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.

After a Fire, a Midcentury Home Rises from the Ashes
A tree house-inspired home takes advantage of the surrounding forest.
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.
A Plugged-In Home Rises in Prague
A family villa takes advantage of the latest in smart-home technology.
Before and After: A 1954 Midcentury in Portland Is Stunningly Revived
Penny Black Interiors deftly updates a midcentury home in the West Hills of Portland with standout cabinetry, gorgeous tile, and...
Fire in the Home 101
Taming fire was humankind’s first and most critical step toward its mastery of the material world.
Before and After: A Midcentury Lakeside Home Receives a Stunning New Look
An old home in Lake Oswego, Oregon, receives a modern makeover, while keeping its midcentury charm intact.
Before and After: A 1954 Midcentury in Portland Is Stunningly Revived
Penny Black Interiors deftly updates a midcentury home in the West Hills of Portland with standout cabinetry, gorgeous tile, and...
Unforgettable Midcentury Homes by Modern Masters
These midcentury modern homes showcase the design of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Gwathmey, Willis & Lillian Leenhouts, and more.
This Historic, Secluded Midcentury Home is on the Market for $1.2M
Previously owned by notable bibliophile Frederick Baldwin Adams, this Princeton house comes with a notable book collection.
A Riotous Makeover for a Generic High-Rise Home
A remodel etches life into a freshly built high-rise apartment.
Handcrafted Modern: At Home with Midcentury Designers
In Handcrafted Modern, photographer Leslie Williamson captured precisely these quiet moments in the homes of designers whose work...
What the Rise of Generation Z Means for Home Builders
Generation Z (ages 5-20) is unlike any generation before and is the largest generation alive.
From the Ashes
After a wildfire, a prefab home in California puts resilience first.
A Modern Mexican Home Rises With Vertical Timber Cladding
In Tijuana, Mexico, an architect designs an elegant new residence for his family of four.
This Midcentury Home For Sale Is Not Your Regular Ranch House
Tucked into the hill in La Habra Heights, California is a midcentury ranch house that was designed by architect James H. Krueger...
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.
Photo of the Week: Cozy Ceramics Studio at a Midcentury Home
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.
Beloved Midcentury Houses Examined After Decades of Wear and Tear
A new book looks at the evolution and adaptation of iconic midcentury modern houses in New Canaan, Connecticut.
An Austin Midcentury Welcomes a Discreet Home Office Addition
From the outside, you would never know this flexible working/entertaining space even exists.
Before and After: A 1950s Midcentury Abode Gets a Gorgeous Upgrade
A complete remodel of a Portland midcentury unlocks the home's grand potential.