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Midcentury Homes 78 Stories

Even though Kelly Oxford chose to title her humorous New York Times bestselling book Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar, she wanted her midcentury Los Angeles home to be anything but fake. “I knew right away I wanted the house to be true to its design,” she says. Except for “a crazy Gaggenau...
Houzz Tour: 20 Acres, a Train and a Midcentury Gem Fuel a Remodel
While searching for land on a local real estate site in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a husband and wife kept coming across photos of a grim-looking house in a wooded area of the city. They tried avoiding it, but their real estate agent eventually...
Houzz Tour: A Fresh Pacific Northwest Take on Midcentury Modern
“Wanting to spend time in your vacation home even in bad weather — that’s the litmus test,” says interior designer Ian McLeod. These homeowners are so thrilled with the renovation of their 1968 home in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands, they head...
Houzz Tour: Warm, Curvy Modernism in Palm Springs
Warm weather and great golf courses drew Laurie and Les Cooper to Palm Springs, California. The couple also loves midcentury design, so it was only natural that they fell in love with a home built in 1965 by Rick Harrison, an architect known for creating...
Houzz Tour: A Drive in the Country Ends in a Remodel
Gary Leopold had two interests: drives around the Berkshires, in western Massachusetts, and midcentury style. Those subjects intersected in a 1,600-square-foot Cape Cod cottage in Williamstown. The compact home was built in 1949 on a site blessed with...
Houzz Tour: Pools and Martinis Inspire a Palm Springs Remodel
What lures people to Palm Springs, California, a desert where temperatures can top 116 degrees? Oh, probably a cool pool, Frank Sinatra and a few martinis. That’s what designers Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper had in mind when they rehabilitated...
My Houzz: Cool, Creative Midcentury Style
“Our home is a personal extension of how we appreciate art,” says Jose Gomez. “The whole thing is one big art project.” Jose and his wife, Danielle, are founders and owners of the creative production company Shilo....
My Houzz: DIY Efforts Reward a Berkeley Family
Lisa Wong Jackson found her family’s Cliff May–designed home in Berkeley, California, on Craigslist. As is true of so many online finds, it...
Houzz Tour: Opening Up a Midcentury Schreiber Home in Phoenix
After stripping this midcentury Phoenix house of its cabinetry, wood paneling, faucets and other finishes, the homeowner and project manager were stumped. They had a grand vision for the home, built in 1956 by prominent midcentury architects Charles...
My Houzz: Curve Appeal Among the Trees
Scott Wise and Bob Moore’s house is frequently referred to as “the round house,” with its semicircular fan shape and a plunge pool at the center of a radial design. The home was originally designed in 1954 for Saul and Edith Lipkind by Pittsburgh...
Houzz Tour: Pursuing the Good Outdoor Life in Palos Verdes
When Pritzkat & Johnson Architects was updating a 1950s ranch house on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles, they naturally looked to outdoor spaces — the neighborhood enjoys sunshine for three-quarters of the year. They refinished the existing...
Houzz Tour: From Burned Down to Done Up in Las Vegas
Before furniture dealer Ian Anderson decided to buy a burned-down 1960s Las Vegas house, he broke into it with his architect, Craig Sean Palacios. You know, just to check things out. Palacios was skeptical. For one, he...
Houzz Tour: Dialing Back Awkward Additions in Denver
In the land of home remodeling, the actions taken by previous homeowners sometimes make you go, “Huh?” The 1969 Denver home of Tim and Clare Langley-Hawthorne and their 9-year-old twin boys is a fitting example. Multiple additions over...
Houzz Tour: Reinvigorating a Gable Eichler for a Family
Joseph Eichler was a man with a plan who was in the right place at the right time. He was a developer of modern homes in the 1950s and ’60s, and the 11,000 homes of his were created when families were looking for single-family homes outside of cities....
Houzz Tour: Getting to the Bottom of a Midcentury Los Angeles Home
Architects do a lot of second-story additions. But architects Russell Shubin and Robin Donaldson had a head-scratcher with a home in Los Angeles that consisted of only a second story. “It was just one top floor built on a steel frame, and...
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