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.

The Midcentury Architecture of California Modernist John Lautner
Architect Helena Arahuete, a longtime colleague of John Lautner's, will discuss the midcentury modernist's legacy as well as her...
Escape to a John Lautner Micro-Resort in the Californian Desert
Stay in a midcentury modern hotel built and inspired by the iconic style of American architect John Lautner.
Grab This Sleek L.A. Midcentury by John Lautner For Under $2M
The Bergren Residence boasts hallmarks of iconic Lautner design, including a striking roofline, walls of glass, and breathtaking...
John Lautner's Desert Rose
Two Los Angeles designers resuscitate a down-at-the-heel John Lautner building—and give architecture fans a chance to spend the...
Iconic Perspectives: John Lautner’s Garcia House
Though not everyone agrees on exactly how iconic architecture should be preserved, there are those who take a real shot at it,...
In the Indie Debut “Columbus,” Midcentury Architecture Stars Beside John Cho
Kogonada’s directorial debut is a bittersweet exploration of loss and filial responsibility set in the architectural landscape of...
The Only John Lautner Home in Anchorage Asks $1.2M
The Harpel Residence II is one of a select few homes the master architect designed outside of California.
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 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.
Vacation Home in the California Desert is a Modernist Oasis
A Canadian family’s getaway in the California desert.
Claim This Curvaceous L.A. Home by John Lautner For $1.6M
Designed by the renowned architect in 1950, the Foster House has never been listed—until now.
A Midcentury Cabin at California’s Sea Ranch Gets a Glowing Makeover
Originally designed by pioneering Bay Area architect Joseph Esherick, this 684-square-foot cabin has been lovingly restored and...
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...
16 Renovated Eichlers That Epitomize Midcentury California Cool
From 1949 to 1966, prolific real estate developer Joseph Eichler collaborated with renowned architects to build some 11,000 of...
A Modern Prefab Addition to a Mid-Century California Classic
A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the...
A Hexagonal Midcentury Residence in Southern California Offered at $2.89M
Surrounded by eucalyptus and oak trees, this well-appointed Pasadena home by architect Roland Russell benefits from a central...
A Southern Californian Midcentury With Japanese Influences Asks $3.13M
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow light and garden views to saturate this post-and-beam midcentury in Pasadena, California.
A Midcentury California Ranch by Cliff May Is Listed For $720K
With four outdoor living spaces, this prefab Cliff May abode is perfect for large-scale entertaining.
A John Lautner Post-and-Beam Hits the Market for the First Time Ever
Built in 1952, the Hollywood Hills home is now for sale by the original family.
Designed Around Native Trees, John Lautner’s Wolff Residence Just Sold for $5.9M
Lautner designed this masterpiece of organic architecture in 1961—and it just got snapped up by a Hearst family heiress.