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.

Midcentury Mash-Up
Although postwar California modernism is generally associated with Southern California, the Bay Area’s own tradition has begun in...
Midcentury Renovation in Austin
With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects...
A Midcentury Manhattan Loft
When you're running a company out of your home, you'd better hope you've got the space to keep everything in its place.
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.
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.
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.
Reinvigorating a Classic Midcentury Home in Portland
Architect Risa Boyer deftly redesigns the interior of this 1950 home to ensure it still feels original.
A Midcentury Home Keeps the History Alive
With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
A Midcentury Modern Home in Southwest Portland
Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.
10 Timeless Midcentury-Modern Homes
It’s been more than five decades since its heyday, yet we still love midcentury modern.
A Midcentury Gem in Utah Is Listed For $550K
Nestled in the mountains of Ogden, Utah, this impeccably renovated midcentury home is on the market.
An Irresistible Midcentury in Massachusetts Asks $700K
For the purist searching for an unadulterated piece of midcentury design, 540 Nichols Street in Norwood, Massachusetts, outside...
Midcentury Illustrations—From Kentucky to Paris
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
A Breezy Midcentury Renovation in the Hollywood Hills
For this 1957 Fickett, a closed off kitchen gets thoughtfully reimagined with the help of Dan Brunn Architecture and Bosch Home...
20 Great Midcentury Modern Interiors
The following rooms provide a modern take on what it is to live today in a midcentury modern home.
A Sustainable Mid-Century Beach House
Thanks to a disciplined devotion to mid-century principles of design, a curator’s bachelor pad in the Hamptons is reborn.
8 Marvelous Midcentury Chairs on eBay
Take a load off in these midcentury armchairs that run the gamut of shapes, styles, sizes, and prices.
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...
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...
This ADU in Texas Looks Like a Miniature Midcentury
The glass-and-limestone structure by Matt Garcia Design evokes the heyday of modernism, and provides an elegant stay for an...
This Midcentury Home in Marin Doubles as a Design Lab
Henrybuilt founder and CEO Scott Hudson works with his team to transform a 1961 residence into a company retreat and testing...
A Midcentury Ranch Home Is Totally Transformed in Seattle
After being buried under layers of haphazard renovations, a 1959 Seattle ranch finally reaches its maximum potential.
Snag This Midcentury Stunner in Southern California For $799K
Long stretches of glass and sunny courtyard spaces characterize this modernist treasure, which was once photographed by the...
25 Memorable Midcentury Modern Kitchen Renovations
We love a good midcentury renovation all the more when stellar kitchen updates are involved.
A Pristine Pasadena Midcentury Hits the Market at $3.4M
The 1956 residence by architect John F. Galbraith was lovingly cared for by its current owner, renowned music producer Christian...
A Renovated Midcentury in San Diego Is Sharp and Sustainable
Danish architect Jesper Pedersen reimagines a Lloyd Ruocco midcentury, putting sustainability at the forefront of the...
Snag This Immaculate Midcentury in West Texas for $380K
As roomy as the state in which it stands, the 1955 residence in Odessa features original details, and more than 4,000 square feet...
A Mint Midcentury in New York Asks $2.2M
Designed by SOM architect Arthur Witthoefft and lauded in the pages of Dwell, the restored abode is a piece of history.
Greenery Breathes Fresh Life Into a Brazilian Midcentury
With a budget of $50,000, a home rich in family history is treated to a bright, airy renovation for the first time since it was...
A Midcentury Masterpiece Apartment in Austin Asks $770K
Unit No. 3 in the Harwell Harris–designed Cranfill Apartments still shines from a mid-2000s restoration by Alterstudio and Mell...
A Picture-Perfect Midcentury in Pasadena Lists for $2.3M
The plans for this post-and-beam construction were featured in the May 1950 edition of “Arts & Architecture...
A Showstopping Midcentury in New Canaan Hits the Market
Sleek and timeless, the DeSilver House in the midcentury modern hotbed of New Canaan, Connecticut, is now up for sale—with its...
A Quintessential Midcentury Home Goes LEED Platinum
Architect Michelle Kaufmann transforms a 1965 home into a paragon of sustainability.
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...
A Hillside Midcentury Home in Pasadena Starts at $749K
Perched among the treetops, this residence in the San Rafael Hills affords plenty of outdoor space for lounging and entertaining.

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