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148,015 Midcentury Modern Home Design Ideas

Midcentury modern homes are modern houses from the 1950s and 1960s. Frequently referred to as both midcentury and midcentury modern, this well-recognized style includes Eichler ranches and split-level homes. Midcentury architecture has long and low rooflines, large windows, entry courtyards and an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living. Midcentury decor is easy to recognize — iconic furniture, pop art, geometric shapes and bright colors make the space feel retro and vintage.

Mid-sized 1950s master brown tile and porcelain tile pebble tile floor bathroom photo in Los Angeles with beige walls

Tom Bonner Photography
Mid-sized 1950s master brown tile and porcelain tile pebble tile floor bathroom photo in Los Angeles with beige walls
Privacy window to outdoors by the tub. - vtinney

Inspiration for a large 1960s open concept light wood floor and beige floor family room remodel in Austin with white walls

photo credit Matthew Niemann
Inspiration for a large 1960s open concept light wood floor and beige floor family room remodel in Austin with white walls
Really like this built-in shelving - ece2010

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

1950s formal and open concept living room photo in Los Angeles with black walls, a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace and no tv

1950s formal and open concept living room photo in Los Angeles with black walls, a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace and no tv
dont like the brick but like the black and the white stone by floor - lisa_utley4

1960s multicolored tile and subway tile white floor bathroom photo in Seattle with blue walls

Kayleen Michelle
1960s multicolored tile and subway tile white floor bathroom photo in Seattle with blue walls
love the colors. nice toilet separation wall. - bunnkee

1960s guest bedroom photo in Minneapolis with blue walls

Architect: Sala Architects | Builder: Merdan Custom Builders Inc. | Photography: Spacecrafting
1960s guest bedroom photo in Minneapolis with blue walls
The way books can brighten up dark shelves - laura_mcneal91

Large midcentury modern formal dark wood floor living room photo in San Francisco with a standard fireplace, a tile fireplace, no tv and gray walls

Large midcentury modern formal dark wood floor living room photo in San Francisco with a standard fireplace, a tile fireplace, no tv and gray walls
Clean lines, low profile furniture, traditional (old house) layout. CEILING LIGHT! - kdauriac

Inspiration for a 1960s light wood floor and beige floor wet bar remodel in Phoenix with an undermount sink, open cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets and white countertops

Photography: Ryan Garvin
Inspiration for a 1960s light wood floor and beige floor wet bar remodel in Phoenix with an undermount sink, open cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets and white countertops
Love the built in fridge. We would make that a wine fridge, as we have the ice maker across the room. - griffinrmyersmd

Example of a mid-sized midcentury modern medium tone wood floor and brown floor kitchen/dining room combo design in DC Metro with white walls

Styling the dining room mid-century in furniture and chandelier really added the "different" elements the homeowners were looking for. The new pattern in the run tied in to the kitchen without being too matchy matchy.
کنسول و پایه اش، به همراه میز - mehdi_tahmasbifard

Example of a mid-sized 1950s l-shaped medium tone wood floor and brown floor open concept kitchen design in Seattle with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, multicolored backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops

Winner of the 2018 Tour of Homes Best Remodel, this whole house re-design of a 1963 Bennet & Johnson mid-century raised ranch home is a beautiful example of the magic we can weave through the application of more sustainable modern design principles to existing spaces. We worked closely with our client on extensive updates to create a modernized MCM gem. Extensive alterations include: - a completely redesigned floor plan to promote a more intuitive flow throughout - vaulted the ceilings over the great room to create an amazing entrance and feeling of inspired openness - redesigned entry and driveway to be more inviting and welcoming as well as to experientially set the mid-century modern stage - the removal of a visually disruptive load bearing central wall and chimney system that formerly partitioned the homes’ entry, dining, kitchen and living rooms from each other - added clerestory windows above the new kitchen to accentuate the new vaulted ceiling line and create a greater visual continuation of indoor to outdoor space - drastically increased the access to natural light by increasing window sizes and opening up the floor plan - placed natural wood elements throughout to provide a calming palette and cohesive Pacific Northwest feel - incorporated Universal Design principles to make the home Aging In Place ready with wide hallways and accessible spaces, including single-floor living if needed - moved and completely redesigned the stairway to work for the home’s occupants and be a part of the cohesive design aesthetic - mixed custom tile layouts with more traditional tiling to create fun and playful visual experiences - custom designed and sourced MCM specific elements such as the entry screen, cabinetry and lighting - development of the downstairs for potential future use by an assisted living caretaker - energy efficiency upgrades seamlessly woven in with much improved insulation, ductless mini splits and solar gain
Lights and open kitchen with windows - webuser_765700197627321040

Kitchen - small midcentury modern u-shaped medium tone wood floor kitchen idea in Dallas with a single-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, quartz countertops, white countertops, window backsplash and stainless steel appliances

Kitchen - small midcentury modern u-shaped medium tone wood floor kitchen idea in Dallas with a single-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, quartz countertops, white countertops, window backsplash and stainless steel appliances
Good size kitchen we a good view. - mpinilis

Mid-sized 1960s light wood floor kitchen/dining room combo photo in Boston with white walls

Photo: Kyle Caldwell
Mid-sized 1960s light wood floor kitchen/dining room combo photo in Boston with white walls
good combo of table finish & white chair - psneel

Example of a 1950s formal black floor living room design in San Francisco with gray walls, a wood stove, a metal fireplace and no tv

http://www.eichlernetwork.com/article/eichler-x-100-full-bloom
fireplace with skylight on each side = one solution to main floor fireplace question - jtowers16

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

Example of a midcentury modern brown floor and dark wood floor great room design in San Francisco with brown walls

Kathryn MacDonald Photography
Example of a midcentury modern brown floor and dark wood floor great room design in San Francisco with brown walls

Living room - midcentury modern open concept and formal medium tone wood floor living room idea in San Francisco with white walls and a standard fireplace

Another shot of the living room. Photos by Peter Lyons
Living room - midcentury modern open concept and formal medium tone wood floor living room idea in San Francisco with white walls and a standard fireplace
White cabinetry with wood shelving - karenzoras

Inspiration for a midcentury modern concrete floor and gray floor great room remodel in Los Angeles with white walls

Inspiration for a midcentury modern concrete floor and gray floor great room remodel in Los Angeles with white walls

Midcentury modern white floor living room photo in San Francisco with brown walls

Midcentury modern white floor living room photo in San Francisco with brown walls
The bookshelf but the single chair is also great - makeda_marshall

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