Midcentury Homes

From preserved masterworks by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and The Harvard Five to carefully updated modern homes, these stories showcase the current conviction that the '40s, '50s, and '60s were revolutionary moments in American architecture. Explore homes that pay homage to a pivotal point in design history.

An Outdoorsy Family’s Bay Area Midcentury Gets an Era-Defying Update
An Outdoorsy Family’s Bay Area Midcentury Gets an Era-Defying Update
Architect Emily Jagoda revives a 1960 residence in Woodside, California, with playful elements geared toward the kids and adults alike.
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This Midcentury Home in Marin Doubles as a Design Lab
Henrybuilt founder and CEO Scott Hudson works with his team to transform a 1961 residence into a company retreat and testing grounds.
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 revive an L.A. classic.
Before & After: A Muddled Midcentury Home in L.A. Gets a Showstopping Makeover
Before & After: A Muddled Midcentury Home in L.A. Gets a Showstopping Makeover
Green carpeting, begone—after a revamp by A1000xBetter, this Studio City dwelling glows with white oak detailing and a whole new flow.
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 smell the roses.
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 in school.
Budget Breakdown: Restored for $364K, a Connecticut Artist’s Midcentury Home Stars Fieldstone Walls
A painstaking renovation by D2 Interieurs brings this 1950s residence—complete with a kidney-shaped pool—back to its retro glory.
A Restored Midcentury by A. Quincy Jones Is for Rent in Los Angeles
Listed for $9,000 per month, the 1960 Calvin House features floor-to-ceiling glazing that connects the main living areas with the rear garden and swimming pool.
Construction Diary: A Stylist and a Photographer Reenvision a 1950s Bungalow
A Los Angeles family shares lessons they learned from renovating during a turbulent year.
Pristine Midcentury Residence in Danville With Multiple Dwelling Units Asks $1.9M
With stunning views over 1.65 acres that are zoned for horses, this home is a nature-lover’s dream.
This 3-Story Residence in New  Zealand Offers Lake Vistas and Exquisite Interiors
This 3-Story Residence in New Zealand Offers Lake Vistas and Exquisite Interiors
A stylish sanctuary awaits the buyer of this sleek, contemporary home in Queenstown, Otago.
Updated Midcentury Home in Washington, DC With an Indoor Pool Asks $3.9M
Built in 1954 by Robert Gurney, this residence is a masterpiece of stone and glass.
A Santa Monica Midcentury by a Late Actor Turned Architect Lists for $3.15 Million
Once home to local architect William Wallace Reid and his wife, Paula, the 1953 residence is a fusion of wood, glass, and stone—with no shortage of outdoor gathering spaces.
Lina Bo Bardi’s Iconic Midcentury in São Paulo Just Reopened With a New Art Exhibition
After closing at the beginning of the pandemic, Casa de Vidro is once again welcoming visitors with a display of wooden works by furniture designer and artist Rodrigo Silveira.
A Bold Circular Home Radiates Outward From Its Futuristic Kitchen
Feldman Architecture reimagines a 1960s residence that hovers over a nature preserve in California’s Bay Area.
Travel Back in Time to William F. Cody’s Now-Razed Desert Modern
Featured in Monacelli’s new book, “Master of the Midcentury: The Architecture of William F. Cody,” the 1963 Shamel Residence was emblematic of postwar Palm Springs.
A 1965 Craig Ellwood Home With an Original Koi Pond Is Restored in Los Angeles
Woods + Dangaran’s exacting restoration of the Moore House captures the spirit of California modernism.
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 shine.
A Midcentury Relic in Perth Gets a Gut Renovation—and the Results Are Stunning
With its modernist, ’60s flair preserved, the coastal family home now features flowing living spaces that combine bespoke built-ins and scintillating textures.
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 Assembledge+.
A Midcentury Home in L.A. Gets a Japandi-Inspired Refresh
Dubbed the Zen Den, this serene home by the creative duo behind Working Holiday Studio is brightened with an infusion of natural light and now serves as the couple’s personal...
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 Palm Springs Midcentury With Hollywood Ties Seeks $4.5M
In addition to vintage terrazzo finishes, the 1961 Morse Residence features a sunken living room that opens to a backyard pool with a swim-up bar.
A Pristine Pasadena Midcentury Hits the Market at $3.4M
The 1956 residence by architect John F. Galbraith was lovingly cared for by its current owner, renowned music producer Christian Karlsson.
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 Vibrant Midcentury-Modern Prefab by Raphael Soriano Seeks $3.3M in L.A.
With floor-to-ceiling windows, colorful interiors, and a sunny backyard pool area, the 1964 Grossman House is the late architect’s first—and only remaining—all-aluminum home.
A Bright, Airy Midcentury in L.A.’s Silver Lake Neighborhood Asks $1.9M
Overlooking the Silver Lake Reservoir, this 1961 home boasts a trove of vintage flair, including custom built-ins, ceilings with exposed beams, and a central fireplace.
Snag This Immaculate Midcentury in West Texas for $380K
As roomy as the state in which it stands, the 1955 residence in Odessa features original details, and more than 4,000 square feet of interior living space.
Budget Breakdown: An Architect Revives a 1963 Cabin in the Californian Sierras for $50K
San Francisco–based couple Tom McElroy and Scott Turco breathe new life into a dated retreat in the forests of Arnold.