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.
10 Stunning “Before & After” Midcentury Renovations in Los Angeles
Once worse for the wear, these revamped classics shine again under the Southern California sun.
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...
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...
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...
25 Memorable Midcentury Modern Kitchen Renovations
We love a good midcentury renovation all the more when stellar kitchen updates are involved.
A Hilltop Midcentury Home in Los Angeles Asks $1.5 Million
This pristine Woodland Hills property has been exquisitely maintained since 1958.
A Designer's Tips For Renovating a Midcentury Modern Interior
Interior designer Jessica Helgerson shares some pointers for tastefully updating a midcentury abode.
A Refined Midcentury Home on a Los Angeles Hilltop Lists for $2M
Built in 1958, the renovated property in Laurel Canyon comes with an impressive rear deck and a detached studio.
A Luminous Midcentury Home and ADU in Los Angeles Ask $3.2M
The Schott House, designed by A. Quincy Jones and respectfully updated by Cory Buckner, hasn’t hit the market in 26 years.
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.
A Los Angeles Midcentury Post-and-Beam Gem Asks $1.7M
Tucked out of sight, the three-bedroom retreat is surrounded by a mahogany-planked forecourt and sweeping canyon views.
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...
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...
This Los Angeles Midcentury Home Is a Live/Work Dream for $1.8M
This breezy, recently updated hillside home is packed with sunny outdoor spaces.
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.
A Thoughtfully Renovated 1920s Home Seeks $1.5M in Los Angeles
Perched on a lush lot that spans nearly half an acre, the four-bedroom residence features multiple outdoor living spaces and a...
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...
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 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...
Raised on Stilts, a $2.5M Midcentury in Los Angeles Captures Beguiling Views
Recently treated to a renovation, this 1962 residence features light-filled living areas, expansive decks, and a flexible bonus...
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.
An Award-Winning Midcentury Residence in Los Angeles County Asks $3.9M
Set in the foothills of La Canada Flintridge, California, this 5,000-square-foot home composed of glass, steel, redwood, and...
A Fresh Dose of Color Livens Up This Midcentury Los Angeles Home
How a highly productive collaboration among a trio of creative Angelenas—and a good dose of Barragán—turned a dark and...
A Midcentury Los Angeles Home With “Spider Leg” Beams Asks $1M
The 1950s home combines poured-in-place concrete walls with a post-and-beam roof.
How to Add a Modern Twist to Any Kitchen Style
It doesn’t always take a full-scale renovation to make a classic kitchen feel more modern.
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...
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 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...
A Los Angeles Midcentury Time Capsule by A. Quincy Jones Lists for $3M
The Richard and Helen Arens House is one of the best surviving examples of the Mutual Housing Association’s postwar experiment.
A Restored Midcentury Home in Los Angeles With a Separate Guest Suite Asks $6.7M
This midcentury-modern gem in Hollywood Hills has been beautifully restored.
This Los Angeles Home is Driven by Automotive Design
The creative force behind Faraday Future’s otherworldly automotive designs takes on a new medium—his own residence.

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