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.

Midcentury Renovation in Portland Capitalizes on Nature with Seven Doors to the Outside
An interior designer in Portland updates a 1950s home by a celebrated local architect.
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.
Midcentury Renovation in Austin
With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects...
L.A. Renovation Respects Midcentury Bones (While Adding Some Flair)
A couple return their A. Quincy Jones house in Los Angeles to its former glory—and add some soul of their own.
Wood Paneling Loses its Dated Reputation with This Renovation of a 1959 Portland Gem
On a whim, a growing family uproots to Oregon where they find—and remake—the home of their...
An Australian Renovation Gives New Life to Midcentury Style
Take a second look at Nest Architects, an Australian firm featured in our September 2016 renovation issue with this MCM update.
Reinvigorating a Classic Midcentury Home in Portland
Architect Risa Boyer deftly redesigns the interior of this 1950 home to ensure it still feels original.
A Portland Couple Renovate a 1982 RV, Turning It Into Their New Home
When Liz Kamarul first set her eyes on a 1982 Winnebago for sale a few blocks from her home in Portland, Oregon, she saw past the...
Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.
A Designer's Tips For Renovating a Midcentury Modern Interior
Interior designer Jessica Helgerson shares some pointers for tastefully updating a midcentury abode.
A Renovation Elevates This Humble Ranch Among its Iconic Midcentury Neighbors
An architect immersed in the history of California modernism restored a nondescript Los Angeles ranch house bordering a...
A Breezy Midcentury Renovation in the Hollywood Hills
For this 1957 Fickett, a closed off kitchen gets thoughtfully reimagined with the help of Dan Brunn Architecture and Bosch Home...
Nature Nurtured
On the shores of New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu, architects Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie designed a relaxed family home that...
The Nature of Nuance
The Mellin family blurs the lines between work and play in a highly conceptualized home and office remodel that celebrates...
A Mid-Century Modern Home in Southwest Portland
Living in a state that’s saturated with rain for much of the year, Oregonians rightly have an obsession with sunshine.
Back to Nature
A one-of-a-kind house on a Japanese island blurs the indoor-outdoor divide.
The Pace of Portland
When creative director Ben Watson and his partner, painter Claudio Tschopp, relocated from Basel, Switzerland, to Portland,...
Elegantly Renovated, a Midcentury Home in Raleigh Asks $975K
Rescued from disorder and disrepair by In Situ Studio, a revived midcentury abode in Raleigh, North Carolina, is in search of a...
An Eco-Friendly Community Outside of Atlanta Celebrates Nature and Sustainability
Formed around the values of nature, passion, creativity, and community, this sustainably oriented community outside of Atlanta,...
Hillside Mid-Century Home Renovation in Texas
An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated...

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