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.

Lauded Midcentury City Square Receives a Much-Needed Revitalization
After years of neglect, Mellon Square in Pittsburgh reemerges as a 21st-century public space.
A 1957 Midcentury in Seattle Receives a Striking Makeover
By removing walls, inserting new windows, and using a lighter color palette, Mowery Marsh Architects give this historic home a...
Budget Breakdown: A Midcentury Glass House Is Revitalized for $299K
Rescued from demolition, a cantilevered home in Michigan is restored as a refined retreat with a magnificent indoor/outdoor...
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...
Before & After: A Brooklyn Kitchen Shines After a Much-Needed Renovation
A dark and outdated kitchen in a 100-year-old Brooklyn townhouse is transformed into a bright and contemporary space with plenty...
Before & After: A Midcentury Lakeside Home Receives a Stunning New Look
An old home in Lake Oswego, Oregon, receives a modern makeover from MOA Architecture, while keeping its midcentury charm intact.
A 400-Year-Old Oak Tree Shades a Revitalized Midcentury Ranch Home in Austin
A 1955 home is brightened up and reimagined by Austin-based Lemmo Architecture and Design.
How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet?
Taking its lead from a Swedish building code, a new book proposes ingenious concepts that can fit in 270 square feet.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Road Trip That Midcentury-Modern Lovers Need to Take
The official Frank Lloyd Wright Trail guides travelers to nine of the renowned architect’s most significant buildings in his home...
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.
Guess How Much This Midcentury Home Built By 23 Students Just Sold For
The quintessential midcentury home has wood-beamed ceilings and original NuTone appliances—and bidding began at $599,000.
You Need to See This Gingerbread Replica of the Midcentury House on “Ozark”
After binging the Netflix series on lockdown, Bay Area chef Anthony Strong crafted this sweet retreat—complete with a cookie...
A Restored Midcentury With an 1,800-Square-Foot Addition Seeks $740K in Illinois
Originally designed by renowned University of Illinois architecture professor and architect Jack Sherman Baker in 1968, the...
Take a Much-Needed Summer Vacation…From Vacuuming
Summer living is all about long, leisurely days—and Roborock’s cleverly designed robotic vacuum cleaners will give you more time...
Before & After: A Storybook Cottage in L.A. Hits a Much-Needed Growth Spurt
Nwankpa Design opens up a small, segmented residence for a family of four that had lived there for over a decade.
Brooklyn Home Keeps its Historic Bones While Getting a Much Needed Interior Update
A creative couple flips the script on their family home, a former workman’s cottage on the northern edge of Brooklyn.
Like the City It’s Found In, This Austin Midcentury Modern Screams Eclecticism
The Tisdale Residence, steeped in original detail and sitting on a large two-parcel lot, asks $1.2M.
14 Row Houses and Brownstones “Before & After” Their Much-Needed Makeovers
In these transformations, designers tackle everything from confusing floor plans to woefully dark interiors.
A Renovated Boathouse on Seattle's Portage Bay
A once-plain floating home on Seattle’s Portage Bay receives a much-needed renovation ten years in the making.
All You Need Is LV
In the most unlikely of places—rural Missouri—Rocio Romero has designed and built a prefab empire.
Budget Breakdown: A Design Duo Give Their San Francisco Loft a Modern Makeover for $70K
The homeowners tackled much of the work themselves to refashion a dated home into the ultimate, 700-square-foot city loft.
Design Cities: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tuan Le is one of many young creatives returning to the city and infusing its design scene with new dynamism.
Renovation: 800 Square Feet
While in the process of helping his father find a suitable home closer to his family, Sacramento designer Curtis Popp realized he...
It's Hip to Be Square
This pair of handy Portlanders doesn’t crave any more of Oregon’s territory than what’s taken up by their 704-square-foot home,...
An Iconic T-Shaped Apartment Receives a Modern Makeover
A unit in Montreal's historic housing complex Habitat 67 is reborn into a sleek, airy abode.
An Art Deco Dwelling Receives a Sleek, Contemporary Extension
Originally built in 1938, the revived Shadow House in Melbourne merges contemporary and Art Deco features.
A Radiant Remodel Revitalizes a Dark Seattle Tudor House
An artist takes an unorthodox approach to the renovation of a century-old residence in Seattle.
Kansas City Royal
A young architect takes on an intimidating commission: reviving a modern masterwork by Marcel Breuer.
A 1930s Barcelona Apartment Is Revitalized Into an Airy Abode
A triangular-shaped penthouse in the city center becomes a bright home that wonderfully connects with the outdoors.
Big City, Little Loft
New York City is the nation’s capital of cramped quarters.
Journey by Design: Mexico City
Richly layered and elegant with an edge, the capital of Mexico is brimming with incredible art, design, history, and architecture...
Vancouver is an extroverted city
Vancouver, British Columbia, offers a dramatic natural setting, but as Omer Arbel shows us, there’s more to the city of glass...
Hecho in Mexico City
Gallery owner Hilario Galguera escorts us through Mexico City, walking the line of life and death, problem and promise.
Design Cities: Lagos, Nigeria
Architect and designer Tosin Oshinowo attributes her hometown's design renaissance to an entrepreneurial creative spirit.
Design Cities: Quito, Ecuador
Architects Daniel Moreno Flores and Marie Combette describe how the city’s young designers use traditional knowledge and regional...
Design Cities: Athens, Greece
Designer Stamos Michael explains how one of the world's oldest cities is experiencing a cultural rebirth fueled by young artists.

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