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...
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.
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 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...
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 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 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.
Spotlight on John Yeon, the Father of Northwest Regional Architecture
In 1937, a photo landed in the hands of The Museum of Modern Art that would propel a young Portland, Oregon, architect, John...
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...
Dive Into a Visually Stunning Book That Celebrates Modernist Architecture and its Evolution
Covering a wide range of iconic homes from Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye to Shigeru Ban’s Curtain Wall House, Phaidon's recently...
Modernist Architecture Feeling the Pinch?
Falling prices for classic Lautners and Neutras might be a telltale sign that even modern masterpieces are feeling the pinch.
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...