5 Iconic Mid-Century Modern Homes for Sale

It’s no secret that the mid-century modern style has come back in a significant way in recent years. From furniture to art to design, the mid-century modern movement has reemerged as one of the preeminent trends of this decade.

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Left: Barcelona® Chair Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, produced by Knoll®, $5,271.00, designwithinreach.com; Right: Frank Lloyd Wright Laylight from the Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, NY (c. 1903-1905), LOT SOLD. 149,000 USD, Sothebys.com

With it’s clean lines, natural style it’s no wonder there has been a resurgence in its popularity. In honor of this classic modern style, explore our collection of 5 mid-century modern homes currently available for purchase.

Philip Johnson Modern

$2,795,000 USD | New Canaan, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated on 2.2 acres, this important and significant Philip Johnson modern has been completely restored. Surrounded by manicured lawns, mature plantings, this stunning house designed of stone and glass, boasts high ceilings, original period fixtures, and original cabinetry. A true masterpiece that incorporates the landscape and nature into its interior experience.

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$1,950,000 USD | Madison, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

With a spectacular glass barn-style guest house designed by the renowned architect Philip Johnson, The Tremaine Estate (c. 1720) is an enchanting property set on 6 country acres. The main residence is a historic and meticulously updated Cape Cod-style house boasting a mid-century glass room overlooking the pool, stone walled courtyard and expansive lawn.

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$2,400,000 USD | River Forest, Illinois | Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

The William H. Winslow House (c. 1893) was Frank Lloyd Wright’s first independent commission. This iconic home features Wright’s emerging design philosophy and contains numerous original details throughout including bronze and iron ornamentation, exquisite oak floors, built-in seating nooks, four fireplaces and original art glass windows.

$12,900,000 USD | Greenwich, Connecticut | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Considered one of the area’s most prominent architectural achievements, this extraordinary mid-century modern style home is unmatched in its expert design, craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to detail. Superbly crafted by Warren Platner, an internationally acclaimed architect, his distinctive style creates an intrinsic balance of indoor spaces that merge with the surrounding landscape to incorporate the native environment into daily living.

Frank Lloyd Wright John Howe Home

$3,995,000 USD | New Canaan, Connecticut | William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

This prestigious private lane estate was designed by John Howe, Frank Lloyd Wright’s head architect. Set on seven gorgeous acres, this magnificent modern masterpiece was totally renovated and expanded in 2007 using the Master’s original concept drawings as a guide.

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5 Iconic Mid-Century Modern Homes for Sale

It’s no secret that the mid-century modern style has come back in a significant way in recent years. From furniture to art to design, the mid-century modern movement has reemerged as one of the preeminent trends of this decade.

barcelona-chair-frank-lloyd-wright

Left: Barcelona® Chair Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, produced by Knoll®, $5,271.00, designwithinreach.com; Right: Frank Lloyd Wright Laylight from the Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, NY (c. 1903-1905), LOT SOLD. 149,000 USD, Sothebys.com

With it’s clean lines, natural style it’s no wonder there has been a resurgence in its popularity. In honor of this classic modern style, explore our collection of 5 mid-century modern homes currently available for purchase.

Philip Johnson Modern

$2,795,000 USD / New Canaan, Connecticut / William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated on 2.2 acres, this important and significant Philip Johnson modern has been completely restored. Surrounded by manicured lawns, mature plantings, this stunning house designed of stone and glass, boasts high ceilings, original period fixtures, and original cabinetry. A true masterpiece that incorporates the landscape and nature into its interior experience.

4309556-philip johnson

$1,950,000 USD / Madison, Connecticut / William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

With a spectacular glass barn-style guest house designed by the renowned architect Philip Johnson, The Tremaine Estate (c. 1720) is an enchanting property set on 6 country acres. The main residence is a historic and meticulously updated Cape Cod-style house boasting a mid-century glass room overlooking the pool, stone walled courtyard and expansive lawn.

21508570-frank llyod wright

$2,400,000 USD / River Forest, Illinois / Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

The William H. Winslow House (c. 1893) was Frank Lloyd Wright’s first independent commission. This iconic home features Wright’s emerging design philosophy and contains numerous original details throughout including bronze and iron ornamentation, exquisite oak floors, built-in seating nooks, four fireplaces and original art glass windows.

$12,900,000 USD / Greenwich, Connecticut / Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Considered one of the area’s most prominent architectural achievements, this extraordinary mid-century modern style home is unmatched in its expert design, craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to detail. Superbly crafted by Warren Platner, an internationally acclaimed architect, his distinctive style creates an intrinsic balance of indoor spaces that merge with the surrounding landscape to incorporate the native environment into daily living.

