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 Renovated Melbourne Bungalow Keeps its Clapboard Character
Outside cladding continues inside this updated and extended bungalow, which now enjoys a breezy garden connection.
50 Best Midcentury Home Renovations That Honor Their Roots
Saved from demolition, stripped of awkward alterations, and faithfully restored, these rehabbed homes prove how timeless...
A Midcentury Charmer in the Bay Area Is Listed at $749K
With authentic midcentury details, a sunny personality, and even a backyard cabana, this Oakland abode has a lot to offer.
This Knockout Midcentury in the Bay Area Will Run You $1.9M
Designed by acclaimed Bay Area architect Joseph Esherick, this magnificent midcentury modern in Oakland, California, communes...
Modern Kitchen Renovation with Mid-Century Roots
Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a mid-century kitchen with her 21st-century taste to create a whimsical yet thoughtful new...
25 Memorable Midcentury Modern Kitchen Renovations
We love a good midcentury renovation all the more when stellar kitchen updates are involved.
19 Laudable Midcentury Modern Renovations in Los Angeles
These thoughtful remodels take on the daunting task of preserving the homes’ marvelous midcentury roots.
A Designer's Tips For Renovating a Midcentury Modern Interior
Interior designer Jessica Helgerson shares some pointers for tastefully updating a midcentury abode.
16 Best Midcentury Renovations in Austin Celebrating Their Retro Roots
These clever interventions keep Austin weird—in the best way.
An Indoor-Outdoor Renovation for a 1950s Ranch House in the Bay Area
This addition and renovation of a midcentury California ranch home is tied together with warm ipe wood.
A Bay Area Chef Builds a Midcentury Ski Cabin Out of Gingerbread
San Francisco–based chef Anthony Strong offers workshops on building a picturesque Tahoe lodge out of candy and gingerbread.
A Bay Area Renovation Reveals a (Practically) Brand New Eichler
Asking $1.9M, the sunny home features a 1,000-square-foot great room grounded by a masonry block fireplace.
A Sustainable Renovation of a Los Angeles Midcentury Channels Its Designers’ Utopian Ideals
The principles of the Wonderland Park community and the owner’s interest in renewable energy inspired this transformation by...
A Midcentury Home Renovation Celebrates Its Striking, Open-Truss Ceiling
Designed by a little-known architect in 1949, the now streamlined home honors its original bones.
A Hudson Valley Home’s Renovation Is Guided by Its Best Midcentury Feature
High on the east bank of New York's Hudson River, a special midcentury home receives a stunning renovation inspired by the...
Before & After: An Eichler Apartment’s Kitchen Returns to Its Midcentury Roots
In San Francisco’s Laguna Heights complex, interior designer Christine Lin turns a discordant kitchen into an inviting space with...
A Midcentury Home Keeps the History Alive
With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
Before & After: An Expanded Wedge-Shaped Abode Flaunts its Midcentury Roots
Lanefab Design/Build gives the angular Mitchell House, originally built in 1965, a faithful makeover that honors its heritage.
An L.A. Hotel Reconnects With its Feminist Roots Via a Vibrant, Art-Filled Renovation
Studio Collective brought Hotel Figueroa into the present with a contemporary renovation that embraces the past.
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.
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