Six Features That Make a Home Mid
Photograph courtesy Susan RissoverNationwide, Mid-Century Modern homes are making a major real estate comeback.Unfortunately, the style fell out of favor for several decades when home buyer tastes shifted toward transitional architecture, combining open floor plans with more square footage and more traditional architectural features.But design is cyclical, and Mid-Century Modern is once again having a moment.Six Elements of a Mid-Century Modern Home1.Creative fireplace designThanks to the open floor plan concept, fireplaces in MCM homes often bridged more than one living space.
The Mid-Century Modern House Style Explained
History of the Mid-Century Modern house styleMid-Century Modern defines the period of design from about the mid-1940s through the mid-1960s.Great rooms, popular in new construction or remodels, draw their inspiration from the open floorplans of Mid-Century Modern homes.”Where can you find Mid-Century Modern homes?Distinct styles of Mid-Century Modern homesDuring its initial boom from 1945 to 1969, Mid-Century Modern architecture was divided into three distinct styles:InternationalThis version is inspired by international architects and heavily influenced by the Bauhaus movement.Defining features and characteristics of a Mid-Century Modern house:Functional spacesFunction is the framework and foundation for designing a Mid-Century Modern space.Design tips for a Mid-Century Modern houseThe Mid-Century Modern style represents an iconic time in U.S. history.
This Mid-Century Modern House In North Carolina Received A Fresh
Photography © Keith IssacsArchitecture firm in situ studio have updated a well-loved, 1960’s, low-sloped ranch house in Raleigh, North Carolina, and turned it into a bright and welcoming family home.Before photography by Joseph Amory, After photography © Keith Issacs.Photography © Keith IssacsIn the master bedroom, the white walls continue, while a frosted wall hides a bathroom.Photography © Keith IssacsHere’s a look at the rear of the house that shows the full basement with garage.Photography © Keith Issacs
Please, Don't Paint Your Mid
There are several problems with painting mid-century brick that can be summarized this way:AestheticPainting brick is contrary to the mid-century ideal of honest materials.Mid-Century Brick: the Modernists’ friendNow, lets talk about how many Modernist Masters focused on brick as a key building material.But the most important thing about painted brick might be that …Painting Brick is Bad for your House … StructureWhen you paint brick you seal in moisture.You can update mid-century brick WITHOUT painting itHere are two fabulous examples of design professionals who chose re-vamp their own mid-century brick homes WITHOUT painting over the brick.If you must paint something, don’t paint the brick, paint the siding, trim or fencing next to it!
Need zippy ext paint for our red brick mid-century modern
We're ready to paint and have bought multiple unsuccessful samples.I don't want to paint the brick because of cost and upkeep.The Sherwin Wms color of the brick is about 6341, 6342 with 6318 mortar.We re-roofed with slate-color timberline.The current trim color is approx Ben Moore HC103 and cream underneath the overhang/porches.The interior is Ben Moore and easily viewed through the windows: Ceilings are white dove, walls are 983 and 985.
Midcentury modern Erie home brings the outdoors inside
Midcentury modern Erie home brings the outdoors insideYou won’t find many homes like the one at 330 Hilltop Road in Erie.The large window walls and clerestory windows definitely bring the outdoors inside in this open floor plan.The dining room includes built-ins and the sunroom looks out on the property.The kitchen, located at the center of the house, includes a double oven and service window into the dining room.This level also features a laundry room, half bath, multipurpose rooms and several doors to the outside.
A St. Louis Vintage Store Owner Transforms Her Own Mid Century
BEFORE: The living room features a wall of windows that provide tons of natural light, highlighting the dark-lava-rock fireplace and glimmering copper hood.AFTER: Anna retained the windows, lava-rock cladding, and copper hood but painted the window frames black.On the exterior, two major changes were carried out, including repainting the red brick and the wood paneling.“It’s a bit sacrilegious to paint a brick home here in St Louis, and I’m sure some neighbors aren’t thrilled, but I’m really happy with how it turned out,” admits Anna.When that plan went awry, they went to a local artisan who created and installed a patinated copper cladding with vertical fluting and a starburst pattern around the doorknob: “It turned out amazing,” glows Anna.
