The Best Midcentury Modern Homes Across America – New York Design Agenda


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The Best Midcentury Modern Homes Across America
The Best Midcentury Modern Homes Across America

The ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s were the most outstanding moments in American architecture. From preserved masterworks to carefully updated time capsules, these homes have one thing in common.

We have put together a collection of the best examples that turn the above statement into simple truth. Take a look.

SEE ALSO: 5 residential projects by famous architects that are changing the face of New York

Midcentury house in Portland with iron colored facade and gold front door

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, with project manager and lead designer Emily Kudsen Leland at the helm, remade a 1950s Portland abode by a celebrated local architect with a crisp paint palette: Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron for the cladding and Venetian Gold for the front door. Landscape design is by Lilyvilla Gardens.

Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors in the master bedroom of a Bel Air ranch-style home

When writer Robin Maguire and her husband, film financier Marc Schaberg, decided to transform a 1950s California ranch into a clean, minimalist home, their main concern was opening it up to the environment. Nestled at the bottom of a valley and facing the Getty Museum, the house embraces its scenic setting with skylights, sliding glass windows, and a garden pool.

Ipe porch renovation

In Menlo Park, California, a retired couple set out to add space and function to their cute but compact 1950s ranch home. They teamed up with Terry & Terry Architecture, who conceptualized an extension that was comprised of two “floating volumes” cohesively woven into the fabric of the existing home.

Modern living room with 620 Chair Programme by Dieter Rams

An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake a dilapidated midcentury gem in Austin into a hillside perch for their family. Dieter Rams’s modular 620 Chair Programme, from the 1960s, takes center stage in their living room.

Living room with Eames Sofa Compact in Bay Area Midcentury Modern renovation by Buttrick Projects.

For Jerome Buttrick of Oakland based Buttrick Projects, the aim of this renovation was simply to update a well-designed midcentury home. Situated on a steeply sloping lot, the home boasts views of the Bay from the comfort of a sheer buttressed living room, a move inspired by the one from the original plan.

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