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.

This Midcentury Home For Sale Is Not Your Regular Ranch House
Tucked into the hill in La Habra Heights, California is a midcentury ranch house that was designed by architect James H. Krueger...
Beloved Midcentury Houses Examined After Decades of Wear and Tear
A new book looks at the evolution and adaptation of iconic midcentury modern houses in New Canaan, Connecticut.
A Sustainable Mid-Century Beach House
Thanks to a disciplined devotion to mid-century principles of design, a curator’s bachelor pad in the Hamptons is reborn.
A Renovated, Midcentury Glass-and-Steel House in New York Asks $2.45M
Designed by Roy O. Allen, the Woodward Residence in Westchester County, New York, offers the chance to own a restored...
Mid-Century Textile Design
Among the vintage interior design trends, the mid-century modern designs of the 1950s are holding fast.
Mid-Century Remastered
Bernhardt Design revives Charles Pollock’s long-dormant career with the release of a timeless new lounge chair.
Ever Wanted to Stay in a Midcentury House Designed by Pierre Koenig?
Spend the night in an iconic L.A. house designed by Pierre Koenig in 1954 that's been carefully restored.
Experience Cape Cod Modern by Staying at the Midcentury Weidlinger House
Taking cues from his illustrious friend and neighbor Marcel Breuer, engineer Paul Weidlinger designed a summer house on the edge...
The Skyward House
Dwelling in a tiny Tokyo apartment for decades, the school teacher had dreamed of a vegetable and flower garden with a little...
131-Day House
Architect Jayna Cooper had never designed a house before, much less played general contractor, when she broke ground on her new...
Sliding House
If ever there were evidence that architectural innovation knows no limits, the Sliding House by London-based de Rijke, Marsh and...
Houses of the Holy
For men of the cloth, architecture has always been one earthly delight they've been encouraged to indulge.
Ecofabulous House
Each year, Dwell on Design partners with Ecofabulous to design and decorate a fully-appointed residence that epitomizes...
Engraved House
As artist Christopher Griffin and aesthetician Oresta Korbutiak prepared to renovate their live-work space in Ottawa, the couple...
The Jungle House
Midcentury Mashup: A 1950s Ranch House in Chicago Gets a Palm Springs-Style Butterfly Roof
A couple budgets carefully while renovating a split-level house on Chicago’s Near North Side.
Hobby House
Retirement often offers couples more time together, but when René Menten and Mikey Bienkens left the working world, they built a...
House Keeper
Today the Iconic Houses website, a new resource for travelers and fans of 20th-century houses, goes live.
Unforgettable Midcentury Homes by Modern Masters
These midcentury modern homes showcase the design of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Gwathmey, Willis & Lillian Leenhouts, and more.
A Glimpse Into a Remodeled Midcentury Abode in Austin
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.

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