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Midcentury Modern Exterior Home Ideas

Example of a large 1960s gray one-story stucco exterior home design in Austin with a hip roof and a shingle roof

photo credit Matthew Niemann
Example of a large 1960s gray one-story stucco exterior home design in Austin with a hip roof and a shingle roof
Nice entry on rectilinear form. - grecci5

Mid-sized 1960s one-story wood gable roof idea in Seattle

The Lake Forest Park Renovation is a top-to-bottom renovation of a 50's Northwest Contemporary house located 25 miles north of Seattle. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider
Is this what you were thinking of my dear? - sanhilk58

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Mid-sized elegant brown two-story vinyl exterior home photo in DC Metro with a hip roof and a shingle roof

Example of a 1950s multicolored one-story mixed siding gable roof design in San Francisco

Klopf Architecture and Outer space Landscape Architects designed a new warm, modern, open, indoor-outdoor home in Los Altos, California. Inspired by mid-century modern homes but looking for something completely new and custom, the owners, a couple with two children, bought an older ranch style home with the intention of replacing it. Created on a grid, the house is designed to be at rest with differentiated spaces for activities; living, playing, cooking, dining and a piano space. The low-sloping gable roof over the great room brings a grand feeling to the space. The clerestory windows at the high sloping roof make the grand space light and airy. Upon entering the house, an open atrium entry in the middle of the house provides light and nature to the great room. The Heath tile wall at the back of the atrium blocks direct view of the rear yard from the entry door for privacy. The bedrooms, bathrooms, play room and the sitting room are under flat wing-like roofs that balance on either side of the low sloping gable roof of the main space. Large sliding glass panels and pocketing glass doors foster openness to the front and back yards. In the front there is a fenced-in play space connected to the play room, creating an indoor-outdoor play space that could change in use over the years. The play room can also be closed off from the great room with a large pocketing door. In the rear, everything opens up to a deck overlooking a pool where the family can come together outdoors. Wood siding travels from exterior to interior, accentuating the indoor-outdoor nature of the house. Where the exterior siding doesn’t come inside, a palette of white oak floors, white walls, walnut cabinetry, and dark window frames ties all the spaces together to create a uniform feeling and flow throughout the house. The custom cabinetry matches the minimal joinery of the rest of the house, a trim-less, minimal appearance. Wood siding was mitered in the corners, including where siding meets the interior drywall. Wall materials were held up off the floor with a minimal reveal. This tight detailing gives a sense of cleanliness to the house. The garage door of the house is completely flush and of the same material as the garage wall, de-emphasizing the garage door and making the street presentation of the house kinder to the neighborhood. The house is akin to a custom, modern-day Eichler home in many ways. Inspired by mid-century modern homes with today’s materials, approaches, standards, and technologies. The goals were to create an indoor-outdoor home that was energy-efficient, light and flexible for young children to grow. This 3,000 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom new house is located in Los Altos in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, and Chuang-Ming Liu 
Landscape Architect: Outer space Landscape Architects 
Structural Engineer: ZFA Structural Engineers 
Staging: Da Lusso Design 
Photography ©2018 Mariko Reed 
Location: Los Altos, CA
 Year completed: 2017
I like the inside outside connection - lsubramanian

1960s multicolored two-story mixed siding flat roof photo in Denver

1960s multicolored two-story mixed siding flat roof photo in Denver
Great compromise for a mid-century house - webuser_299506896

1950s wood gable roof idea in Grand Rapids

Ashley Avila Photography
1950s wood gable roof idea in Grand Rapids
Color contrast, grey and natural wood - curt_fiore

Midcentury modern gray one-story gable roof idea in Denver

Fully renovated 1969 ranch. New exterior color scheme, and custom designed and built front door made from Mahogany and Maple. All photography by: www.davidlauerphotography.com
Interesting front. Screams 1970 but in a good way - winniecat88