Frank Lloyd Wright John Howe Home

$3,995,000 USD / New Canaan, Connecticut / William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

This prestigious private lane estate was designed by John Howe, Frank Lloyd Wright’s head architect. Set on seven gorgeous acres, this magnificent modern masterpiece was totally renovated and expanded in 2007 using the Master’s original concept drawings as a guide.

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Great Gatsby Style: Art Deco Homes

During its heyday, the Art Déco movement represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and societal progression. One of the era’s most iconic cultural tales is  F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American novel The Great GatsbyFitzgerald’s third book and supreme career achievement dipicts America in the 1920s.

Celebrated by readers for decades, today the movie adaptation Fitzgerald’s American novel premieres on the big screen. To celebrate the rein of the Jazz Age, we’ve curated a collection of homes that  exemplify Art Déco architecture and style.

Paris, France | $6,793,833 USD/ €5.200.000 EUR | Propriétés Parisiennes Sotheby’s International Realty

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On the fourth floor of a prestigious Art Déco building and situated on the most sought-after address in Neuilly-sur-Seine is this exceptional Paris apartment which offers stunning views over the Bois de Boulogne garden and the Tour Eiffel. Renovated to the highest standards of modern living, the apartment still retains its Déco charm with Versailles parquet floors and spectaular high ceilings.

Chicago, Illinois | $2,345,000 USD | Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

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Located in an exceptional Benjamin Marshall-design building in the heart of Chicago, this elegant and dramatic home features nods to the Art Déco style including a geometric coffered ceiling in the homes study. This northeast corner apartment surveys spectacular unobstructed wraparound views over the renowned East Lake Shore Drive. Renovated by celebrated interior designer Bruce Gregga, this home has fabulous entertaining space, large spacious rooms and high ceilings.

Jersey City, New Jersey | $450,000 USD | Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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The Beacon, located across the Hudson River in Jersey City, is a historic Art Déco  full service door man building. The two bedroom, two bath room condominium in Jersey City is located on the southwest corner of the residence and has magnificent views of statue of liberty and the New York City skyline.

Denver, Colorado, USA | $1,525,000 USD | Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

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Gracious and stately Art Deco inspired home on over 1/2 acre of beautiful mature gardens. This rare Park Hill gem was built in 1938 and has had only one owner.

Cap D’Antibes, France | Price Upon Request | Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

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Located on the French Riviera in the desirable Cap d’Antibes, this delightful Art Déco villa enjoys an idyllic setting among immaculate gardens, a pristine pool and terraces with panoramic sea views. Having been completely renovated this is a truly luxurious waterfront property with direct access to the beach, is full of charm and elegance, with spacious living areas and high ceilings.

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Great Gatsby Style: Art Deco Homes

During its heyday, the Art Déco movement represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and societal progression. One of the era’s most iconic cultural tales is  F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American novel The Great GatsbyFitzgerald’s third book and supreme career achievement dipicts America in the 1920s.

Celebrated by readers for decades, today the movie adaptation Fitzgerald’s American novel premieres on the big screen. To celebrate the rein of the Jazz Age, we’ve curated a collection of homes that  exemplify Art Déco architecture and style.

Paris, France / $6,793,833 USD/ €5.200.000 EUR / Propriétés Parisiennes Sotheby’s International Realty

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On the fourth floor of a prestigious Art Déco building and situated on the most sought-after address in Neuilly-sur-Seine is this exceptional Paris apartment which offers stunning views over the Bois de Boulogne garden and the Tour Eiffel. Renovated to the highest standards of modern living, the apartment still retains its Déco charm with Versailles parquet floors and spectaular high ceilings.

Chicago, Illinois / $2,345,000 USD / Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

art deco apartments for sale

Located in an exceptional Benjamin Marshall-design building in the heart of Chicago, this elegant and dramatic home features nods to the Art Déco style including a geometric coffered ceiling in the homes study. This northeast corner apartment surveys spectacular unobstructed wraparound views over the renowned East Lake Shore Drive. Renovated by celebrated interior designer Bruce Gregga, this home has fabulous entertaining space, large spacious rooms and high ceilings.

Jersey City, New Jersey / $450,000 USD / Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

art deco homes for sale

The Beacon, located across the Hudson River in Jersey City, is a historic Art Déco  full service door man building. The two bedroom, two bath room condominium in Jersey City is located on the southwest corner of the residence and has magnificent views of statue of liberty and the New York City skyline.

