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Mid Mod Mood: Three Timeless Midcentury Modern Homes

Fine examples of one of history’s most enduring architectural styles, these three homes feature clean simplicity, open floor plans, gentle organic forms and materials, and walls of glass linking their interiors with the outdoors.

Tarzana Treasure

Tarzana, California | Sue WalsmithSotheby’s International Realty – Calabasas Brokerage

This four-bedroom midcentury modern home in Tarzana has been remarkably re-imagined. The iconic elements of midcentury design pervade it, from the custom four-foot-wide entry door to the ash-clad Tesla charging station. Highlights include a well-equipped cook’s kitchen, Fleetwood windows and doors, a patio with a motorized louvered cover, a pool and spa with a Baja ledge, a fire pit with built-in benches, a covered outdoor kitchen, an alfresco grilling area, and a “wellness cabana” with a Nordic sauna, a steam room, and a snow room.

A Piece of Houston History

Houston, Texas | Cindy BurnsMartha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty 

Esteemed architect Karl Kamrath—a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright—constructed this sophisticated midcentury modern residence as his personal five-bedroom home on a secluded hillside above lush wooded ravine. Nearly every space of the 4,691-square-foot floor plan displays midcentury modern’s characteristic dedication to warm, eye-catching wood surfaces, period brickwork, stained-glass, clerestories, and oversized windows and sliding glass doors that blur the lines between indoors and out. Multiple patios were designed for enjoyment of the surrounding gardens.

Montecito Magic

Montecito, California | Richard CheethamSotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage

Offering a rare blend of privacy, serenity, and proximity to hiking trails, parks, restaurants, shops, golf courses, and beaches, this three-bedroom midcentury-inspired ranch home enjoys an enviable location in the foothills of Montecito. The heart of the home is a spacious living area and a well-appointed kitchen, from which the three bedroom suites flow. Nearly every room opens to the bucolic grounds and gardens and the inviting outdoor entertaining areas.

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