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.

A Washington State Midcentury Breaks Free of Bad Remodels
Rerucha Studio adds a wall of glass and a Japanese-inspired garden to Art Collector’s Retreat in Bellevue.
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.
The Artful Dodger
In 50 years, more than 176 million fans have entered the turnstiles at Dodger Stadium, the mid-century modern ballpark nestled in...
A Glimpse Into a Remodeled Midcentury Abode in Austin
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
Before & After: Mandy Moore Rescues a Classic Pasadena Midcentury From a Jarring ’90s Remodel
This Pasadena residence was designed by modernist architect Harold B. Zook in 1950, but an ill-fitting ’90s renovation clashed...
Before & After: A Bill Mack Midcentury Gem Gets a Gorgeous Remodel in Three Months Flat
A creative California couple turn a Bill Mack-designed midcentury residence into a beautiful and practical modern home.
Eichler Remodel in Burlingame, California
After commissioning Klopf Architecture to design an addition to their ranch-style property more than 10 years ago, a Burlingame,...
An Artfully Reimagined California Craftsman Asks $1.2M
With just three owners since it was built in 1912, the century-old bungalow offers a fully updated interior and backyard art...
Same Bones, New Materials—A Double Gable Eichler Gets a Dashing Update
When it comes to remodeling a classic Eichler home, what are the first considerations that pop into your mind? For many, it’s...
11 Modern Ranch-Style Homes
As one of America's most important contributions to residential architecture, ranch homes embody both modernist ideas and the...
A Renovated Midcentury Gem in Austin
A 1960s home with an unusual awning gets upgraded with 21st-century conveniences while maintaining its Austin street cred.
Modern Tiny Kitchen Remodel in Sweden
What’s the secret to successfully wedging a kitchen into a 258-square-foot apartment? A visual balancing act.
Midcentury Mash-Up
Although postwar California modernism is generally associated with Southern California, the Bay Area’s own tradition has begun in...
Eric Garcetti's Green Home Remodel
Los Angeles is not all mini-malls and highways.
An Artfully Crafted Boulder Home Glows From Within a Charcoal Exterior
Drawing inspiration from artist Robert Kelly, Studio B creates a simple yet bold home that explores ideas of layering and...
In the Hudson Valley, a Minimalist Fence Artfully Contrasts a Renovated Farmhouse
Architect Winka Dubbeldam taps into her days as a sculpture student to create a barrier-breaking wooden partition.
A Streamlined ADU in Texas Pays Homage to Midcentury Architecture
M Gooden Design creates a striking guesthouse next to a historic 20th-century home in Denton.
A Dark Midcentury Becomes a Luminous Gem
A dated midcentury dwelling in Santa Barbara is transformed into a bright, airy abode—perfectly suited for contemporary living.
How to Update a Midcentury Modern Gem
Midcentury completists score the ultimate catch: a 1959 post-and-beam fixer-upper in which to showcase their sprawling furniture...
Channeling Midcentury Modern in Northern California
A Silicon Valley couple call in the firm behind Apple’s most recognized retail locations to design a relaxed retreat.