Love Midcentury Modern Homes? Here Are Six in California You Can Buy Right Now
From a quintessential Joseph Eichler in the Bay Area to a Richard Neutra showstopper nestled in the Hollywood Hills, we’ve got you covered
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Albert Frey, the Swiss-born architect considered to be the granddaddy of desert modernism, designed the Cree House (pictured above) in 1955. Located on the hillside of the Palm Springs desert, the home was largely unseen by the public because of its long-term single-family ownership. That all changed when it was revealed to the public in its totally restored state during Modernism Week earlier this year. Painstaking efforts were taken to preserve all original building materials including exterior and interior wall panels, fluted fiberglass deck pieces, kitchen appliances and cabinets, and even the glass shower door.
Check Out the Listing: Represented by ASK Palm Springs
Asking Price: $2,300,000.
Photo by Alex Zarour, courtesy Greg Guinto
There are no shortage of midcentury modern homes developed by Joseph Eichler in California, but it’s always a treat when you find one that’s been updated to meet the modernity of today’s lifestyle while paying homage to its rich architectural history. Our favorite part? The iconic central atrium that’s essential to any Eichler (there’s also a large pool out back!).
Check Out the Listing: Greg Guinto of Wish Sotheby’s International Realty
Asking Price: $830,000
Built in 1949 by famed architect Richard Neutra, the home’s position in the Hollywood Hills makes for breathtaking views framed by its redwood post-and-beam design and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass. There’s also a plethora of decks, patios, and a large pool enveloped by the the surrounding mature foliage.
Check Out the Listing: Mark Meyer and Sophie Marquart of Compass
Asking Price: $2,999,000
Photo by Cameron Carothers, courtesy Michelle St. Clair
This avocado-green adobe blends into the natural surrounds thanks to a lengthy restoration spearheaded by the team at HabHouse. It was originally designed as a personal residence in 1957 by architect Calvin C. Straub FAIA.
Check Out the Listing: Michelle St. Clair of Sotheby’s has the listing
Asking Price: $2,066,888
Photo by Kelly Peak, courtesy Camron Carrier
Architect William Krisel is responsible for Kings Point in Palm Springs, a community where he designed 44 mid-century modern homes. The neighborhood is tucked into the Indian Canyons area, and has expansive mountain and green belt views. Homeowners in the community have access to two resort-style pools and spas, community tennis courts, and a clubhouse.
Check Out the Listing: Camron Carrier of the The Paul Kaplan Group
Asking Price: $875,000
Photo by Christian Klugmann Architectural Photography, courtesy Kathleen Diringer
What’s more quintessential than an Eichler in San Rafael in Northern California? This particular home—built in 1955—just underwent a complete remodel to bring it into the 21st century. The interiors are stark white, and a modular black fireplace in the living room creates a focal point that separates the dining area from the living room in the otherwise open plan.
Check Out the Listing: Kathleen Diringer
Asking Price: $1,375,000.