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 Spirit is Alive and Well in This Hudson Valley Escape
Seeking an escape from bustling city life, a Manhattan couple embarks on a renovation in the verdant Hudson Valley.
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...
A Midcentury Home Keeps the History Alive
With new owners, a locally-renowned midcentury home in Los Angeles begins a fresh chapter.
Disappear Into the Woods in This Hudson Valley Home for $1.2M
Bright, airy, and only a few hours away from Manhattan, this modern woodsy house is the last dwelling available at Hudson Woods.
A Shiny, Postmodern Farmhouse in the Hudson Valley Lists For $1.4M
Evil Twin Brewing founder Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø puts his six-acre estate on the market.
A Couple Builds Their Dream Retreat in the Hudson Valley
Long before a 3,500-square-foot home stood on this secluded 12-acre site, this land was just a favorite campsite for two New...
An Enclave of Modern Cottages in New York's Hudson Valley
At Hudson Woods, architect Drew Lang creates a modern community with a strong local flavor.
An Architect Builds a Two-Family Home to Foster Young Farmers in the Hudson Valley
City dwellers with a passion for produce, Eugene Kwak and Claire Ko share their house and 16 acres with the local agricultural...
In the Hudson Valley, a Minimalist Fence Artfully Contrasts a Renovated Farmhouse
Architect Winka Dubbeldam taps into her days as a sculpture student to create a barrier-breaking wooden partition.
Before & After: A Hudson Valley Farmhouse Masterfully Blends Vintage and Modern
Hendricks Churchill fine-tunes an 1860s farmhouse, balancing traditional charm with contemporary updates.
An Architect’s Barrel-Vaulted Home in the Hudson Valley Treetops Asks $1.45M
The midcentury home in Dobbs Ferry, New York, features arched cedar ceilings built by a Norwegian shipbuilder.
A Kebony Wood-Clad Retreat in the Hudson Valley Pays Homage to Local Farmhouses
Silvernails by Amalgam Studio, comprising a main residence and carriage house, stays true to its agricultural surroundings.
A Passive House and “Sauna Tower” Join a 19th-Century Barn in the Hudson Valley
In New York, architecture and interiors firm BarlisWedlick creates an eclectic compound designed to suit a client with an...
A Minimalist Retreat Rises From Old Stone Walls in Hudson Valley
Perched atop a mountain on over six acres of woods, a young couple's weekend getaway incorporates the old with the new.
A Farmhouse-Inspired Home in the Hudson Valley Taps Into the Power of Prefab
Lake|Flato harnesses prefab design to construct an award-winning weekend retreat in just eight months.
At Her Hudson Valley Studio, Paula Hayes Explores the Intersection of Art and Nature
The landscape artist offers a glimpse into her charming art studio as well as her creative process.
A Couple’s Scenic Getaway Built For Creating and Tinkering in New York’s Hudson Valley
This dual weekend getaway and workshop allows a New York City architect and her husband to recharge and create.
You Can Live Out Your Tiny House Dreams at This Charming Hudson Valley Retreat
Gather Greene’s simple material palette and thoughtful design let Mother Nature shine.
Spirit of the South
With neighboring duplexes supplying rental income, two Knoxville architects patiently—and affordably—craft their dream home.
Escape From New York
It was no exodus, of course, but when Kathleen Triem quit her job at a Manhattan design firm in July 1996, her associates were...