The modern movement in architecture thrived from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s and dominated the zeitgeist. It won over our hearts with its attention to clean lines, modern improvements on homes, and sprawling-space aesthetics. These things still delight home buyers and architecture enthusiasts alike.
Even though the modern movement evolved and trends in housing changed significantly over the last few decades, mid-century modern has seen a recent revival in interest. These homes are simply drop-dead gorgeous.
These homes often feature low-slope roofing, plenty of open space, and large open windows. They hold a unique charm that’s difficult to replicate. Mid-century modern homes are less common than they once were. It can be difficult to find listings, but there are quite a few gems right here in Fresno. These are 3 gorgeous, mid-century modern homes located right here, in Fresno.
801 E Hampton Way Fresno, Ca
This 2,624 square foot home was originally built in 1951, near the beginning of the mid-century modern movement. This home features 3 bedrooms and two baths. It holds a lot of open space and clearly reflects the movement from which it was born. The home features several more recent renovations that fit effortlessly into its original style.
With newer lighting, and revamped kitchen and bathrooms, this home has all the bells and whistles. Everything seamlessly works together with the high ceilings and wide windows which gives this space lots of light to highlight the timeless style. The kitchen features new appliances, tile backing, and quartz countertops. It also includes durable and attractive laminate floors that give the home an updated look that still fits its original style. Once outside, you’ll find plenty of space and a large yard that can accommodate gatherings and peaceful outdoor time alike.
525 Circle Drive South Fresno, Ca
This gorgeous and expansive home was built in 1955. Located in Old Fig Garden, this home features an impressive six bedrooms and five bathrooms and is nothing short of spacious. With 4,605 square feet of livable space, the house is a testament to the grand visions of the era that birthed it.
The home features a sunroom, complete with large single pane windows that show off all the house has to offer. There is also a bar, and an expansive library space adorned with hardwood shelving. The home gives off impressive flairs of mid-century style with colorful tiles, and hardwood cabinets.
Outside, the property is no less spacious, with a large grassy space overlooked by the sunroom. There is lot’s of gardening space around the home which makes it a picturesque vision of mid-century modern beauty.
2531 W Dovewood Lane Fresno, Ca
This home was built in 1960, and though it’s been updated recently, the home evokes nothing but mid-century modern style. The range of updates makes this home appear simultaneously suspended in time and brand new. This home stands at 3,000 square feet and has 3 bedrooms and 2.75 bathrooms. This is an extremely spacious home and every single inch of it gives off mid-century style.
Inside you’ll find gorgeous details, colorful tiling, hard floors, artistic fixtures, and wood paneling. With high ceilings, wooden countertops, large single-pane windows, exposed beams, and broad low-slope roofing, the home is distinctly modern, inside and out.
Outside, with a large swimming pool, there is plenty of outdoor space. This home includes newly revamped landscaping, still done in the vein of mid-century modern style, the home is truly breathtaking.
While many people associate the word “modern” with “new”, some of the most beautiful modern homes were built during the mid-century. Modernism often features clean lines and puts preference toward minimalism, but there’s a certain special charm that we find in mid-century modern homes that never gets old.