147 Exterior Mid Century Building Type House Building Type Design Photos And Ideas

A midcentury property in Palm Springs, California.
The Hammerman House is truly a masterpiece of California Modernism.
Gwathmey had designed many private homes for a long list of exclusive clientele who appreciated his boldly geometric modernist style.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom house has a pool and an open air carport on a fourth-acre lot.
The longtime owner updated the landscaping in 2001 with Wexler's oversight.
Wexler and Harrison's original plan was to create affordable vacation homes for a growing middle class. When this home first went on the market with the others in 1962, it was competitively priced between $13,000 and $17,000.
Clerestory windows add to the clean, modernist vibe.
The wraparound deck provides stellar views and is perfect for entertaining.
“It was great to work from the plans of someone who was a part of the history of architecture,” says Drapszo.
Outside, Eva and landscape designers Rosborough Partners thinned the trees directly surrounding the home. The paint on the steel beams is Extra White by Sherwin-Williams, coated in Duration Exterior Acrylic Latex.
On the exterior, Eva chose to cover the existing yellow brick with Prodema wood paneling installed by GFS Architectural Systems, Inc
Taking an active role in the restoration of a midcentury house she and her husband bought near Chicago in 2013, Eva Kowalow honored the vision of the home’s architect and previous owner, Jack Viks, while updating the structure to fit her style and the needs of her family. The entrance gate, designed by Viks, is original.
This house on La Cuesta Drive is located near Runyon Canyon Hiking Trails.
Its cast-concrete roof slabs evoke any number of desert sights—the fronds of a palm, the faces of stones, even the armored plates of an armadillo.
Last year, Tahquitz Plaza, a business complex Kaptur designed in the 1970s, underwent a restoration, which he helped oversee.
Outsite partnered with Batch on this Venice Beach home to offer a place where locals can shop, live, and work. But considering how much the address can do, not much was changed of its midcentury exterior.
The front door opens to a central atrium, a classic feature of Eichler homes.
The home features a classic post-and-beam flat-roof construction.
A wall of windows lines the rear of the home.
The main house channels a midcentury vibe.
The facade
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Originally designed as a single story residence the home features clean lines and an indoor-outdoor connection.
Set behind a gate and up a private half-acre drive, the home enjoys expansive westward views to the ocean.
The Case Study homes were built between 1945 and 1966 and were commissioned by Arts & Architecture magazine to create inexpensive and replicable model homes to accommodate the residential housing boom in the United States caused by the flood of returning soldiers at the end of World War II.
An exterior view of the International-style home.
An arial view of the property clearly illustrates the five attached pods.
1 1954 post-and-beam midcentury home by architect David Lopez.
The entrance to the house.
Setback from the street, this extremely private one level property has sliders with outdoor access, solar panels, and mountain views from every room.
The large L-shaped estate looks out on a large pool and a luxurious outdoor entertaining area.
When contractor ABO Construction discovered that part of the original roof needed replacing, Delano came up with a butterfly design that suited the home’s midcentury lines.
At nighttime, the house glows as a mid-century modern icon.
Full height, movable glass doors provide the ultimate indoor-outdoor living experience.
A curved concrete block wall conceals one of the three exterior terraces.  Low-slung roofs appear to hover above the landscape.
The exterior of Neely and Kefalides’s house is punctuated with a bright red door.
Each of the four units has a private patio.
The pool at the bottom of the property did not exist when Mcllwee bought the house, even though Lautner had originally planned for it to be there. Mcllwee and Marmol Radziner used Lautner’s original drawings to actually build it. Better late than never.
The main living space is constructed of immense I-profiles, allowing for a full wall of glass with four large sliding doors that open to the backyard.
A guest room and office wing were added to the front of the house. This left the living room roof in tact – a key feature of the original design, and created a front courtyard that define the entry sequence as a unique experience.
The architects felt that a strong vertical addition would draw extra attention to the original house’s strong horizontal character. The tower itself is a reinterpretation of an A-frame from another Strenger house five doors down.
To install Charles Willson’s prefab house, Stillwater Dwellings lifted the structure over an existing barn on the one-acre property. Willson, who is often on the road, wired the house with the latest in smart technology.
The previous residents sheathed the exterior in cedar, which the Citrons loved and decided to keep.
He added floor-to-ceiling windows by Andersen, which allow low winter sunlight to warm the interior in colder months.

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