Denver, Colorado, USA / $1,525,000 USD / Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

art deco homes for sale denver

Gracious and stately Art Deco inspired home on over 1/2 acre of beautiful mature gardens. This rare Park Hill gem was built in 1938 and has had only one owner.

Cap D’Antibes, France / Price Upon Request / Côte d’Azur Sotheby’s International Realty

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Located on the French Riviera in the desirable Cap d’Antibes, this delightful Art Déco villa enjoys an idyllic setting among immaculate gardens, a pristine pool and terraces with panoramic sea views. Having been completely renovated this is a truly luxurious waterfront property with direct access to the beach, is full of charm and elegance, with spacious living areas and high ceilings.

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Highlights from the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2013

This weekend the 12th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off in New York City. The international exhibition attracts architects, interior designers and design enthusiasts who seek the best in new furnishings, appliances, accessories and art. As a preferred media partner of Architectural Digest, Sotheby’s International Realty was a guest attendee of the VIP trade preview event.

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Photo: Christopher Sturman // ArchitecturalDigest.com

The event opened with a keynote presentation featuring Architectural Digest’s Editor in chief Margaret Russell, and Interior Designer and TV personality Nate Berkus.

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Highlights from the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2013

This weekend the 12th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off in New York City. The international exhibition attracts architects, interior designers and design enthusiasts who seek the best in new furnishings, appliances, accessories and art. As a preferred media partner of Architectural Digest, Sotheby’s International Realty was a guest attendee of the VIP trade preview event.

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Photo: Christopher Sturman // ArchitecturalDigest.com

The event opened with a keynote presentation featuring Architectural Digest’s Editor in chief Margaret Russell, and Interior Designer and TV personality Nate Berkus.

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Barry Dixon Designed Home on Captiol Hill | House Tour

Impeccably designed, this 19th century Victorian property strikes a flawless balance between a designer piece of art and a comfortable yet elegant family home perfect for daily living and entertaining.

Click to watch a video tour of the home and exclusive interview with the designer, Barry Dixon.

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Located in one of the most beautiful and prestigious neighborhoods in Washington D.C., there are five bedrooms and 3 ½ baths in the main residence, and an additional kitchen, bedroom and bath in the luxurious Carriage House. The home was built in 1885 by architect Leon E. Dessez, who also designed the official residence for the vice president at the United States Naval Observatory. In 2009, the Victorian-style residence went through an exhaustive renovation under the supervision of renowned interior designer and author, Barry Dixon.

With thoughtful echoes from the past, modern fixtures and sumptuous color, the home has been widely acclaimed in shelter publications. In fact, when the living room appeared on the cover of House Beautiful in September 2011, it became the magazine’s best selling issue in 20 years.

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“I love [pink and brown] together—it’s both masculine and feminine,” said Dixon in a 2011 interview with House Beautiful. “They set each other off. The [home]owners are a young couple, and she loves pink. Kids like the color, too.”

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Though the eco-friendly, contemporary kitchen was designed for a serious chef, it is practical enough for everyday living. The open layout features an enormous center island with bar and appliances from Sub-Zero, Gaggenau, Miele and Bosch. The kitchen connects seamlessly to the family room — united by refreshing, bright colors.

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Upstairs, the master suite redefines the word “retreat” with built-in bookshelves and a large bay window. Flax curtains that Dixon selected create privacy when drawn, as they cocoon the bedroom and hide all the books. The luminescent master bathroom glows with Ralph Lauren Regent Metallic Paint in Ambassador Sterling.

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With ample space for children and guests, the home has an additional four bedrooms and a vibrant second family room with fireplace. In addition, the renovated one-bedroom carriage house is perfect for staff or guests and is charming in every way.

This very special Capitol Hill home is currently listed for sale with Richard Seaton and Claudia Donovan of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Click here to request more information.

Barry Dixon Designed Home on Captiol Hill / House Tour

Impeccably designed, this 19th century Victorian property strikes a flawless balance between a designer piece of art and a comfortable yet elegant family home perfect for daily living and entertaining.

Click to watch a video tour of the home and exclusive interview with the designer, Barry Dixon.

luxury homes washington dc capitol hill

Located in one of the most beautiful and prestigious neighborhoods in Washington D.C., there are five bedrooms and 3 ½ baths in the main residence, and an additional kitchen, bedroom and bath in the luxurious Carriage House. The home was built in 1885 by architect Leon E. Dessez, who also designed the official residence for the vice president at the United States Naval Observatory. In 2009, the Victorian-style residence went through an exhaustive renovation under the supervision of renowned interior designer and author, Barry Dixon.

