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 Renovation Elevates This Humble Ranch Among its Iconic Midcentury Neighbors
An architect immersed in the history of California modernism restored a nondescript Los Angeles ranch house bordering a...
An Optometrist’s Midcentury Ranch House in Montreal Gets a Clear-Sighted Renovation
A client with an eye for clean design brings on la Shed Architecture for a razor-sharp revival of his ’50s residence.
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...
A Midcentury Home Renovation Celebrates Its Striking, Open-Truss Ceiling
Designed by a little-known architect in 1949, the now streamlined home honors its original bones.
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...
Before & After: A Radiant Renovation Opens a Portland Midcentury to Its Forested Lot
Risa Boyer Architecture revitalizes a 1955 home with fresh interiors and a covered patio for lounging in every season, rain or...
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.
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...
10 Midcentury Modern Headboards to Elevate Your Bedroom
Make a real statement with a midcentury modern headboard.
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...
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.
Own an Iconic Midcentury in New Canaan For $1.55M
Just 45 miles from Manhattan, the midcentury enclave of New Canaan, Connecticut, includes Philip Johnson's iconic Glass House, as...
Own This Iconic Midcentury by Charles Haertling For $5.75M
Embedded into a dramatic rock outcropping, this midcentury-modern masterpiece is one of the most recognizable homes in Boulder.
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 Midcentury Ranch Home Is Totally Transformed in Seattle
After being buried under layers of haphazard renovations, a 1959 Seattle ranch finally reaches its maximum potential.
A Midcentury California Ranch by Cliff May Is Listed For $720K
With four outdoor living spaces, this prefab Cliff May abode is perfect for large-scale entertaining.
A Chicago Renovation Taps Into its Attic to Almost Double its Square Footage
Careful craftsmanship, spiral stairs, and an airy catwalk help define this Second City architect's home.
This Renovated Sea Ranch Retreat Is an Absolute Must-See
A couple enlist Butler Armsden Architects and Leverone Design to reimagine their home as a multigenerational meeting point.
Once a Humble 1960s Ranch, This Modern Floridian Oasis Is Now Available For $3.9M
Borrowing the Norwegian word for “beach house,” Sweet Sparkman Architects's Strandhus fits right in with its Sarasota Modern...
Asking $2.7M, This Striking West Hollywood Home Defies Its McMansion Neighbors
The two-level dwelling by architect and owner Paul Harrison blends industrial and farmhouse vernaculars, and features a...