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Mid-Century's Greatest Hits

We've featured homes from virtually every continent, in locations as far ranging as busting metropolises to serene suburbs to remote islands, with architectural programs equally as diverse. However, the one style most emblematic of Dwell as a whole seems to be that of the mid-century (the name check in this video at about 30 seconds in is one example). In the following slideshow, view an assortment homes that channel the ethos of the era's architecture, interiors, or progressive design spirit. You'll spy what might be the first modern conversation pit and see a structure whose dramatic seaside locale competes with its sleek high-modern stylings.

In "Mutual Fulfilment" (September 2004), we trekked to the Los Angeles home of architect and activist Cory Buckner. The house she shares with her husband, Nick Roberts, was designed by A. Quincy Jones. Roberts, an architecture professor at Woodbury University, comments, “The building section is a metaphor for America’s boundless self-confidence after World War II: The building literally takes flight across the canyon.” Click here to read the full story and here to see a slideshow of images.

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