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.

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.
Before & After: An Austin Midcentury Home Gets a Roof-Raising Renovation
This midcentury home received a light-filled renovation that celebrates the period in which it was originally constructed.
16 Best Midcentury Renovations in Austin Celebrating Their Retro Roots
These clever interventions keep Austin weird—in the best way.
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...
How to Update a Midcentury Modern Gem
Midcentury completists score the ultimate catch: a 1959 post-and-beam fixer-upper in which to showcase their sprawling furniture...
A Dark Midcentury Becomes a Luminous Gem
A dated midcentury dwelling in Santa Barbara is transformed into a bright, airy abode—perfectly suited for contemporary living.
A Midcentury Gem in Utah Is Listed For $550K
Nestled in the mountains of Ogden, Utah, this impeccably renovated midcentury home is on the market.
A Midcentury Gem by a Famed Indiana Architect Offered at $450K
Built in 1958, the alluring Indianapolis property features expansive walls of glass, soaring ceilings, and walnut casework.
Composer Paul Buckmaster's Midcentury Gem Asks $1.39M
The luminous home of late composer Paul Buckmaster—whose arrangements were instrumental to artists like David Bowie, Elton John,...
A Restored Midcentury Gem by Marcel Breuer Asks $1.47M
Based on a showhouse Breuer designed for the Museum of Modern Art, this revived 1950 abode sits on a secluded, four-acre lot in...
A Midcentury Schindler Gem With a Writer's Studio Asks $2.3M
Built in 1946, this sculptural home for sale in Studio City celebrates the work of Rudolph Schindler, the seminal architect who...
A Circular Midcentury Gem in Florida Hits the Market at $1M
Sited on a private compound that features three lots, beautiful gardens, and a heated pool, this updated midcentury is now up for...
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 Midcentury Masterpiece Apartment in Austin Asks $770K
Unit No. 3 in the Harwell Harris–designed Cranfill Apartments still shines from a mid-2000s restoration by Alterstudio and Mell...
An Austin Midcentury Welcomes a Discreet Home Office Addition
From the outside, you would never know this flexible working/entertaining space even exists.
Own an Iconic Midcentury in Austin For Just Under $500K
Recognized as a National Historic Landmark, this second unit in an architecturally significant triplex features 858 square feet...
A New Book Celebrates a Texas Midcentury Gem—and the Trailblazing Architect Who Designed It
In 1952, John Saunders Chase became the first African American to graduate with an architecture degree in Texas.
25 Memorable Midcentury Modern Kitchen Renovations
We love a good midcentury renovation all the more when stellar kitchen updates are involved.
50 Best Midcentury Home Renovations That Honor Their Roots
Saved from demolition, stripped of awkward alterations, and faithfully restored, these rehabbed homes prove how timeless...
21 Midcentury Renovations in Portland That Maintain Their Northwest Charm
Take a look at these midcentury beauties that have been outfitted for modern convenience and comfort.