Mid-sized 1960s brown one-story wood exterior home idea in San Francisco with a shed roof

A view of the exterior arrival via a wood bridge over a small stream.
Mid-sized 1960s brown one-story wood exterior home idea in San Francisco with a shed roof
Lighter window frame against darker siding - deanna_laraway

1960s beige one-story exterior home photo in Other with a shed roof

1960s beige one-story exterior home photo in Other with a shed roof
Sidewalk / half wall - carla_aber

Large 1950s white one-story mixed siding exterior home photo in San Francisco

Joe Ercoli Photography
Large 1950s white one-story mixed siding exterior home photo in San Francisco
weird roof line to cover entryway? - shrubery

Inspiration for a timeless exterior home remodel in DC Metro

Example of a 1960s white two-story exterior home design in Sacramento with a hip roof and a shingle roof

Example of a 1960s white two-story exterior home design in Sacramento with a hip roof and a shingle roof
Definitely fits in the neighborhood and houses across street - erincourtney

Example of a 1950s beige two-story brick gable roof design in Dallas

Katie Allen Interiors chose the "Langston" entry system to make a mid-century modern entrance to this White Rock Home Tour home in Dallas, TX.
Example of a 1950s beige two-story brick gable roof design in Dallas
Do a window like this for light thru kitchen to space off kitchen - houstonvintagehomes

1960s white one-story exterior home photo in Los Angeles

1960s white one-story exterior home photo in Los Angeles
like structure and all one level but not one straight line - kiera_vonbesser

Mid-sized 1950s multicolored mixed siding exterior home photo in Seattle with a hip roof and a metal roof

Seattle architect Curtis Gelotte restores life to a dated home.
Mid-sized 1950s multicolored mixed siding exterior home photo in Seattle with a hip roof and a metal roof
One column thicker than other for more modern look - cpitcher99

1960s one-story exterior home photo in Santa Barbara with a metal roof

Ciro Coelho Photography
1960s one-story exterior home photo in Santa Barbara with a metal roof
check out all photos of this house! - jenifer_nesmith

1960s gray one-story exterior home photo in Houston with a hip roof and a metal roof

1960s gray one-story exterior home photo in Houston with a hip roof and a metal roof
Front windows for the living room. Transoms. - carolyn_smith84

Large 1950s beige two-story mixed siding gable roof idea in Los Angeles

The home is motivated by Mid-Century style, but also expresses a sense of California-cool. Photo: Jim Bartsch
Large 1950s beige two-story mixed siding gable roof idea in Los Angeles
Hardscaping and wood beside brick - rosieheiss3

Mid-sized 1960s beige one-story mixed siding gable roof photo in Denver

Mid-sized 1960s beige one-story mixed siding gable roof photo in Denver
Mid mod. Wonder if we could split level or just go up in - lauren_colletti

Example of a mid-sized 1960s blue one-story exterior home design in Baltimore with a hip roof

The shape of the angled porch-roof, sets the tone for a truly modern entryway. This protective covering makes a dramatic statement, as it hovers over the front door. The blue-stone terrace conveys even more interest, as it gradually moves upward, morphing into steps, until it reaches the porch. Porch Detail The multicolored tan stone, used for the risers and retaining walls, is proportionally carried around the base of the house. Horizontal sustainable-fiber cement board replaces the original vertical wood siding, and widens the appearance of the facade. The color scheme — blue-grey siding, cherry-wood door and roof underside, and varied shades of tan and blue stone — is complimented by the crisp-contrasting black accents of the thin-round metal columns, railing, window sashes, and the roof fascia board and gutters. This project is a stunning example of an exterior, that is both asymmetrical and symmetrical. Prior to the renovation, the house had a bland 1970s exterior. Now, it is interesting, unique, and inviting. Photography Credit: Tom Holdsworth Photography Contractor: Owings Brothers Contracting
Really would like this angled roof for front porch. - ksawilliams65

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