to holiday.
This home was recently designed with aging at the forefront. The brief was to support an elderly couple with empathetic design principles so the owners could live independently and in comfort.
Resting on a hilltop in the hinterland of Byron Bay, Australia, this unique double pavilion was inspired by memories of midcentury modern “Palm Springs” architecture.
Located on a site embedded with family memories, this house replaced what was a tired and poorly orientated cottage, previously owned by the homeowner’s grandparents.
In North Austin, Texas, sits an area that abounds with classic midcentury modern design alongside some fantastic scenery.
When first assessing this project, the architect was excited by the ‘vibe’ and saw great potential.