Midcentury modern homes remain an enduring style coveted by those who appreciate simple materials used in innovative ways, a purposeful relationship between form and function, and an easy back and forth between indoor and outdoor spaces.
Though there are clean-lined and glass-walled pavilions across the country, from Sarasota, Fla., to New York’s tony Westchester County to the Hamptons and even Kansas, there seems to be a particular affinity for the style in southern California, where the mild climate and endless sunshine encourage the easy-going lifestyle midcentury homes afford.
Some midcentury homeowners opt to for wild and groovy color schemes, while others tend toward more sedate and organic interiors. Either way, it’s rare to find a midcentury-era home that doesn’t showcase at least a small collection of midcentury furniture by some of the world’s most celebrated designers.
So, if you were in the market for a midcentury home in southern California to house your Arne Jacobson Egg Chair, Saarinen Tulip Table, and Florence Knoll two-seater sofa with the original fabric, which would you choose?