The conclusion of World War II brought a huge influx of American optimism, which led to a burgeoning middle class interested in buying and nesting. The midcentury modern era left an indelible mark on modern design. In product design, midcentury modern masters include Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Achille Castiglioni, Arne Jacobson, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Prouve, Eero Saarinen, Poul Kjaerholm, Hans Wegner, Charlotte Perriand, and Alvar Aalto. Giants of modern architecture include Mies van der Rohe, Ray and Charles Eames, Rudolph Schindler, Paul Rudolph, Charles Ellsworth, and Richard Neutra.

An Architect’s Cabin Rises From the Ashes After a Devastating Forest Fire
Minimalism is taken to the max when architect Eric Logan rebuilds his family cabin on a Wyoming mountainside.
An Asymmetrical, Sustainable Home Rises in Belgium After a Devastating Fire
A nearly decade-long collaboration between Atelier Tom Vanhee and the owner results in a playful renovation that prioritizes...
A Historic Berkeley Midcentury Is Reborn After a Devastating Fire
A new home by Anderson Anderson Architecture captures the spirit of the 1952 residence that once stood on its site.
After a Fire, a Midcentury Home Rises from the Ashes
A tree house-inspired home takes advantage of the surrounding forest.
A Midcentury Home in Malibu Shines After a Radiant Renovation
Studio Bracket Architects turn a 1949 International Style home into an ideal escape for a couple who collect pre-war American...
The Midcentury Home That Maintains Its Quirkiness After All These Years
Two designers restore a low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist.
A Portland Midcentury Home Shines After an Epic, Decade-Long Renovation
Nestled into a forested hillside, the Cain Wong Residence fuses clean lines and chalet-like charm.
An Architect's Home and Studio Rises Above Rajagiriya
Twenty minutes from the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, architect Palinda Kannangara builds himself a rugged home and studio.
This Blackened Timber House Triumphantly Emerges After a Fire
A modern dwelling replaces a fallen farmhouse.
Before & After: A Timeworn Midcentury Home Gets a Reverent Renovation
SHED Architecture + Design preserves the character of a 1959 dwelling in Washington while streamlining the plan, enlarging the...
A Minimalist Mediterranean Home Rises in Rural Spain
The site of a former family vineyard becomes the wild and rugged canvas for Casa en el Campo—a modern home built from sleek,...
Before & After: An Austin Midcentury Home Gets a Roof-Raising Renovation
The light-filled revamp celebrates the period in which the residence was originally constructed.
Before & After: A Muddled Midcentury Home in L.A. Gets a Showstopping Makeover
Green carpeting, begone—after a revamp by A1000xBetter, this Studio City dwelling glows with white oak detailing and a whole new...
Before & After: A Midcentury Lakeside Home Receives a Stunning New Look
An old home in Lake Oswego, Oregon, receives a modern makeover from MOA Architecture, while keeping its midcentury charm intact.
Before & After: A 1952 Midcentury Becomes a Wondrous, Wheelchair-Accessible Home
After a tragic motorcycle accident, a couple renovate their home to meet new needs, while also launching a small business to...
Before & After: An Australian Midcentury Home Is Awash With Bold Color and Pattern
A brick residence by Australian midcentury architects Payne & Hunt gets a new lease on life with patterned wall murals and pops...
This Eclectic Beach Bungalow on Fire Island Was Saved After Sandy
Two of the worst hurricanes in New York history bookend the saga of a Saltaire cottage.
Reinvigorating a Classic Midcentury Home in Portland
Architect Risa Boyer deftly redesigns the interior of this 1950 home to ensure it still feels original.
A Midcentury Home Keeps the History Alive
With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
A Midcentury Modern Home in Southwest Portland
Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.
10 Timeless Midcentury-Modern Homes
It’s been more than five decades since its heyday, yet we still love midcentury modern.
An Amazing Home Rises From an Abandoned Ruin in China
In the remote village of Longtan in Anhui Province, China, RSAA / Büro Ziyu Zhuang transforms a ramshackle ruin into an...
How Prefab Is Helping Fire Victims Rebuild After Disaster
In the wake of wildfires, prefab home builders have stepped up to provide speedy rebuilds at reduced costs to help fire victims...
Before & After: A Honolulu Midcentury Becomes a Designer’s Vivacious Home and Studio
Interior designer Ginger Lunt revives a 1954 residence that she fell in love with as a young girl growing up in the tropical...
A Cathedral-Esque Lake Home Rises in the Quebec Countryside
Built with a material palette that will beautifully patina, the Memphremagog Lake House by _naturhumaine stands in dialogue with...
A Modern Mexican Home Rises With Vertical Timber Cladding
In Tijuana, Mexico, an architect designs an elegant new residence for his family of four.
Before & After: A Creative Couple Update Their Midcentury L.A. Home With Custom Furniture
Matt and Jen Monroe turn a tired 1951 midcentury house in Eagle Rock into a warm, contemporary home where they now live with...
A Fire-Ravaged Apartment in Barcelona Rises Again With Bold Color and Historic Charm
Tucked away in an Art Nouveau building, this colorful sanctuary fuses period details with contemporary updates.
An Architect Restores His Houston Midcentury After Hurricane Harvey
Meticulously renovated over the course of 11 years, the Benit House was flooded during Hurricane Harvey—but homeowners Steve and...
A Midcentury Ranch Home Is Totally Transformed in Seattle
After being buried under layers of haphazard renovations, a 1959 Seattle ranch finally reaches its maximum potential.
A Green-Roofed Maine Home Rises Above a Limited Footprint
After an unexpected disaster, a homeowner takes a rebuild into his own hands (literally).
Before & After: An Artful Update Streamlines a Portland Midcentury
A two-phase remodel revitalizes this 1960 home in the Southwest Hills with warm wood accents and clutter-busting storage.
A Minimalist, Scandinavian-Style Home Rises on a Flourishing Wisconsin Prairie
Three connected, pitched-roof volumes comprise a new home for retirees on 19 acres in Southeastern Wisconsin.
A Multigenerational Home Complete With Vegetable Gardens Rises in Central Melbourne
Austin Maynard Architects renovates and expands on a lot in the Fitzroy neighborhood to create a salubrious city retreat for a...
A Quintessential Midcentury Home Goes LEED Platinum
Architect Michelle Kaufmann transforms a 1965 home into a paragon of sustainability.
A Hillside Midcentury Home in Pasadena Starts at $749K
Perched among the treetops, this residence in the San Rafael Hills affords plenty of outdoor space for lounging and entertaining.

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