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.
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,...
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...
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...
The Modernist’s Tree
America’s first patented shade tree is as high design as a plant can be.
Vacation Home in the California Desert is a Modernist Oasis
A Canadian family’s getaway in the California desert.
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 Perfectly Preserved Midcentury Pad in Northern California Asks $1.975M
This is California dreaming at its finest.
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...
John Lautner’s Deutsch House Hits the Market in Los Angeles for $2.7M
Original built-in cabinetry by boatbuilder John de la Vaux gives this midcentury Hollywood Hills home a cool nautical vibe.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Frontman Anthony Kiedis' Former L.A. Abode Asks $3.2M
Perched on a ridge, the renovated dwelling is full of clean lines and emphasizes indoor/outdoor living.
23 Renovated Eichlers That Epitomize Midcentury California Cool
From 1949 to 1966, Joseph Eichler collaborated with renowned architects to build some 11,000 of his trademark tract houses across...
An Interior Designer Launches Her Career by Renovating Her Family’s Midcentury Eichler
Pamela Lin opens up the interior of her Sunnyvale home by connecting it to the surrounding picturesque views.
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...
This Rentable Midcentury Jewel Glitters in California’s Largest State Park
Entrepreneur Kristen Lewis found her ideal family vacation home in Borrego Springs, a dark-sky community nestled in a...
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.
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.
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...
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 Magnificent Midcentury Seeks $1.8M in Sherman Oaks, California
Built in 1947, the pristine three-bedroom home is nestled into a large lot with a backyard pool and guest cottage.
A Meticulously Restored Midcentury Hits the Market in Northern California
In Marin County, just north of San Francisco, the Woerner House is a dynamic theater of light and views.
A Polished Midcentury Gem Hits the Market in California for $949K
Designed by architect Chalfont Head in 1950, the French Residence is a captivating home that’s been beautifully preserved.
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 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 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.
A Southern California Midcentury Gets a Serene, Japanese-Inspired Treatment
Lucas Design Associates and Graham Architecture renovate a 1961 midcentury in Laguna Beach, imbuing it with a rich, layered...
Same Bones, New Materials—A Double Gable Eichler Gets a Dashing Update
When it comes to remodeling a classic Eichler home, what are the first considerations that pop into your mind? For many, it’s...
This Eichler Home in California Mixes Scandinavian Vibes With Midcentury Charm
In the heart of Silicon Valley, a 2,121-square-foot Eichler home oozes with midcentury charm and sophistication after a...
Offered at $899K, a Restored Midcentury Abode Shines in Southern California
Built in 1963 by architect John Andre Gougeon, this two-bedroom, three-bath property in Glendora, California, embodies the...
An Impeccably Restored John Lautner Home Seeks $2.5M in Los Angeles
Listed for the first time in 30 years, the Tyler House is a timeless dwelling set on a secluded lot just minutes from Ventura...
A Japanese-Inspired Midcentury Lists for $3.5 Million in Berkeley, California
The 1959 residence designed by Bay Area architect Robert Klemmedson takes inspiration from the Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto,...
A Pristine John Lautner Home in Long Beach Is Available For the First Time
Built in 1951, the Alexander House is a beautifully preserved time capsule that exemplifies Californian midcentury architecture.
A Year of Careful Study Leads to a Thoughtful Renovation of a 1949 Eichler
Whenever Jay and Melissa of Serrao Design/Architecture are tasked with transforming an older home, they try to heighten its...

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