10 Mid-Century Modern Homes By Famous Architects You Can’t Miss
These 10 mid-century modern homes are here to make your time worthwhile. Because the best things are left unsaid, the gallery we’re about to present is just as magnificent as the history behind the mid-century style and the houses themselves. With plenty in store to drag your inspirational muse out of its corner, we have just the right selection of mid-century modern houses by famous architects you can’t afford to lose. Join us on this amazing trip!
Built-in 1926 by architect Rudolph M. Schindler and located in Newport Beach, California. The third residence of R.M. Schindler designed for Philip Lovel was built on five amazing columns that have amazing views to the ocean side. It’s also a response to seismic considerations and a piece of art when it comes to the detailing of the home.
Built-in 1937 by architect Walter Gropius this mid-century modern home is located in Lincoln, Massachusetts. This family home has all the key details to make a lasting impression. With ribbon windows and white surfaces that express the Bauhaus movement, it doesn’t let the regional influences out of the picture.
Built-in 1949 by the architect Philip Johnson this beautiful home is located in New Canaan, Connecticut. Influenced by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth. The Glass House was one of the structures that the architect designed on his New Canaan estate. While many of his buildings embody other styles this one is explicitly and unabashedly modern style.
Built-in 1951 by the amazing Ludwig Mies van der Rohe this magnificent home is located in Plano, Illinois. One of the last residential commission of the architect, this house claims the clear motto of its founder “Less is more.”
Built-in 1939 by the architect Alvar Aalto this nature claimed home is located in Noormarkku, Finland. The architect from Finland had all the creative space when it had this home in hand. A mix of the Finnish style and the modern aesthetic the L-shaped house has all the delicacy and detail to a modern family.
Built-in 1931 by the architect Le Corbusier, this modern home design is located in Poissy, France. A weekend home near Paris for Pierre and Emilie Savoye, it has become one of the modern architectures’ key icons. Encapsulating the architects five points, this is just what you might have in sight when buying your next home.
Frederick C. Robie House
Built-in 1909 by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this amazing brick walled home is located in Chicago. A genius when it comes to the art of architecture, the architecture was almost in the search of perfection and the Robie House can be seen as “the apotheosis of his Prairie style, which he started to develop in the early 1890s and abandoned in favor of his democratic, Usonian designs. “
Built-in 1924, by Gerrit Rietveld this aesthetically pleasant house is located in Utrecht, Netherlands. ” At first glance, Gerrit Rietveld’s design for Schröder House is like a painting come to life. Traditional ideas of construction and enclosure, outside and inside, don’t appear; in their place are lines, planes and splashes of color. “
Eames House, Case Study House No. 8
Built-in 1949 by the architects Charles and Ray Eames this in tune with nature synced house is located in Pacific Palisades, California. “Although this house/studio for designers Charles and Ray Eames is simply two rectangular volumes made of off-the-shelf steel structures and windows, it is a colorful expression of their design sensibility and a suitable backdrop for their collections and creations. It is also sensitively merged into the sloping site, showing that the house is as much about place as about universal modern ideals.”
Made by Greene and Greene in 1908 this Pasadena, California is a masterpiece when it comes to the Greene brothers’ synthesis of styles – art nouveau, Japanese timber construction, arts and crafts. “Many people are familiar with the house from the film Back to the Future, as its exterior served as Doc’s mansion (the interiors were filmed at a different Green and Greene house), but it deserves to be known by everybody on the merits of its well-crafted wood architecture, inside and out.”
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