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.

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 collection.
A Restored Midcentury Gem by Marcel Breuer Asks $1.47M
Based on a showhouse Breuer designed for the Museum of Modern Art, this revived 1950 abode sits on a secluded, four-acre lot in...
A Circular Midcentury Gem in Florida Hits the Market at $1M
Sited on a private compound that features three lots, beautiful gardens, and a heated pool, this updated midcentury is now up for...
Styling a Rescued Mid-Century Gem
How we came to shoot our latest campaign in a home saved from the bulldozers.
Composer Paul Buckmaster's Midcentury Gem Asks $1.39M
The luminous home of late composer Paul Buckmaster—whose arrangements were instrumental to artists like David Bowie, Elton John,...
How to Refresh a Midcentury Gem in Quebec? Winter-White Everything
A renovated home blends interior and exterior, uniting nature and materiality.
A Midcentury Gem by a Famed Indiana Architect Offered at $450K
Built in 1958, the alluring Indianapolis property features expansive walls of glass, soaring ceilings, and walnut casework.
The Love Ball
Continuing our longtime crush on all things Perch!, this clever hanging storage container designed by Amy Adams holds everything...
Before and After: A 1950s Midcentury Gem in Seattle Is Revamped Into a Modern Stunner
In Seattle, architects infuse a historic midcentury with modern vibes without compromising the home's unique design.
A Midcentury Schindler Gem With a Writer's Studio Asks $2.3M
Built in 1946, this sculptural home for sale in Studio City celebrates the work of Rudolph Schindler, the seminal architect who...
Once Covered in Mold, a Midcentury Gem Outside Chicago Is Reborn
An artist recasts the home of a Mies van der Rohe student as a minimalist haven.
Snag This Midcentury Gem by Marcel Breuer That's Listed For $999K
The David N. Clark House in Orange, Connecticut, could be your chance to live in an iconic residence designed by the Harvard Five...
Easy Ways to Save Energy
Apparently the average home has 40 devices plugged in drawing constant energy, even when they're turned off (this is called,...
Sculptural Lighting from Canada’s Bocci
Founded in 2005, Bocci consistently balances their functional products with stunning design details.
Ball Clock Giveaway!
Dwell and Zwello have teamed up to gift a George Nelson–designed Ball Clock to one lucky person out there—sign up for one of our...
Greenpoint's New Gem
There's something fascinating that happens when creative types are placed in a new geographical context.
Now Open: A Mid-Century Modern Gem Steps Into the 21st Century
By bumping out the back of their Arapahoe Acres home and adding sliding glass walls that open to an awesome outdoor living space,...
Eco-Friendly Penthouse in Canada
Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...
Alvar Aalto's Pacific Northwest Gem
Nestled quietly on a bluff amidst flat farmlands and late-1800s German heritage is the Mount Angel Abbey.