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 Home That Maintains Its Quirkiness After All These Years
Two designers restore a low-slung midcentury gem in Napa, California, by an unsung Bay Area modernist.
Before & After: An Australian Midcentury Home Is Awash With Bold Color and Pattern
A brick residence by Australian midcentury architects Payne & Hunt gets a new lease on life with patterned wall murals and pops...
Before & After: An Austin Midcentury Home Gets a Roof-Raising Renovation
This midcentury home in Austin received a light-filled renovation that celebrates the period in which it was originally...
Before & After: A 1952 Midcentury Becomes a Wondrous, Wheelchair-Accessible Home
After a tragic motorcycle accident, a couple renovate their home to meet new needs, while also launching a small business to...
Before & After: A Midcentury Lakeside Home Receives a Stunning New Look
An old home in Lake Oswego, Oregon, receives a modern makeover from MOA Architecture, while keeping its midcentury charm intact.
A Hudson Valley Home's Renovation Is Guided by its Best Midcentury Feature
High on the east bank of New York's Hudson River, a special midcentury home receives a stunning renovation inspired by the...
Artists Need Apply: This Midcentury Home Comes With an All-Purpose Workshop for $949K
A former office building in Oakland, California, is now a charming single-family home with a versatile courtyard and studio.
Before & After: An Expanded Wedge-Shaped Abode Flaunts its Midcentury Roots
Lanefab Design/Build gives the angular Mitchell House, originally built in 1965, a faithful makeover that honors its heritage.
Calling All Homes For Sale!
We love to know when a modern gem has hit the market—and more importantly, we can't wait to share it with the community.
Bringing It All Back Home
Relying on local materials, local craftsmen, and the land her family has farmed for over two centuries, a New Yorker rediscovers...
Before & After: A Creative Couple Update Their Midcentury L.A. Home With Custom Furniture
Matt and Jen Monroe turn a tired 1951 midcentury house in Eagle Rock into a warm, contemporary home where they now live with...
Here's Palm Springs In All Its Nighttime Glory
Inspiration can strike anywhere, at any time.
This Quirky Home in Prague Looks Like a Giant Mushroom
Scaled to blend in with the surrounding trees, this Czech home rises from a concrete stem.
After a Fire, a Midcentury Home Rises from the Ashes
A tree house-inspired home takes advantage of the surrounding forest.
10 Timeless Midcentury-Modern Homes
It’s been more than five decades since its heyday, yet we still love midcentury modern.
A Midcentury Home Keeps the History Alive
With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
Reinvigorating a Classic Midcentury Home in Portland
Architect Risa Boyer deftly redesigns the interior of this 1950 home to ensure it still feels original.
Before & After: A New Orleans Midcentury Undergoes a 20-Year Makeover
Architect Wayne Troyer of studioWTA has dedicated some two decades to sprucing up this midcentury ranch house in the Lower Garden...
Before & After: A Dilapidated Midcentury in Pennsylvania Gets a Chic Makeover For $132K
A husband-and-wife duo work their magic on a tired 1950s residence, unveiling a contemporary home with midcentury influences.
36 Stunning “Before and After” Modern Home Renovations
Whether they suffered from outdated amenities, a convoluted floor plan, or were just plain crumbling down, these “before and...