With thoughtful echoes from the past, modern fixtures and sumptuous color, the home has been widely acclaimed in shelter publications. In fact, when the living room appeared on the cover of House Beautiful in September 2011, it became the magazine’s best selling issue in 20 years.

barry dixon dining room

“I love [pink and brown] together—it’s both masculine and feminine,” said Dixon in a 2011 interview with House Beautiful. “They set each other off. The [home]owners are a young couple, and she loves pink. Kids like the color, too.”

orange designer kitchen

Though the eco-friendly, contemporary kitchen was designed for a serious chef, it is practical enough for everyday living. The open layout features an enormous center island with bar and appliances from Sub-Zero, Gaggenau, Miele and Bosch. The kitchen connects seamlessly to the family room — united by refreshing, bright colors.

luxury houses washington dc

Upstairs, the master suite redefines the word “retreat” with built-in bookshelves and a large bay window. Flax curtains that Dixon selected create privacy when drawn, as they cocoon the bedroom and hide all the books. The luminescent master bathroom glows with Ralph Lauren Regent Metallic Paint in Ambassador Sterling.

chidrens rooms designs

With ample space for children and guests, the home has an additional four bedrooms and a vibrant second family room with fireplace. In addition, the renovated one-bedroom carriage house is perfect for staff or guests and is charming in every way.

This very special Capitol Hill home is currently listed for sale with Richard Seaton and Claudia Donovan of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Click here to request more information.

2013 Color of the Year: Emerald

The PANTONE® 2013 Color of the Year is the lively, radiant and lush green named, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald. According to PANTONE, it’s “a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

From ceilings to walls, here are five lovely homes that use the Emerald hue.

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty  | $14,999,000 | Centre Island, New York, USA

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This spectacular limestone New York mansion was inspired By Marie-Antoinette’s Le Petite Trianon In Versailles.

Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage  | $13,500,000 USD | Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Conyers Farm in Greenwich, Connecticut, is a majestic stone manor set on 12+ rolling acres. The residence is full of rich architectural detail throughout including the opulent library with Emerald-hued lacquered paneling and coffered ceiling.

Anguilla Properties Sotheby’s International Realty | $25,000,000 USD | Barnes Bay, Anguilla

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This ultimate island home in Anguilla is perched on a bluff above a secluded beach on the island’s exclusive West End and is furnished in a modern island-style.

Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty | $2,500,000 USD | Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA

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Plumb Nilly, built in 1736 and beautifully restored in the 1920′s, is a charming 8+ acre farmhouse in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The romantic stone exterior and deep sill windows are accented with lively Emerald green shutters, adding to the home’s cottage charm.

Brandywine Fine Properties | $3,850,000 USD | Charlestown, Maryland

historic properties for saleBuilt in 1769, this historic classic Georgian-style home is rich with period architectural detail, including the Emerald painted millwork which further highlights the home’s hand-crafted details.

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2013 Color of the Year: Emerald

The PANTONE® 2013 Color of the Year is the lively, radiant and lush green named, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald. According to PANTONE, it’s “a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

From ceilings to walls, here are five lovely homes that use the Emerald hue.

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty  / $14,999,000 / Centre Island, New York, USA

pantone color of the year emerald

This spectacular limestone New York mansion was inspired By Marie-Antoinette’s Le Petite Trianon In Versailles.

Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage  / $13,500,000 USD / Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

mansions for sale greenwich

Conyers Farm in Greenwich, Connecticut, is a majestic stone manor set on 12+ rolling acres. The residence is full of rich architectural detail throughout including the opulent library with Emerald-hued lacquered paneling and coffered ceiling.

Anguilla Properties Sotheby’s International Realty / $25,000,000 USD / Barnes Bay, Anguilla

anguilla luxury real estate

This ultimate island home in Anguilla is perched on a bluff above a secluded beach on the island’s exclusive West End and is furnished in a modern island-style.

Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty / $2,500,000 USD / Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA

country houses

Plumb Nilly, built in 1736 and beautifully restored in the 1920?s, is a charming 8+ acre farmhouse in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The romantic stone exterior and deep sill windows are accented with lively Emerald green shutters, adding to the home’s cottage charm.

Brandywine Fine Properties / $3,850,000 USD / Charlestown, Maryland

historic properties for saleBuilt in 1769, this historic classic Georgian-style home is rich with period architectural detail, including the Emerald painted millwork which further highlights the home’s hand-crafted details.

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