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Build a New Home with a Mid-century Modern Vibe

Clean, geometric lines, walls of glass that bring the outdoors in, and open floor plans that emphasize function over fuss are the hallmarks that make this postwar style truly timeless. These same elements make mid-century modern homes more affordable to build than many other styles. If you are building new, but covet life in a contemporary classic, check out these house plans from The House Designers.

Tiny Mid-Century Getaway

This pint-sized home packs a lot of living and loads of mid-century style into just 640 square feet. With one full-size bedroom and bath, a small sleeping space for guests, laundry, and a large living/kitchen/dining area, it’s an ideal weekend retreat or everyday home for minimalists and empty nesters.

House Plan TOH-4084

• 640 Square Feet

• 2 bedrooms

• 1 bathroom

• 32’ wide

• 20’ deep

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Mid-Size, Mid-Century Home Designed for Privacy

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Don’t be fooled by the high-set windows that afford privacy from the street. This three-bedroom, L-shaped ranch oozes a mid-century California vibe with floor-to-ceiling windows that span the spacious living room/dining room/kitchen in back. A two-car garage, two additional bedrooms, a mudroom, and a large master suite separated from two additional bedrooms by a flex space make this a family-friendly abode.

House Plan TOH-8234

• 2,498 Square Feet

• 3 bedrooms

• 2.5 bathrooms

• 70’ wide

• 90’ deep

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Bright and Airy Mid-Century Home

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Walls of floor-to-ceiling glass provide unobstructed views from front to back and allow for cross breezes to cool this home’s voluminous great room, kitchen, and dining room. Flanking the common space are a generously sized master suite with its own covered lanai. There is also a secondary bedroom and a two-car, side-entry garage.

House Plan TOH-4286

• 1,730 Square Feet

• 2 bedrooms

• 2 bathrooms

• 70’ wide

• 41’ deep

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Mid-Century Style for Urban Locales

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Mid-century modern homes are typically long and low, but you’ll have to stack rather than sprawl if you have a tight lot. This three-level interpretation features the iconic mid-century flat roof, geometric window shapes, and stunning floating stairs—inside and out—with sleek cable railings. With five bedrooms, including a ground floor in-law or au pair suite, master en suites on both the first and second floors, and two additional bedrooms that share a Jack-and-Jill bath, it’s a forever house that can flex with your life stage and family’s needs.

House Plan TOH-1974

• 4,301 Square Feet

• 5 bedrooms

• 4.5 bathrooms

• In-law apartment

• 40’ wide

• 43'6’' deep

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Mid-Century Slope Solution

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Designed for a sloping lot, this distinctive L-shaped home presents a contemporary two-story cedar and cement facade to the street with clean, low modern lines out back. The main-floor common space is designed for entertaining and spans 55 feet to accommodate an expansive kitchen, dining area and living room. Master-size bedrooms are located on both floors (if you close the living space near the front entrance) and there's an additional bedroom upstairs. A full one-bedroom apartment with interior and exterior access on the ground level is perfect for in-laws or rental income.

House Plan TOH-1447

• 2,808 Square Feet

• 4 bedrooms

• 3 bathrooms

• In-law apartment

• 40’ wide

• 43'8'’ deep

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