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 Updated Eichler With an Indoor-Outdoor Master Bath Seeks $1.15M
Experience indoor-outdoor living to the fullest in this midcentury classic.
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.
Updated Midcentury Home in Washington, DC With an Indoor Pool Asks $3.9M
Built in 1954 by Robert Gurney, this residence is a masterpiece of stone and glass.
Grab This Updated Midcentury Home in Oakland For $799K
This thoughtfully remodeled midcentury in the Bay Area won't be on the market for long.
An International Style Midcentury Masterpiece in Denver Gets a Meticulous Update
A couple brings the wow factor back to a 20th-century home in Denver.
These Minimalist Prefab Homes Maximize Indoor/Outdoor Living
Two prefabs—one a Japanese-inspired ADU, the other a young family’s spare and serene headquarters—take root in Los Angeles.
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...
An Indoor/Outdoor Home in Minneapolis Defies a Harsh Climate
When Peterssen Keller Architecture set out to create a California-inspired property in Minneapolis, they decided to do so with an...
Before & After: A Muddled Midcentury Ranch in L.A. Gets a Suave Update
An interior stylist with a soft spot for run-down homes brings a 1951 ranch in Monterey Hills back to life.
The Overlooked Midcentury Duo Who Pioneered the Term “Indoor/Outdoor Living”
Hendrik Van Keppel and Taylor Green’s industrial furnishings—used for many of the Case Study Houses—set an enduring standard for...
This Home is Complete with an Indoor Jungle
A skylit conservatory doubles as a verdant dining parlor in Sonoma County, California.
A Major Restoration Updated This Midcentury Landmark in Belgium
A Belgian couple abide by strict preservation rules to breathe new life into an International Style villa by architect Lucien...
These Courtyards Bring Indoor/Outdoor Living to 10 Modern Homes
Now that the days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising, consider how a courtyard can bring you closer to nature...
A Disjointed Midcentury Home in New York Gets a Cohesive Retrofit
VonDalwig Architecture connects the dots to give a 1967 home in Bedford, New York, a new lease on life.
A Midcentury Home Receives a Subtle Update in a Historic Community Near Seattle
Robert Hutchison Architecture transforms a 1950s dwelling into a functional family home that respects the Pacific Northwest...
This Nova Scotia Summer Home Nails Indoor/Outdoor Living
Encased in glass, this summer getaway melds luxe living with the great outdoors.
An Outdoorsy Family’s Bay Area Midcentury Gets an Era-Defying Update
Architect Emily Jagoda revives a 1960 residence in Woodside, California, with playful elements geared toward the kids and adults...
A Meticulously Updated Midcentury in L.A. Asks $1.49M
This 1954 post-and-beam residence in Glendale, California, has undergone a considered renovation by Levitt Halsey Design and...
An Updated Midcentury in Washington, DC Lists For $2.7M
This recently renovated midcentury home is bright, open, and full of high-end finishes.
A Net-Zero Home in Colorado Raises the Bar for Indoor/Outdoor Living
Atop the footprint of a 1940s ranch house, architect Renée del Gaudio designs a family residence that intimately connects to its...
A Seaside Home Near Barcelona Gets a Bright Update With a Top-Level Library
Enric Rojo Arquitectura transforms a multilevel townhouse in Catalonia to evolve with its longtime residents.
Step Inside Palm Springs’ Latest Indoor/Outdoor Prefab Home
Inspired by midcentury-modern architecture and an easy, breezy, open-air lifestyle, the Axiom Desert House embodies the beauty of...
A Seattle Couple Design a Home Around Indoor/Outdoor Gathering Spaces
A designer duo add 1,200 square feet to their petite bungalow and create a private courtyard where the whole family can converge...
An Edgy Slatted Facade Conceals a Striking Indoor/Outdoor Home in Brisbane
From the street view, an angular slatted facade conceals a home from the outside world while also carefully hinting at what's...
An Indoor/Outdoor Contemporary Home Perched in Beverly Hills Asks $7M
The Gerhard Heusch–designed residence is sculpted into a hillside, surrounded by majestic Oak trees.
A Modern Home in Queensland Promoting Indoor-Outdoor Living Seeks $1.8M
On a tropical lot in Port Douglas, the meandering three-bedroom features 9-foot-tall ceilings and a 22-foot-long pool.
A Sublime Indoor/Outdoor Retreat in Mexico City
On an undesirable lot in Mexico City, architect Yuri Zagorin Alazraki created a stacked home and lush garden.
A Classic Midcentury Home in Napa Gets a Kitchen That Complements its History
Janet and Mark Hall moved into their 1,700-square-foot midcentury home in Napa knowing it would be the perfect place to unwind.
A Handsomely Updated Midcentury in the Hollywood Hills Wants $2.4M
Original midcentury details mesh with modern updates in this L.A. abode.
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 Striking Black Home Offers the Best of Indoor/Outdoor Living to a Family in Mexico
Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados creates a tropical escape in the mountains of Valle de Bravo.
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.
A Great Ocean Road Shack With a View Gets a Sustainable Update
When Kate and Grant, the owners of Dorman House—an old shack near the beach in Lorne, Victoria, Australia—decided to renovate,...
A Once-Derelict London House Restored With Modern Elegance
This older West London home must have once seemed beyond repair.
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...
A Heritage Art Deco House in Australia Gets a Modern Update
A heritage inter-war, functionalist-style house gets a dose of contemporary Australian cool.

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