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Midcentury Homes 62 Ideabooks

Eight years ago Robert and Amanda Nathan added 900 square feet to their 1950s home in Portland, Oregon, reorienting the living room and adding a couple of bedrooms and a bathroom. “We generated ideas old-school, from magazines and books, and simply clipped them out,” says Robert. It was hard collecting ideas that way,...
My Houzz: A ‘Whimsical Museum Gallery’ in Texas
Librarian Megan Charters is always on the hunt for unique vintage home decor. Her tendency to hunt for treasures is so well known that even friends and family have begun scouring thrift shops, garage sales and auction houses on her behalf. Charters’...
Houzz Tour: Bringing Out the Midcentury in San Francisco
Renters often face challenges. Many of them want to update their apartments or houses to make them feel more personal, but they can’t because, well, you just don’t go knocking...
Houzz Tour: Addicted to Iconic Furniture in Houston
At first glance this Houston studio appears to have every “cool home on a design blog” box checked: small space, midcentury furniture (the good kind) and looking like somehow everything fell into place in an effortless, perfectly cluttered way. But...
Houzz Tour: Making Midcentury Modern Work for Modern Times
Though their ranch house was built in the 1950s, it was not a good showcase for this Atlanta couple’s love of all things midcentury modern. The rooms were cut off from one another, making the home feel dark, and there was no access to the basement from...
More Room Makes an Eichler Even More Livable
Architect John Klopf knows Joseph Eichler’s work well. Having worked on more than 50 remodels of homes by the midcentury...
Houzz Tour: Preserving an Untouched Hollingsworth Gem
Sixty years is a long time for a house to go without some remodel love. That’s what a Vancouver lawyer faced when she excitedly snatched up this angular midcentury modern gem designed by notable local architect Fred Hollingsworth. The...
My Houzz: Sleekness and Soft Touches in a Midcentury Home
San Francisco architect Seth Brookshire of Porro Design was thrilled to find his midcentury dream home in the city. The only problem: The architectural gem...
Houzz Tour: A Marinwood Eichler Evolves
Stephen Shoup entered architecture school as a devotee of Craftsman style, but when he left University of California, Berkeley, he had evolved into a modernist. He went on to found building...
Houzz Tour: An Eichler Remodel Spawns a Design Career
Sometimes you don’t know what you want until it’s right in front of your face. Pamela Lin and her husband, Erwin Tam, had set out looking for a run-of-the-mill, contemporary cookie cutter home with two stories that they could move into without much...
Houzz Tour: An Eichler's Interior Gets a Major Overhaul
With floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding glass doors and open floor plans, the homes designed by developer-builder Joseph Eichler are icons of...
My Houzz: Two Decades Hone a Ju-Nel Home to Perfection
Rick Hibbs believes that great homes are not about shelter or storage, but about creating opportunities for great experiences. Guided by this sentiment, Rick, an architect, and his wife, Susan, patiently spent two decades renovating their...
My Houzz: A Paean to the 1950s and '60s in Pennsylvania
Call it kismet. Call it a pipe dream come true. Matthew and Bobbie Fisher fell in love with a renovated midcentury modern house designed by architect Irwin Stein. But it was so out of their price range that they stayed put and kept house hunting....
My Houzz: Palm Springs Inspiration in Dallas
First-time homeowners Greg and Chantal Hickman are familiar with makeovers. He's a personal stylist at Nordstrom; she's a makeup artist. The couple pulled from their design prowess to give their dated 1961 home in East Dallas a hands-on transformation....
My Houzz: Mod Chic for a Midcentury Riverfront Home
“With floor-to-ceiling windows facing the river, the house had me at hello," says Courtnay Cousino. She grew up near Ohio's Maumee river as a kid and had dreamed of giving her 5-year-old daughter, London, the same experience. Her 1950s riverfront home...
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