Should I paint my Mid Century Modern brick home?
Have to sell my great mid century home and I am stuck between 2 options.OR 2) Should I go all in and paint the brick?The interior fireplace I did a nice taupe-y color and my realtor thought maybe the exterior to match?(Interior red brick/wood panel is before, taupe/white is after).The brick color below is what my realtor suggested to paint exterior, with black/white trim.
Curb appeal for a Red Brick Mid Century Ranch
I recently purchased a wonderfully built 1959 red brick ranch home.I am in desperate need to revamp the street view.I want to make it a stunning Mid Century Marvel!!I'd like it to be affordable yet any suggestions are appreciated!I'm willing to change whatever it takes besides the brick color and roof, as it was just replaced by the previous owners.
A New Mid-Century Modern Inspired House Arrives In This Seattle
There’s a wood-burning fireplace and a covered outdoor living room.The living room has a vaulted tongue and groove cedar ceiling.Photography by Lara SwimmerThe living room shares the open interior with the dining room and the kitchen.Photography by Lara SwimmerOff the living room is the hallway that leads to the bedrooms, bathrooms and laundry room.Photography by Lara SwimmerThe master bedroom has a sloped cedar ceiling and a wide pocket door opens it up to the backyard.
Isadore Shank's Limberg House Demolished
The new owners of the Limberg House had it torn down this month.The tragic end of the Limberg House is symptomatic of the plight of significant mid-century modern houses in Ladue.Shank set the Limberg House into a striking sympathy with its site.Inside, the Limberg House arranged itself around this large portal, but its open living room, later-remodeled kitchen and other spaces retreated from it.Yet the Limberg House was a unique work by one of St. Louisâ€™ master architects from the modern era.
Ranch-o-Rama - Isthmus
The deeper I dug, the more obsessed I became with the potential of mid-century ranch houses.A ranch house “unstacks” these spaces onto a single level and does away with the division between “polite” and personal spaces.The majority of Madison ranch houses are modest, but builders grew more adventurous over time.She and her husband have moved many times for work and they look for mid-century houses when they relocate.Original windows, which can be warped and leaky, can be replaced with modern windows (in a mid-century-friendly style).
18 Stunning Pictures of Mid-Century Modern Home Exteriors
Here are some stunning pictures of mid-century modern home exteriors sure to inspire!18 Stunning Pictures of Mid-Century Modern Home Exteriors#1 Natural SimplicityIf you are surrounded by nature, go for a more natural look with darker colors and wood tones.#13 Timeless Mid-Century ModernWe obviously couldn’t curate a list of stunning mid-century modern home exteriors without including one of our favorite designs.#18 Mid-Century Modern Meets Outdoor OasisAdd a few comfortable chairs around the pool and this mid-century modern turns into an outdoor oasis visible from the home’s living space.With the right elements, you can give your home a mid-century modern vibe even if it technically isn’t a midcentury modern home.
This Midcentury Modern Home in Tarrytown is Versatile Enough for a
But the founder of Jay Corder Architect is not one to back down from a challenging lot.“We had to be very careful with how the house was sited and had more restrictive parameters that limited outdoor space,” he says.“I gravitate toward clean, modern lines and unfussy architecture, and the simple materials lent themselves to a clear color palette,” she says.“It’s made from poured tinted resins that are layered on top of one another.”While outdoor space is limited, the backyard is arguably the star of the home.And even though the family has only lived in the house a short time, they’re already making the most of it.
In Situ Studio revives midcentury modern home in North Carolina
American firm In Situ Studio has overhauled a mid-century modern dwelling in Raleigh, North Carolina, that had been "haphazardly chopped up" over the years."What was originally a clean image of midcentury residential architecture had fallen into disarray," said In Situ Studio, a local firm established in 2010.Red brick was painted blue, and soffits were painted white.The ceiling, including its exposed beams, was painted white, giving the room a light and airy feel."We flipped the stair to open it to the main space of the basement and left it open (no door)."
