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.

19 Laudable Midcentury Modern Renovations in Los Angeles
These thoughtful remodels take on the daunting task of preserving the homes’ marvelous midcentury roots.
A Mid-Century Modern Makeover in Los Angeles
Linear sight lines and a game-changing terrace revamp a midcentury home in the Pacific Palisades.
A Neutra Renovation in Los Angeles
Architect Peter Grueneisen of Nonzero Architecture takes on revamping a classic.
A Sustainable Renovation of a Los Angeles Midcentury Channels Its Designers’ Utopian Ideals
The principles of the Wonderland Park community and the owner’s interest in renewable energy inspired this transformation by...
10 Stunning “Before & After” Midcentury Renovations in Los Angeles
Once worse for the wear, these revamped classics shine again under the Southern California sun.
In Los Angeles, a Midcentury Homage Is Capped With a “Floating Roof”
GLUCK+ builds on the language of iconic design with a family home in the Hollywood Hills.
Snag This Los Angeles Midcentury For Just Under $2M
Surrounded by nature, but just minutes from Beverly Hills.
A Los Angeles Renovation Opens Up to Coastal Climes
In the Pacific Palisades neighborhood, a couple turn to architect Ken Ungar for a home that maximizes ocean views and meshes...
A Modern House on a Budget in Los Angeles
Priced out of the modern market and stuck with a fixer-upper that seemed unfixable, a young L.A. lawyer took matters into his own...
A Rock Drummer With an Eye for Modernism Tunes Up a Los Angeles Midcentury
Matt Helders of the Arctic Monkeys has a penchant for throwback film and design; interior designer Corinne Mathern used it to...
Ray Kappe-Designed Multilevel House in Los Angeles
Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe built a multilevel house for his family back in 1967, and the results still resonate today.
7 Preserved Modern Architecture Icons in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Conservancy announced the recipients of its 34th Annual Preservation Awards, and has honored architect and Googie...
In the Silver Lake Section of Los Angeles, a Renovation Takes Advantage of Enviable Views
The view was incredible—the house not so much—but an L.A. couple saw the potential in a hillside fixer-upper.
Modern Lilong House Renovation in Shanghai
Seeking a stronger connection with his adopted city, Edoardo Allegranti revamps a lilong house in China’s bustling municipality.
Renovating a Modern House in a Historic District
What constitutes good modern design in a historic district? Kansas City architecture firm Kem Studio proposes a solution that...
A Marvelous Steel-and-Glass Midcentury Asks $5 Million in Los Angeles
Built by local modernist architect Bernard Zimmerman for celebrity clothier Leland Zeidler, the 4,400-square-foot home features...
A Hilltop Midcentury Home in Los Angeles Asks $1.5 Million
This pristine Woodland Hills property has been exquisitely maintained since 1958.
A Glowing Midcentury by Jack Corey Asks $1.8 Million in Los Angeles
HabHouse meticulously restored the 1954 post-and-beam midcentury, which architect Jack Corey designed for his parents while still...
A Suburban Los Angeles Midcentury With Ample Outdoor Space Asks $1.7 Million
At the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Altadena, California, this four-bedroom 1947 house is a place to live, work, and...
25 Memorable Midcentury Modern Kitchen Renovations
We love a good midcentury renovation all the more when stellar kitchen updates are involved.
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