Mid Mod Mood: 5 Exemplary Midcentury Modern Homes

With their open floor plans and walls of glass that link interior spaces with the outdoors, these homes are fine examples of a popular, enduring architectural style characterized by clean simplicity, gentle organic and geometric forms, and an integration with nature.

Sleek Southern California Sophistication

Los Angeles, California | John GalichSotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

This four-bedroom residence, surrounded by thriving greenery on a secluded cul-de-sac in the L.A. hills, has been impeccably restored and updated with contemporary amenities while respecting the crisp, clean lines and organic minimalist palette of classic midcentury modern style. The sophisticated interiors feature poured concrete floors, multiple fireplaces, luxurious baths, a chef’s kitchen, and retracting floor-to-ceiling walls of glass that afford enchanting views of the pool, gardens, and city skyline while creating an effortless indoor-outdoor flow.

Artful Living in Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach, California | Jessica CanningMichael CanningNicholas CanningBrian Keck, & Ellen KrausseSotheby’s International Realty – Carmel Rancho Brokerage

Intermittent splashes of color and an inextricable link with the outdoors characterize this sleek four-bedroom home near the Lodge at Pebble Beach, re-envisioned to combine modern luxury with timeless midcentury style. Bathed in light thanks to plentiful skylights and west-facing walls of glass, it is an ideal setting for stylish entertaining, with an easy flow and captivating sunset views. The delightful backyard features an outdoor kitchen, a shady pergola, a sitting area with a gas fire pit, and a wraparound deck with a hot tub.

Paul László–Designed Residence

Houston, Texas | Walter BeringMartha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty 

Designed by the illustrious Paul László, this Old Braeswood home recalls the glamour of midcentury Hollywood, retaining all the desirable elements of its classic style while being updated for the finest contemporary living and entertaining. Hallmarks of the 3,069-square-foot light-flooded interiors include tall ceilings, sleek terrazzo floors, and walls of windows and sliding glass doors that overlook and open to covered and open-air patios, a refreshing pool, an emerald lawn, and spectacular gardens. The property also offers a detached studio apartment for guests.

Hilltop Oasis in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California | Carly MooreSotheby’s International Realty – Santa Barbara Brokerage

The unmistakable lines of midcentury design are on clear display at this striking home surrounded by palm and fruit trees on a hilltop in Santa Barbara. The four-bedroom residence enjoys sweeping views from nearly every room, including the spacious living area, which features an eye-catching period fireplace and floor-to-ceiling glass that blurs the lines between indoors and out. An inviting deck wraps around the home’s swimming pool, which is accompanied by a pool house with a half bath and a kitchenette.

Historic Hamptons Haven

East Hampton, New York | Rebekah C BakerSotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage

Built in the 1960s for artist Hedda Sterne, this iconic home and its two generous barns combine to create a pastoral oasis on 1.36 acres. In addition to an enchanting open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area, the home offers a solarium-like space overlooking the grounds and an airy bedroom with an en suite bath. One barn, dating to the 1900s, served as Sterne’s studio. It includes a covered patio area for appreciating the idyllic property, which will include a new heated saltwater pool.

Whether it’s Mid-Century Modern, Historic, the height of Contemporary design or somewhere in between, discover luxury homes from around the world on sothebysrealty.com

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