The Remodel Of This Mid-Century Modern Home Is Filled With Design
Strand Design in collaboration with Str8 Modern, has completed the remodel of a mid-century modern home in Golden Valley, Minnesota.A folding glass wall opens the living room to a wood deck that extends the available living space.Adjacent to the dining room is the kitchen, which enjoys the other side of the fireplace.Tucked away behind a door between the dining room and kitchen is one of the bedrooms.Photos by Spacecrafting Photography | Design: Strand Design in Collaboration with Str8 Modern | Design Team: David McKay, David Strand
Midcentury House Renovation in Boise, Idaho: Before/After
Let’s be honest, many midcentury houses don’t have that sleek Neutra look we all love and aspire to for our houses.Interior designer Jessica Luque calls those houses “midcentury modest”, spot on.Several neighborhoods in Boise that were built in the 1950’s and 60’s accommodate incredible midcentury homes.The remaining, which we call midcentury modest, are mostly ranch style homes.It is an inexpensive material and something that was used quite often in midcentury homes.
Garage door color advice for mid century red brick ranch
Slowly adding mid-century touches to our red brick ranch, beginning with a focal point front door.I know we need to update the trim color, and I'm thinking about dark gray.My question for this group is what to do with the garage door.Is there a contrasting color I could add to the garage door rectangles, or maybe just a lighter or darker shade than the trim?PS - any thoughts on size/location of the house numbers, replacing the lights, or what to do about the odd iron support post is also appreciated!
Lusk Corporation built many great mid-century Tucson homes
Lusk neighborhood homes for sale:Interested in buying or selling a Lusk home?Contact us to go over your needs: [email protected] or 520-975-8956Interactive Map of Lusk neighborhoods in TucsonWhich Lusk neighborhood suits you best?Citation Park is serviced by these TUSD schools: Kellond Elementary, Mansfeld Middle, and Tucson High.Homes for sale in LakesideThe Lusk Corporation also built many homes in other neighborhoods throughout Tucson and Pima County.Are you interested in buying or selling a house in a Lusk neighborhood?
This Renovated Mid Century Modern House Sits On A Plateau Above
Photography by David PapazianStuart Silk Architects together with interior design firm Maison Inc., have recently completed the renovation of a mid-century modern house located on a plateau above Coachella Valley, California, that was originally built in the 1960s.Photography by David PapazianThe home has walls of glass that open to reveal outdoor seating areas with pergolas.Photography by David PapazianOutside, the rear of the house opens to a large yard, with a lawn, a swimming pool, and numerous outdoor living areas.Photography by David PapazianOne of those outdoor living areas incorporates a fireplace into the architecture of the house, while a built-in barbecue sits on the edge of the landscaped garden.Photography by David PapazianThe private patio has a sculpture and a water feature, that both help to create a calming atmosphere.
Midcentury modern home with retro orange kitchen asks $660K
Location: Denver, ColoradoPrice: $659,900Though this 1950s East Denver home has been upgraded, it retains many of the original details of its midcentury modern design—including a retro kitchen that's not to be missed.The orange and yellow cabinets bring a delightful shower of color to the space, which comes with its own eat-in dining area.Other outdoor spaces include the private covered patio off the kitchen, and low-maintenance hardscaping in the front and back yard.Seemingly every wall of the home enjoys views out massive windows and glass doors onto the cozy property.Located at 701 Ivanhoe Street on a block of other charming, low-rise brick homes, it's available for $659,900.
Mid-Century Modern House Renovation
Nestled in a wooded, urban lot, this authentic Mid-Century Modern home underwent an extensive renovation to modernize the surfaces and systems while preserving the charm and essence of the original structure.Honored by the local preservation society, the home now serves as a defining structure for Mid-Century Modern architecture in its region.The owner wanted to preserve as much of the existing wall paneling as possible, so a complete gut was not an option.CollectionsThe home serves as a backdrop to display the owner’s collection of Mid-Century Modern art and artifacts.Due to the extensive windows and limited wall space, display opportunities are limited and had to be creatively integrated into the architecture of the home.
