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.
Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.
A Family-Run Operation Refreshes a Portland Midcentury, Now Offered at $899K
A design-minded family team with plentiful carpentry experience gives this 1967 abode a modern update while preserving its...
Reinvigorating a Classic Midcentury Home in Portland
Architect Risa Boyer deftly redesigns the interior of this 1950 home to ensure it still feels original.
An Iconic Portland Midcentury Is Seeking a New Owner For $1.6M
Once home to a famous artist, a historic midcentury is reimagined as an stunning modern-day dwelling.
Before and After: A 1954 Midcentury in Portland Is Stunningly Revived
Penny Black Interiors deftly updates a midcentury home in the West Hills of Portland with standout cabinetry, gorgeous tile, and...
A Renovated, Midcentury Glass-and-Steel House in New York Asks $2M
Designed by Roy O. Allen, the Woodward Residence in Westchester County, New York, offers the chance to own a restored...
Modern Kitchen Renovation with Mid-Century Roots
Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a mid-century kitchen with her 21st-century taste to create a whimsical yet thoughtful new...
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.
Large Windows and Glazed Doors Let This Modern Cabin Mingle With Nature
Nestled at the base of a dramatic rocky butte, a tiny cabin in the woods of Washington blurs the distinction between indoors and...
Nature’s Graces
With the lightness and imagination of origami and the mathematical exactitude of digital design, this open-air chapel invites all...
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...
An Architect's 1958 Midcentury in Tasmania Gets a Graceful Renovation
Designed by architect Edith Emery for her family and built in Sandy Bay in 1958, this midcentury abode receives a deliberate...
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...
Aligned with Nature
When Dominique Gettliffe saw the site his clients had purchased in tiny Crestone, deep in southwest Colorado, he didn’t see...
Back to Nature
A one-of-a-kind house on a Japanese island blurs the indoor-outdoor divide.
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 Applied
As lighting designer Gwen Carlton puts it on her website, her aesthetic is Grimm's Fairy Tales set in 1930s Paris–though nothing...
The Doors Guitarist Robby Krieger's Restored L.A. Midcentury Asks $14M
Boasting an impressive rock and roll pedigree, this revamped midcentury home in Bel Air is shaped like a hexagon.
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.