Midcentury modern homes are just as popular as ever: furniture stores are lined with sleek, retro pieces, and designers are showing off their "Mad Men" flair on Zillow Digs. But shopping for an architectural gem doesn't mean you have to forgo contemporary amenities. Here's a look at a few homes currently on the market combining classic midcentury style with tasteful upgrades.
Built in 1957, this Phoenix midcentury residence has been completely remodeled with a new kitchen layout, maple cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, modern bath fixtures and an indoor-outdoor entertaining space separated by a glass garage door. The home first hit the market in September 2013; its list price was dropped by $1,000 in December.
A 20-minute drive from Atlanta, this house has been upgraded without losing its mid-century modern integrity. The kitchen has sleek white counters and walnut cabinetry, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and other high-end appliances. A $13,000 low-pitched roof also has been added to the home.
With the same owner for 30 years, this Lake Oswego home has been well maintained. Updates to the kitchen and bath blend seamlessly with original overhead beams, a brick fireplace, hardwoods and a mid-century flat roofline.
Don't let this home's beige exterior fool you. The interior is anything but bland with 10-foot-high ceilings, black-glass and stone-encapsulated walls, mirrored skylights and bold furnishings. Everything has been custom designed to embody the Palm Springs lifestyle.
Classic mid-century architecture and chic, modern finishes mesh in this prestigious Terrell Hills home. Major renovations were completed in December 2012, adding new plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning as well as an updated kitchen and bathrooms.