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Highvale House
Highvale House
Alexandra Buchanan ArchitectureAlexandra Buchanan Architecture
Highvale House sits amongst native gums on a sloping site. Perched on posts to disturb the land as little as possible, this raised position provides vistas through branches to the valley and hills beyond. Wrapped in metal cladding, the house speaks to rural Australian vernacular and reads as a singular element, both sculptural and responsive to the local climate. The plan’s program borrows from traditional Japanese elements, marrying the clients’ cultural heritage with a kind of local regionalism. The program includes a Genkan, Engawa and Washitsu. The plan has a distinct separation between living and sleeping areas linked with a continuous corridor providing light and ventilation throughout. The living areas are characterised by a rich palette of stone and timber offering warmth and richness to the interior. The generous glazed façade with high clerestory windows allows light deep into the width of the plan while providing opportunity to control daylight levels with floor to ceiling drapery offering a softness to the interior palette.
Scottsdale Street - Drone
Scottsdale Street - Drone
Freedom BuiltFreedom Built
Design ideas for a midcentury exterior in Canberra - Queanbeyan.
Front Elevation Planter
Front Elevation Planter
KTR CreationsKTR Creations
Photographed by Laura Condon
This is an example of a large midcentury one-storey white exterior in Perth with a gable roof.
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Midtown Midmod
Midtown Midmod
Hammersmith StructuresHammersmith Structures
This is an example of a midcentury two-storey white exterior in Denver with wood siding, a shed roof and clapboard siding.
Golden Valley Mid-Century Modern
Golden Valley Mid-Century Modern
Strand DesignStrand Design
Midcentury house exterior in Minneapolis with a flat roof.
Brady Lane Remodel Addition
Brady Lane Remodel Addition
Webber + Studio, ArchitectsWebber + Studio, Architects
Paul Bardagjy Photography
Midcentury exterior in Austin.
Strass Residence
Strass Residence
DK StudioDK Studio
Our team of Austin architects transformed a 1950s home into a mid-century modern retreat for this renovation and addition project. The retired couple who owns the house came to us seeking a design that would bring in natural light and accommodate their many hobbies while offering a modern and streamlined design. The original structure featured an awkward floor plan of choppy spaces divided by various step-downs and a central living area that felt dark and closed off from the outside. Our main goal was to bring in natural light and take advantage of the property’s fantastic backyard views of a peaceful creek. We raised interior floors to the same level, eliminating sunken rooms and step-downs to allow for a more open, free-flowing floor plan. To increase natural light, we changed the traditional hip roofline to a more modern single slope with clerestory windows that take advantage of treetop views. Additionally, we added all new windows strategically positioned to frame views of the backyard. A new open-concept kitchen and living area occupy the central home where previously underutilized rooms once sat. The kitchen features an oversized island, quartzite counters, and upper glass cabinets that mirror the clerestory windows of the room. Large sliding doors spill out to a new covered and raised deck that overlooks Shoal Creek and new backyard amenities, like a bocce ball court and paved walkways. Finally, we finished the home's exterior with durable and low-maintenance cement plank siding and a metal roof in a palette of neutral grays and whites. A bright red door creates a warm welcome to this newly renovated Austin home.
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Pearl River - Mid-century modern renovation
Pearl River - Mid-century modern renovation
ROAM ArchitectureROAM Architecture
Updating a modern classic These clients adore their home’s location, nestled within a 2-1/2 acre site largely wooded and abutting a creek and nature preserve. They contacted us with the intent of repairing some exterior and interior issues that were causing deterioration, and needed some assistance with the design and selection of new exterior materials which were in need of replacement. Our new proposed exterior includes new natural wood siding, a stone base, and corrugated metal. New entry doors and new cable rails completed this exterior renovation. Additionally, we assisted these clients resurrect an existing pool cabana structure and detached 2-car garage which had fallen into disrepair. The garage / cabana building was renovated in the same aesthetic as the main house.
Palm Paradiso
Palm Paradiso
Uptown Firm, LLCUptown Firm, LLC
Mid-Century Modern home designed and developed by Gary Crowe!
Large midcentury two-storey white house exterior in Other with concrete fiberboard siding, a shed roof, a shingle roof, a grey roof and clapboard siding.
Forever Ranch
Forever Ranch
Kipnis Architecture + PlanningKipnis Architecture + Planning
This is the renovated design which highlights the vaulted ceiling that projects through to the exterior.
Photo of a small midcentury one-storey grey house exterior in Chicago with concrete fiberboard siding, a hip roof, a shingle roof, a grey roof and clapboard siding.
