Fine examples of one of history’s most popular architectural styles, these four homes feature clean simplicity, open floor plans, gentle organic and geometric forms, and walls of glass encouraging an integration with nature.
Masterfully Renovated Midcentury Classic
Pasadena, California | Richard Yohon, Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage
This iconic three-bedroom midcentury modern home in a gated Pasadena community was designed by John Galbraith, built in 1956, and masterfully restored. Highlights include stone and polished concrete floors; a kitchen with original mahogany cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances; an open living and dining room with redwood-paneled walls, a wet bar, and a striking two-sided fireplace; space for a game room, a studio, or an office; and glass walls and sliders offering views of the welcoming pool and fruit tree orchard.
Los Angeles, California | Simon Beardmore, Sotheby’s International Realty – Brentwood Brokerage
On roughly half an acre on a cul-de-sac just below a vineyard in the legendary Lake Hollywood Estates, this remodeled midcentury gem offers four serene bedrooms; three chic baths; an open living room, dining room, and kitchen with richly hued hardwood floors; and numerous eye-catching stylistic details. Walls of glass lead to a generous green backyard, enchanting patios, and a refreshing swimming pool and spa.
Stylish Sonoma Hideaway
Sonoma, California | Tina Shone, Sotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage
On a peaceful lane just minutes from downtown Sonoma and an hour from San Francisco, this light-filled midcentury oasis offers two bedrooms and baths and a family or media room with a vaulted beamed ceiling, a fireplace, and a wall of glass overlooking and opening to the backyard’s grassy lawn and inviting pool. Threaded by lighted paths, the colorful gardens are maintained by a private well and include a fire pit and an additional structure that awaits the touches of a discerning new owner.
Malibu Midcentury Modern
Light-flooded open and airy, this three-bedroom home is a stylish retreat steps from Escondido Beach and surrounded by mango, lemon, plum, pomegranate, orange, guava, avocado, and tangerine trees. It has been updated to feature a European-designed kitchen with colorful accents and stainless-steel appliances, including a wine chiller; a deck for entertaining and enjoying the enviable view; Poliform closets; and a primary suite that encompasses an office, a bedroom, and a spa-like bath equipped for chromotherapy and light therapy.