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.
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 Plugged-In Home Rises in Prague
A family villa takes advantage of the latest in smart-home technology.
This Blackened Timber House Triumphantly Emerges After a Fire
A modern dwelling replaces a fallen farmhouse.
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.
A Midcentury Home Keeps the History Alive
With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
From the Ashes
After a wildfire, a prefab home in California puts resilience first.
A Quintessential Midcentury Home Goes LEED Platinum
Architect Michelle Kaufmann transforms a 1965 home into a paragon of sustainability.
A Midcentury Home Enjoys Views from Every Angle
A new outlook for a Buff, Straub and Hensman gem perched high above Los Angeles.
Reinvigorating a Classic Midcentury Home in Portland
Architect Risa Boyer deftly redesigns the interior of this 1950 home to ensure it still feels original.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's Former Midcentury Home in the Hollywood Hills Is For Sale
Join Zillow for a tour of the illustrious couple's former 1960s pad that's asking $2.495 million.
10 Timeless Midcentury-Modern Homes
It’s been more than five decades since its heyday, yet we still love midcentury modern.
Artists Need Apply: This Midcentury Home Comes With an All-Purpose Workshop for $949K
A former office building in Oakland, California, is now a charming single-family home with a versatile courtyard and studio.
Never-Before-Seen Images of Iconic Midcentury Modern Eichler Homes
Steven Eichler, the grandson of the famed developer, shares rare photos from his personal collection, provides firsthand memories...
A 1950s Mid-Century Home Joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places
A pedigreed mid-century home tailor-made for its inhabitants and environs joins the Spokane Register of Historic Places.
A Fresh Dose of Color Livens Up This Midcentury Los Angeles Home
How a highly productive collaboration among a trio of creative Angelenas—and a good dose of Barragán—turned a dark and...
Fire in the Home 101
Taming fire was humankind’s first and most critical step toward its mastery of the material world.
Indoor-Outdoor Home by a Midcentury Master Gets a Faithful Update
More than ever, this renovated Eichler in Palo Alto, California, brings the outside in.
Lakeside Home in Washington
After rescuing an aging structure, a mid-century home’s views are reborn.
High-Rise Living in Manhattan
How a Bay Area architect who toggles his time between the coasts found his home away from home in a modern Manhattan high-rise.

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