By Catherine Sherman
Two teams of designers and home builders renovated midcentury modern homes in this week's episode of NBC's home renovation reality show, "American Dream Builders." The sleek architectural style, which is marked by a low-pitched roof and post-and-beam construction, first appeared in the 1940s and continued through the mid-1960s. Today, midcentury architecture and design is as popular as ever, with the "Mad Men"-style aesthetic filling furniture stores across the country.
For episode 2, Team Red was led by Lukas Machnik and Andrew Flesher oversaw Team Blue's efforts. In the end, both homes' Zestimate® home values increased by almost $150,000. (While the Zestimate is not a substitute for an appraisal, it's a great starting point for determining a home's value.)
Check out these classic midcentury homes for sale across the U.S. Click on the links below to see each home's Zestimate, square footage, local school data and more.
Gulfport, Fla.800 61st St. S.
For sale: $224,900
Just outside St. Petersburg, this Gulfport home was built in 1957. The interior has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, vaulted beamed ceilings and a large back deck. The kitchen was updated last year with granite countertops, marble backsplash, new wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
Phoenix3702 E. Paradise Drive
For sale: $319,500
Built in the "Haver style" defined by midcentury architect Ralph Haver, this Phoenix home retains it's architectural roots. The interior has been renovated with "luxury finishes and a timeless palette," according to the listing description. Highlights include porcelain tile flooring, flat-panel cabinetry, quartz countertops, a soaking tub and a replastered pool.
Palm Springs, Calif.688 E. Spencer Drive
For sale: $539,000
Palm Springs is known for having the largest concentration of midcentury modern architecture in the country. George Alexander of the Alexander Construction Company is responsible for several built in the late '50s and '60s. He collaborated on homes, including this one, with architect William Krisel. The design the pair came up with is ideal for Palm Springs, with a poolside patio and lots of windows for soaking in the desert sun.
Falls Church, Va.3015 Pine Spring Road
For sale: $599,900
About 20 minutes from downtown D.C., this post-and-beam construction shows off several mid-century details including cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and a brick fireplace. The home has three bedrooms, but the library could easily be converted to a fourth bedroom.
East Hampton, N.Y.(undisclosed address)
For sale: $1.195 million
This East Hampton home sits on 100 feet of prime waterfront property overlooking Gardiners Bay. The midcentury-style, open floorplan includes three bedrooms, three baths and a large deck. Ownership includes membership privileges in the Lion Head Beach Association.
More from Zillow about midcentury homes:
For Sale: Midcentury Homes With Modern Upgrades
American Dream Builders' Episode 2: Before & After
Midcentury Classic in Bothell, Wash.
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