Editors' Picks: Mid-Century Modern Homes

Our editors highlight new and classic articles; this week, we go back to the future with a tour of restored mid-century modern residences.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

They might not be able to claim the same longevity as Colonial row houses, but when it comes to history, mid-century modern dwellings have it in spades. One need only glance inside a sleekly outfitted 1950s modern dwelling to be instantly transported back to the Mad Men era. To help fuel the trip back in time, we've spotlighted three mid-century restorations that perfectly capture this forward-thinking period: a beautiful Bauhaus rescued from the remnants of a fire, a renowned Modernist architect's family home, and a compact house inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian designs.

The author's 1949 cinder-block Bauhaus home is now fully restored.

The author's 1949 cinder-block Bauhaus home is now fully restored.

A Post-Fire Bauhaus Rehab: Sensing hidden potential through layers of damage, a couple buys and resurrects an original Bauhaus in the wake of a devastating fire.

At Home in the Granger: Deep in the heart of Texas, a pair of homeowners stays true to the ideals of their home’s renowned architect.

Modern Design Motifs: A mid-century house reveals the design sources for a generation of dwellings.

New This Week

Yellow-ware and French tole

Yellow-ware and French tole.

Treen and Tole Ware in Early America: Treen and tole are among the earliest and most authentic of American wares. Both show the evidence of handwork and invention so prized by American collectors.

Ornamenting the Roof: Checking in with makers of finials and filigree, weathervanes, chimney pots, and fancy shapes.

Related Articles

Products of the Week

vintage-doors-sept19

Vintage Doors

Bring beauty and value your home with heirloom-quality REAL wood doors by Vintage Doors. Meticulously handmade by expert craftsmen in your exact size and style—to be loved and respected for generations, just like the olden days. Hand-crafted wood product line includes: screen doors, storm doors, Dutch doors, French doors, louver doors, pantry doors, interior doors, exterior doors, entrance units, three season porch enclosures, pet doors, arch top doors, round top doors, custom doors and more.

crown point kitchen

Crown Point Cabinetry

Crown Point Cabinetry offers custom cabinets for period style kitchens, baths, offices, laundry rooms, home bars and more. Styles include Shaker, Arts & Crafts, Early American, Victorian and Transitional.

1_gallery_custom1

Unico System

A central heating and cooling system using "aspiration" technology to warm and cool homes evenly and quietly with flexible small ducts that weave through ceilings, walls, and even floors.