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 Midcentury Home Enjoys Views from Every Angle
A new outlook for a Buff, Straub and Hensman gem perched high above Los Angeles.
An L.A. Midcentury Home With Spectacular Views Lists For $3.8M
You can feel the midcentury magic emanating from this gorgeous home.
This Meditative Home in Silicon Valley Offers Garden Views at Every Turn
The flora comes first at a leafy enclave just minutes from downtown Palo Alto.
Rooney Mara Asks $3.45M For a Restored Midcentury Stunner in L.A.
Tucked away in Los Feliz, the steel-and-glass residence of the Academy Award-nominated actress offers breathtaking city views.
The Doors Guitarist Robby Krieger's Restored L.A. Midcentury Asks $14M
Boasting an impressive rock and roll pedigree, this revamped midcentury home in Bel Air is shaped like a hexagon.
Kristen Wiig’s Restored Silver Lake Midcentury Home Asks $5.1M
Perched high in the hills of Silver Lake, this Albert P. Martin-designed midcentury home has returned to the market following a...
Own a Light-Filled L.A. Midcentury Home With Treehouse Vibes For $1.2M
Perched high in the hills of Silver Lake, a beautifully maintained midcentury home with stellar views seeks a new owner.
A Midcentury Eichler in San Mateo Is Turned Into a Functional Family Home
An Eichler just south of San Francisco is carefully renovated in a way that respects the minimalist beauty of the original design.
Four Enormous Glass Doors Turn This Northern California Home Into an Outdoor Pavilion
Overlooking the town of Healdsburg in the wine country of Sonoma County, this astonishing residence uses garage-style doors to...
My House: Kitchy Kitchen’s Claire Thomas Restores an Endlessly Charming L.A. Midcentury
Food blogger and commercial director Claire Thomas honors this Brentwood home’s heartwarming history.
A Midcentury-Inspired Beach Home in L.A. County Asks $8.8M
This spacious Manhattan Beach residence combines midcentury-inspired design with state-of-the-art amenities.
A Renovated Midcentury Home in L.A. With Timeless Details Asks $1.3M
Take a tour of a light-filled, midcentury-modern home in Los Angeles' Silver Lake neighborhood that just hit the market.
Writer Susan Orlean Restores a Schindler Classic in L.A.
A literary couple embrace the quirks of a California modernist. Twice.
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 Sensitively Restored Midcentury House Designed by Pierre Koenig
Designed by Pierre Koenig in 1954, this iconic L.A. house was carefully restored to pay homage to the Koenig's distinctive style.
A 1940s Beach Home Is Restored Into a Gorgeous Clubhouse in L.A.
Sited in a historic Venice Beach Craftsman, Habitas is a new exclusive clubhouse that marries the past with the present.
24 Outdoor Products for Every Kind of Summer Plan
Check out this list of furnishings and accoutrements for the beach, backyard, campground, and beyond.
Before & After: A Creative Couple Update Their Midcentury L.A. Home With Custom Furniture
Matt and Jen Monroe turn a tired 1951 midcentury house in Eagle Rock into a warm, contemporary home where they now live with...
Picture Yourself in This Historic L.A. Midcentury For $2.6M
Designed by acclaimed architect Richard Dorman, this 1959 home is packed with midcentury charm.
A 1958 Midcentury With Stunning L.A. Views Lists For $2.2M
On the market for the first time in 10 years, this classic midcentury home was architect Ray Kappe's first commission.