"Privacy House" - Currently Under Construction
"Privacy House" - Currently Under Construction
Arielle C. Schechter, AIAArielle C. Schechter, AIA
This view is the south side which has a deeply cantilevered roof covering a seating area on the expansive deck. Photo by Keith Isaacs.
Inspiration for a small midcentury one-storey concrete grey house exterior in Raleigh with a flat roof.
Woodside House 2
Woodside House 2
Dotter & Solfjeld Architecture + DesignDotter & Solfjeld Architecture + Design
Inspiration for a large midcentury two-storey blue house exterior in San Francisco with mixed siding, a gable roof and a metal roof.
Rear elevation
Rear elevation
ROTHERS Design/BuildROTHERS Design/Build
Photo by Amoura Productions
Design ideas for a mid-sized midcentury two-storey blue house exterior in Kansas City with mixed siding, a shed roof and a metal roof.
Mid-Century Modern home remodel
Mid-Century Modern home remodel
John Webb Construction and DesignJohn Webb Construction and Design
Here is an architecturally built house from the early 1970's which was brought into the new century during this complete home remodel by adding a garage space, new windows triple pane tilt and turn windows, cedar double front doors, clear cedar siding with clear cedar natural siding accents, clear cedar garage doors, galvanized over sized gutters with chain style downspouts, standing seam metal roof, re-purposed arbor/pergola, professionally landscaped yard, and stained concrete driveway, walkways, and steps.
Highland East House
Highland East House
Colab Architecture & Urban DesignColab Architecture & Urban Design
View at the exterior rear yard courtyard adjacent to the dining room and master suite.
Photo of a midcentury exterior in Portland.
Napa Pool House
Napa Pool House
Bevan + AssociatesBevan + Associates
This Napa Pool House makes going on vacation as easy as stepping outside.
Inspiration for a midcentury one-storey black house exterior in San Francisco with a shed roof.

Midcentury Exterior Design Ideas

Lori & Jim's Mid Century Modern Whole House Renovation
Lori & Jim's Mid Century Modern Whole House Renovation
Americraft, IncAmericraft, Inc
This is an example of a midcentury split-level brick beige house exterior in Chicago.
Palo Alto Eichler Remodel
Palo Alto Eichler Remodel
Klopf ArchitectureKlopf Architecture
Klopf Architecture completely remodeled this once dark Eichler house in Palo Alto creating a more open, bright and functional family home. The reconfigured great room with new full height windows and sliding glass doors blends the indoors with the newly landscaped patio and seating areas outside. The former galley kitchen was relocated and was opened up to have clear sight lines through the great room and out to the patios and yard, including a large island and a beautiful walnut bar countertop with seating. An integrated small front addition was added allowing for a more spacious master bath and hall bath layouts. With the removal of the old brick fireplace, larger sliding glass doors and multiple skylights now flood the home with natural light. The goals were to work within the Eichler style while creating a more open, indoor-outdoor flow and functional spaces, as well as a more efficient building envelope including a well insulated roof, providing solutions that many Eichler homeowners appreciate. The original entryway lacked unique details; the clients desired a more gracious front approach. The historic Eichler color palette was used to create a modern updated front facade. Durable grey porcelain floor tiles unify the entire home, creating a continuous flow. They, along with white walls, provide a backdrop for the unique elements and materials to stand on their own, such as the brightly colored mosaic tiles, the walnut bar and furniture, and stained ceiling boards. A secondary living space was extended out to the patio with the addition of a bench and additional seating. This Single family Eichler 4 bedroom 2 bath remodel is located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, Klara Kevane, and Ethan Taylor Contractor: Coast to Coast Construction Landscape Contractor: Discelli Structural Engineer: Brian Dotson Consulting Engineer Photography ©2018 Mariko Reed Location: Palo Alto, CA Year completed: 2017
SeaThru
SeaThru
Josh Wynne ConstructionJosh Wynne Construction
SeaThru is a new, waterfront, modern home. SeaThru was inspired by the mid-century modern homes from our area, known as the Sarasota School of Architecture. This homes designed to offer more than the standard, ubiquitous rear-yard waterfront outdoor space. A central courtyard offer the residents a respite from the heat that accompanies west sun, and creates a gorgeous intermediate view fro guest staying in the semi-attached guest suite, who can actually SEE THROUGH the main living space and enjoy the bay views. Noble materials such as stone cladding, oak floors, composite wood louver screens and generous amounts of glass lend to a relaxed, warm-contemporary feeling not typically common to these types of homes. Photos by Ryan Gamma Photography
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