Learn About Mid-Century Modern Architecture by Touring This Magnificent Home

Learn About Mid-Century Modern Architecture by Touring This Magnificent Home

If you love the indoor-outdoor kind of home design, then mid-century modern architecture will tickle your fancy.

Mid-century homes are characterized by large flat planes, open space, and large glass windows. They exemplify simplicity and a connection with nature. And this home is no exception.

Let’s take a tour of the home and see what we can learn about mid-century architecture.

Flat Planes

Mid-century homes are characterized by regular and rigorous geometric lines. Flats roofs are common as reflected by the exterior view of this home.

Exterior of a mid-century modern home
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Paving beside swimming pool in mid century modern home
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Large Windows

When in this home, you enjoy plenty of natural light from different angles. You can credit that to the large sliding glass doors and other extensive panes of glass.

Glassed wall mid century living room with amazing views By Jodie Johnson
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Open plan kitchen with patio outlook
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Connection with Nature

Both public and private spaces provide impressive views of the outdoors. You can also access the outdoors from different points. This encourages an appreciation of healthy living.

Stunning blue tiled infinity swimming pool
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Liberal Use of Colors and Materials

Mid-century modern designers embrace a liberal use of traditional materials, such as wood, as well as non-traditional materials such as glass, metal, vinyl, and plexiglass.

Likewise, they make use of a wide range of color, ranging from neutral to bold shades. And this home is no exception as seen from the living room, kitchen, all the way to the dining space. You can also notice some graphic use of monochromatic tones.

Horizontal wood panelling and blue occasional chair in mid century modern living room
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Modern kitchen island bench with orange accent panel color
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 Orange leather bench seat along dining room interior with blue accents
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Nice Progression between Privacy and Transparency

When entering a mid-century modern home, the entryway is normally solid and private. Then you are greeted by an increasingly transparent interior. Eventually, you end up in public areas, such as the living room or a dining space, which open up to an impressive view of the outdoors.

This order, as exemplified in this interior, creates a fulfilling experience as you move through the spaces. It also presents you an enchanting view at the end, which is a well-manicured yard in this case.

Wood panel wall detail and entry foyer in mid century modern Australian home
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Modern mid century renovated living room with fireplace and side chair
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Cool mid century modern Australian lounge with outlook to terrace
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Pleasant, Small, Efficient Bedrooms

As seen in this home, bedrooms in mid-century homes don’t have to incorporate a seating area or recreational space. After all, the living area has already taken care of that. Nonetheless, the ergonomics of the bed is more deliberate.

Bedroom with collection of blank frames on the wall for your art
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View of the pool and garden from bedroom in luxury Australian home
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Emphasis on the Quality of Light Rather Than the Light Fixtures

While it is great to have some special, nicely-crafted lights within the home, especially above the dining space, we often want the light without having to see the lighting fixture.

The mid-century modern home design does a great job in this regard. In this home, for instance, there are no sophisticated light fixtures. In Mid-century modern architecture, lights are normally tucked into soffits and gently splash light on a wall.

Clean crisp white modern kitchen island bench with high chairs and terrazzo floor
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Beautiful dining room in mid century modern Australian home
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 Entry foyer in designer mid century modern home interior
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Preserving Much of the Natural Landscape

This home is modestly nestled into the site. It is not built on top of the ground. This helps to keep its proportions to a more natural scale.

Much of the natural landscape is also preserved, allowing various trees and plants to become pleasant viewpoints from inside the home.

 Mid century modern living room with huge windows.
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Orange red kitchen cabinets in island bench in modern luxury Australian home
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 Large windows showing an amazing view to pool and garden in luxury home
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