Top 5 Homes of the Week That Are Mad For Midcentury Design

Top 5 Homes of the Week That Are Mad For Midcentury Design

By Samantha Daly
It's no secret that Dwell is captivated with midcentury modern homes. Whether lovingly restored or inspired by the iconic design movement, these homes from the Dwell community pay homage to all things midcentury.

Featured homes were submitted by members of the Dwell community through our Add a Home feature. Add your home to Dwell.com/homes today.


1. Re-Open House

Architect: Matt Fajkus Architecture, Location: Austin, Texas

From the architect: "A balance of natural light, simple materials, and flows are integrated with controlled views and atmospheric variation. This Central Austin house was remodeled in the spirit of the original Midcentury Modern house, with an open plan, honest natural materials, and a direct connection to nature." 


2. Thousand Oaks Eichler

Developer: Joseph Eichler, Location: Thousand Oaks, California

From the cabinetry design studio: "Our client's Eichler home needed a kitchen overhaul, so she enlisted our help. [They] have lived in this home for a number of years, and one of the most loved elements of their home is the warm, golden glow created by the home's wood tones. In building her new cabinetry, we were happy to help our client retain the look of her original Eichler cabinetry, yet with increased functionality and use of space—an approach to renovation we can truly appreciate."


3. House // TW

Architect: M Gooden Design, Location: Dallas, Texas

From the architect: "This midcentury modern-inspired jewel-box is just over 2,200 square feet. The quaint footprint features Douglas-fir vaulted wood ceilings and white oak floors throughout. An elevated pier and beam foundation allows for under floor HVAC distribution. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the house with natural light and open up to views of the entry court and entertainment deck. Previously in the 100-year floodplain, the house and rear cantilevered-deck now sit above a creek that runs along the backside of the property."


4. Haddock House

Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright/Taliesin Associated Architects, Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

From the project uploader: "Frank Lloyd Wright designed this one-of-a-kind small masterpiece in 1938 for a Northern Wisconsin schoolteacher, but it was never built. Forty years later, the design was purchased from Wright's widow by a University of Michigan professor, Frederick Haddock. The firm Wright founded to manage his legacy, Taliesin Associated Architects, chose the site—10 acres of lawn and woods sloping to Honey Creek—the placement, and the design itself, in accordance with Wright's vision. Haddock House is one of Wright's Usonian homes, designed for efficient living and built to blend in with the natural surroundings.  It is also a unique design for Wright; a one-of-a-kind small masterpiece."


5. Restored Ed Fickett Mid-Century Jewel

Architect: Ed Fickett, Location: Los Angeles, California

From the project uploader: "This home has been restored to its original architectural lines. [The architect] created the 'Happy Fickett Home'—large, flowing, light-filled, colorful, expansive, warm, relaxed homes—making them the 'modern for the average man' and 'affordable, yet palatial.' This has been brought back to life." 


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