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.
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 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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
Before & After: A 1954 Midcentury in Portland Is Stunningly Revived
Penny Black Interiors deftly updates the midcentury Humphrey House in the West Hills of Portland with standout cabinetry,...
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.
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...
A Designer's Tips For Renovating a Midcentury Modern Interior
Interior designer Jessica Helgerson shares some pointers for tastefully updating a midcentury abode.
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.
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...
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...
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...
A Renovated Midcentury in San Diego Is Sharp and Sustainable
Danish architect Jesper Pedersen reimagines a Lloyd Ruocco midcentury, putting sustainability at the forefront of the...
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...
Own Comedian Adam Carolla’s Renovated L.A. Midcentury For $3.4M
After a thorough renovation, American comedian and podcaster Adam Carolla has listed his Los Angeles family home.
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.