Explore These Iconic Mid-Century Homes Open to the Public

If you’re a fan of mid-century modern architecture, it’s time for a road trip!

Here are ten iconic mid-century homes that you can visit.  Some of these homes books, such as the Stahl House, book out well in advance so plan your trip early. Each of these architectural masterpieces offers a unique glimpse into the innovative design and style of the mid-20th century.  It’s hard to imagine anyone was lucky enough to call these spaces home.

  1. The Eames House (Case Study House No. 8) – Pacific Palisades, California
    Eames House
    Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, this house is an icon of mid-century modern design. To visit, book your tour in advance.
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  2. Farnsworth House – Plano, Illinois 
    Farnsworth House
    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s minimalist glass and steel house is a masterpiece of modernist design. Guided tours are available.
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  3. The Glass House – New Canaan, Connecticut
    The Glass House
    Philip Johnson’s Glass House offers a transparent living experience with its open design. Purchase your tickets in advance.
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  4. Fallingwater – Mill Run, Pennsylvania
    Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater beautifully integrates architecture with nature. Multiple tour options are available.
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  5. Schindler House – West Hollywood, California

    Designed by Rudolph Schindler, this house is considered one of the first modernist homes in the U.S. Explore its unique design as a museum.
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  6. Neutra VDL Studio and Residences – Los Angeles, California

    Richard Neutra’s VDL Studio and Residences showcase his innovative designs. Guided tours are available.
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  7. The Miller House – Columbus, Indiana

    Designed by Eero Saarinen, the Miller House is known for its open and flowing spaces. Reserve your tour in advance.
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  8. Case Study House No. 22 (Stahl House) – Los Angeles, California

    The Stahl House offers breathtaking views and is one of the most photographed examples of mid-century modern architecture. Tours are limited, so plan ahead.
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  9. Taliesin West – Scottsdale, Arizona

    Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and architectural school is a historic gem. Enjoy various tour options.
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  10. Gamble House – Pasadena, California

    Designed by Greene and Greene, this home exemplifies Arts and Crafts architecture. Guided tours are available.
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These homes not only reflect the aesthetic and innovative spirit of mid-century modern architecture but also offer a chance to experience the lifestyle and design philosophies of the era. Which one will you visit first?


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