The Story of How Midcentury Modern Came to Farmers Branch
“Nowhere is the striking growth of Dallas County more vividly illustrated than in the once-small town of Farmers Branch,” the Dallas Times Herald observed.A local contractor named Bobbie Gail Ladd built some of those houses in the humble suburb of Farmers Branch.Once back in Farmers Branch, after adjusting to the strangeness of sleeping in my old room, I became newly curious about how all this had happened: the house, the neighborhood, midcentury modern’s short-lived manifestation in Farmers Branch.“Nowhere is the striking growth of Dallas County more vividly illustrated than in the once-small town of Farmers Branch,” the Dallas Times Herald observed.The name was later changed to Farmers Branch to better advertise its crop-friendly soil.
Epitomized by the work of influential California architects Charles and Ray Eames and real estate developer Joseph Eichler, mid-century modern homes took root in Seattle when the city was expanding beyond its core into neighborhoods such as Magnolia, View Ridge and West Seattle.“These houses flow like we live today—less formal, more comfortable, more organic,” Potvin says.“And the beauty of this 60-year-old design is that it lends itself easily to remodels.It doesn’t take much to make a classic midcentury modern home feel contemporary.” As in many cities, these houses are currently in vogue in Seattle.“People will pay a premium for midcentury homes,” says Potvin.
Midcentury time capsule in West Lake Hills wants $1.2M
Okay, this West Lake Hills home isn’t literally a time capsule, of course.And perhaps, unless there’s terrazzo under all that wall-to-wall carpeting, it doesn’t have the wow factor of some midcentury modern homes.Those windows overlook same majestic views over the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, to which the home backs and provides a generous balcony for further viewing.The kitchen is open to the breakfast area and connects to a formal dining room as well.The home is located on a hill overlooking the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve• 1108 Kennan Road, West Lake Hills [KW-Austin Portfolio RealEstate]
Need exterior paint color scheme for mid century modern with red brick
My husband and I can't find the right color scheme for the exterior of our newly purchased mid century modern home with red brick and reddish roof.We don't want to paint the brick because we like the raw natural effect and it's too expensive of an option to keep up with over time.We originally wanted to do a yellow door but because of the brick my husband thinks it will look like McDonalds :)!We thought of using the dark brown for the trim because we are using that color for the beams inside the home.Oh, and we're also planning to paint the garage door to match the body of the house like a lot of Eichler owners do so it's not such an eyesore.
For the first time, Landmark Society honors Mid-century Modern
He asked Mr. DeWitt if he could purchase the cement from his company, but he would not be able to pay him all at once.After looking at the drawings, Mr. DeWitt agreed to the payment plan and Henry’s dream began to become a reality.Within a year, Mr. Kisiel had paid off the money owed to Mr. DeWitt, Genesee Lumber and the bank.Mr. DeWitt agreed as he had honored his previous commitment and supplied him with the cement.Stanley and John Stalytza, of Alden, were the bricklayers and they charged Mr. Kisiel 10 cents a brick for their labor.
Classy 1958 mid-century modern time capsule ranch house in Houston
There’s lots to see thanks to photos courtesy of TK Images, so come on in and take a look, won’t you?Robert replied:The whole real estate market in Houston is red hot right now, but for more unique, interesting properties, it can be a real feeding frenzy!With so many neutral surfaces — wood floor, wood paneling, brick wall — bold furniture like the orange sofa sectional works well in this space.Mega thanks to retro realtor Robert Searcy for sharing this property with us and to TK Images for taking such great photos of the property.Check out our other stories from Robert Searcy and his time capsule listings – you’re gonna love ’em!
Matt Brown has lived in Highland Hills for five years with his young son and daughter.× 2 of 6 Expand Brown has been collecting Midcentury furniture since the 1980s and enjoys displaying it in its natural habitat.× 1 of 6 Expand Jen Anderson and Jim Broyhill have lived in their house for less than a year and were attracted to Highland Hills for its Midcentury architecture.× 6 of 6 Expand Kittle lives simply, with few carefully chosen pieces of furniture and art.Like the Amish, Highland Hills residents pitched in and helped build roofs for their neighbors.
