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The 10 best midcentury modern homes of 2017


Located in Grandville, a suburb of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this 1958 gem boasts walls of glass and ... who was known for designing homes for stars like Shirley Temple and Barbara Stanwyck. The 2,500-square-foot three-bedroom perches atop the Fire Mountain ...


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menu more-arrow no yes Log In or Sign Up Log In Sign Up Cities Topics Handbook Shopping Guide More Cities Atlanta Austin Boston Chicago Detroit Hamptons Los Angeles Miami New Orleans New York Philadelphia San Francisco Seattle Washington DC Topics Architecture Interior Design Tiny Homes Prefab Home Tech House Calls For Sale Longform Maps Handbook Shopping Guide ? Midcentury Modern The 10 best midcentury modern homes of 2017 New, 1 comment Midcentury modern homes never go out of style By Lauren Ro@blauring Dec 20, 2017, 5:31pm EST tweet share pin The DeSilver House in New Canaan, Connecticut, was designed in 1961 by Harrison DeSilver and John Black Lee. Photo by Michael Biondo No matter the year, midcentury modern homes never seem to go out of styleIn 2017, we saw a wealth of these architectural gems all over the country, from extremely reasonably priced fixer-uppers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to over-the-top time capsules in Southern California Whether your tastes skew desert modernism or lakefront views, there’s something for everyoneSome even come with far-out amenities, like an indoor fountain, a scotch-and-music room, and tiki barWithout further ado, here are 10 incredible midcentury modern homes that came on the market this year 1A jewel box in San Diego by a Case Study architect Photo by Darren Bradley Case Study architect Craig Ellwood designed this San Diego bungalow in 1953Since then, the three-bedroom has since undergone a complete transformation that has returned the home to its intended state after years of modifications and wear. 2A Marvelous midcentury in New Canaan, Connecticut Photos by Michael Biondo The 2,048-square-foot DeSilver House on Chichester Road in New Canaan, Connecticut, was designed in 1961 by Harrison DeSilver and John Black Lee, who was often considered the sixth member of the Harvard FiveLargely preserved with just a few updates, the home is characterized by a 6-foot-by-6-foot modular prefab system and is accessed by a floating wood bridge. 3A ’50s trailer home in Palm Springs Photos via Zillow As darling as they come, this converted 1950s trailer caused quite a sensation when it first came on the market back in FebruaryThough the listing claims that the one-bed-two-bath measures just 480 square feet, we’re convinced that this Palm Springs treasure appears larger, especially since it comes with a carport and laundry room 4An untouched masterpiece in Knoxville Photos by Nathan Blewett of Positive Perceptions Simply gorgeous, this 1959 number was designed by local architect Bruce McCarty for him and his family and went on the market for the first time ever this springConsidered his personal midcentury masterpiece, the tri-level three-bedroom is built on a 10-foot structural grid in which all the columns and beams are set in a 10-foot module. 5The Michigan glass bungalow that was basically a steal Photos by Rian Morgan Located in Grandville, a suburb of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this 1958 gem boasts walls of glass and open spaces, which make its 1,453-square-foot interiors feel larger than they areOriginally listed at $159,000, the three bedroom-one-bath might just have been the deal of the year 6A split-level in Wisconsin with a “scotch and music” room Photos by David Erickson Another competitively priced midcentury of 2017 was this 1953 John Randal McDonald design in Racine, Wisconsin (built for his own growing family)The 2,600-square-footer boasts three bedrooms over three stacked levels that includes built-in furniture, an indoor fountain, and a charming “scotch and music room.” 7A ’60s (partial) A-frame in Northern California A-frames are all the rage, but when one takes the form of a midcentury abode—even betterAlthough technically not a true A-frame house, this 1960 Bay Area bae features soaring, vaulted spaces characterized by stained-glass detailing, as well as sweeping views of Oakland 8A floating accordion roof tops this Salt Lake City morsel Photos by Jed Pearson /Mouve Media courtesy of Mony Ty A floating accordion roof is just the icing on this delectable 1965 morsel in Salt Lake City, UtahDesigned by Larry JRowsell, the 2,828-square-foot three-bedroom time capsule boasts a plethora of original details like brick walls, vaulted tongue-and-groove ceilings, and glass-pebbled cabinetry in the kitchenIt was originally listed for $649,000 9A Disney animator’s former home in Southern California Photos via Estately This lovely 1949 La Cañada Flintridge residence was originally designed by architect Theodore Criley, Jrand landscape architect Garrett Eckbo for Frank Thomas, one of Walt Disney’s own “Nine Old Men,” a group of the company’s core animatorsThe 3,500-square-foot four-bedroom was listed for $3.23 million 10A ’60s jewel in San Diego by pioneering female architect Edla Muir Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty This elegant 1960 home was designed by pioneering female architect Edla Muir, who was known for designing homes for stars like Shirley Temple and Barbara StanwyckThe 2,500-square-foot three-bedroom perches atop the Fire Mountain neighborhood of Oceanside in Southern California and features an infinity pool and spa and a “270-degree” view of the Pacific ocean and city below Bonus: A rare Eichler with a double A-frame atrium Photos via Mark Easterday This 1960 Claude Oakland Architects Double A-Frame Atrium model Eichler in Synnyvale, California, is a showstopperJust look at the thing Next Up In Midcentury Modern Impeccably restored midcentury gem is available to rent Why the world is obsessed with midcentury modern design Midcentury modern home gets bright makeover, asks $1.5M 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