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.

A Renovated Harry Gesner–Designed Midcentury in L.A. Wants $9.4M
Designed by visionary architect Harry Gesner and updated by Griffin Enright, this breezy post-and-beam residence boasts upscale...
A Restored Midcentury Jewel by Richard Neutra Hits the Market at $13.5M
Originally built in 1954, the Hammerman House in L.A. underwent a thoughtful renovation by Neutra scholar and architect John...
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 William Krisel's Palm Springs Pod House For $2.5M
Pioneering architect William Krisel's Tipper-Grundt Residence is a futuristic formation of five connected pods.
A Meticulously Updated Midcentury in L.A. Asks $1.49M
This 1954 post-and-beam residence in Glendale, California, has undergone a considered renovation by Levitt Halsey Design and...
A Luminous Palm Springs Midcentury Asks $3.35M
One of the most architecturally significant residences currently on the market, the Koerner House encapsulates desert modernism.
Snag This Midcentury Gem by Marcel Breuer That's Listed For $999K
The David N. Clark House in Orange, Connecticut, could be your chance to live in an iconic residence designed by the Harvard Five...
Devo Co-Founder Gerald Casale Lists His Palm Desert Midcentury For $1.2M
No need to "whip it into shape"—the musician has kept this classic midcentury in great condition.
Richard Neutra's Stunning Loring House Is Listed For $5.6M
Originally designed for famed choreographer Eugene Loring, the Hollywood Hills abode comes with thoughtful additions and a...
You Can Rent a Renovated Studio in Le Corbusier's Famed Cité Radieuse
Designed and built in 1952, Unite d’Habitation in Marseille, France, is one of Le Corbusier’s most iconic and innovative...
Anna Faris Lists Her Midcentury Abode in the Hollywood Hills For $2.5M
Built in 1950, the secluded residence features floor-to-ceiling windows and private gardens.
What You Need to Know About Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian Homes
You’ve heard the term thrown around, but what does it actually mean, and where in the world is...
An Exceptional Midcentury by Case Study Architect Pierre Koenig Hits the Market
A meticulously maintained, architectural time capsule in L.A. is available for the first time since 1960.
An Immaculate Midcentury Abode in San Diego Asks $1.55M
Designed by influential architect William Krisel, the three-bed, two-bath residence promises comfort and style.
A Pristine John Lautner Home in Long Beach Is Available For the First Time
Built in 1951, the Alexander House is a beautifully preserved time capsule that exemplifies Californian midcentury architecture.
A Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Waterfront Masterpiece in Dallas Is Up For Auction
A modern masterpiece which embraces its lush natural surroundings, the Vaughn House is considered to be one of the most...
The Last House Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Hits the Market at $3.25M
Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the Norman Lykes Residence is one of 14 circular homes by the iconic architect.
You Can Now Rent Frank Lloyd Wright's Gloriously Restored Eppstein House
In Kalamazoo County, Michigan, the Usonian design welcomes guests through Airbnb.
What Are Eichler Homes and Why Do People Love Them?
If it's oozing with California midcentury-modern design—complete with wood paneling, gabled ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling glazed...
A Renovated Usonian Gem Shows Off Modern Organic Architecture
Originally built in 1952, the Masson House gets an addition and renovation that honors Frank Lloyd Wright's intent and vision.
A Renovated Hawaiian Beach House From the 1950s Asks $1.79M
Located just steps away from Maui's sandy beaches, this 1950s-era home for sale blends vintage charm with modern sophistication.
Mid-Century Mash-Up
Although postwar California modernism is generally associated with Southern California, the Bay Area’s own tradition has begun in...
What Lies Within America’s First Urban-Renewal Project
High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as some of the...
Community of Vision
A mere eight miles from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Georgian neoclassical plantation home, and just nine miles south of Old...
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...
Spend the Night in an Iconic Case Study House North of San Francisco
Here at Dwell, we can't get enough of the Case Study House Program that helped shape modern architecture as we know it today—and...
Elvis Presley’s Palm Springs Honeymoon Retreat Hits the Market
The King of Rock and Roll moved to the circular abode with Priscilla Presley after their Las Vegas wedding in 1967.
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.
Hole Up in This Quintessential Midcentury Modern Rental in Hollywood
Nestled on a quiet lot in the Hollywood Hills, this laidback post-and-beam home was originally designed by architect Philip...
Swedish Designer Bruno Mathsson’s Home Is a Perfect Midcentury Time Capsule
We travel to Värnamo in southern Sweden for an exclusive tour of the iconic furniture maker and designer’s summer home.

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