Repeating architectural motifs: A hat trick example from this 1953
This 1953 time capsule house in Mt.), but what really caught our eye is how the architect repeated one architecturaly motif — the pinwheel — three times throughout the house.We love repetition of architectural elements… and we love things in threes.It’s very nice, also, how the trellis is used to add architectural interest to a very long slab o’ otherwise-unadorned brick on the front facade of the house.#2 — The pinwheels are repeated on the front doors, creating an immediate transition from the outdoors, in.
Midcentury masterpiece drops asking price to $1.2M
When last we saw this classic midcentury modern home, designed by and the personal residence of Austin architect Herbert Crume, it was August, and the asking price was $1.4 million.We’re not sure if it ever really left the market, but now it’s popped up in the listings for $1.25 million, a substantially friendlier price if you’re already looking in that range.The 1,920-square-foot home was inspired by the California case-study movement and designed and built in 1953 by Austin architect Herbert Crume for his family.Crume was a University of Texas graduate; he studied in Chicago before joining Austin’s high-profile Fehr and Granger firm, which was responsible for many of Austin’s midcentury gems.The three bedroom, two-bathroom home is sited on nearly three-quarters of an acre in a cul-de-sac located above Shoal Creek, just inside the Allandale neighborhood boundary on West 45th Street.
Mid-century modern home offers fresh and inspiring details in Austin
This mid-century modern home was designed by Baldridge Architects, and built by Acero Construction, located in the Zilker neighborhood of Austin, Texas.Overall, the design is a modern house with a nod to American mid-century architecture.The homeowner’s were responsible for the interior design.While the interior represents a seamless mix of midcentury design from both the East and West Coasts, the exterior is purely Austin.What We Love: The interiors of this home are expansive and cozy, lively and muted — a dream home for those who love mid-century modern architecture.
This Mid-Century Modern Ranch in Beechview was a Gift to a New
It was around that time that cement finisher Edward “Spitz” Caliguire built a house for his new bride, Helen, as a wedding gift.They were married in 1957 and together for almost 54 years.”The Mid-Century Modern ranch is priced at $174,900 (MLS# 1541115, Richard Xander, Berkshire Hathaway, thepreferredrealty.com).Along with a cyclone fence in the front, the home’s property includes several planting beds filled with perennials and flowering bushes.There’s also an original light fixture hanging from a chain.Schools: City of Pittsburgh, including Pittsburgh Obama 6-12, an international studies program just around the corner at Highland Avenue and East Liberty Boulevard.
Midcentury modern style inspired this gleaming new house in Austin
From the turquoise door to masonry walls to the vintage baby blue convertible sitting under the carport, this Austin, Texas, home is pure midcentury modern eye candy—yet, not exactly.The Inglewood Courtyard Residence, designed by Mark Odom Studio, is actually a newly constructed home with a faithful expression of the much-loved style.The homeowner, who also acted as a civil engineer on the project, wanted the house to showcase the best of midcentury architecture.You won’t be surprised to find a low-pitched roof, warm wood trim, and expansive windows looking out to a courtyard.“The intended experience is to feel continuously connected with nature while moving through the house,” says the studio’s founder Mark Odom.
Carefully updated midcentury modern asks $260K in Houston
We also never tire of ogling midcentury real estate, like this cute three-bedroom, two-bath home built in 1962 in Houston, Texas.Located southeast of downtown near the soon-to-open Houston Botanic Garden, the 1,850-square-foot home has been renovated with authenticity in mind.The front dining area boasts terrazzo tile flooring and built-ins across one wall and a doorway that leads to the kitchen and den area.The kitchen blends updates with midcentury flair—the terrazzo tile compliments the retro laminate counters, turquoise sink, and vintage hardware.Other perks include hardwood floors in the bedroom, original vintage tile in the bathrooms, and a master that features a sliding glass door with access to the backyard.
Exterior Updates on a Mid-Century Yellow Brick House
Hello there, I'm hoping you can help us come up with some design ideas for the front of our home.There used to be lots of bushes and statues in front when we purchased it, but we ripped all of those out.Our house is quite long and we do have a 2.5 car garage in the back that is attached to the house.. Also brick.We love the idea of limewashing the brick to brighten it up with a warm white.We also wouldn't be opposed to natural wood, like a warm cedar.