From Austin, Texas to Mallorca, Spain, these mid-century and contemporary modern listings are guaranteed to give you house envy.
By Claire Butwinick
Each month, 360Modern rounds up the most jaw-dropping mid-century and modern homes on the global real estate market. Keep scrolling to find the house of your dreams.
3200 Stratford Hills Lane, Austin, Texas 78746
Don’t let its monolithic concrete walls, sprawling marble countertops, and neck-craning vaulted ceilings intimidate you, Austin’s Hillside High-Concept Contemporary Estate is a blank canvas for creative expression. Previously featured in Architectural Digest with colorful artwork and bold furnishings (did you see that fuzzy accent chair and neon sign!?), the residence’s Brutalist shell embraces the style of its owner, no matter how extravagant. The estate also features floor-to-ceiling windows, a plush media room with a wrap-around black banquette, five bedrooms, and seven marble-filled bathrooms. See a virtual tour of the home here.
2645 Ribera Road Carmel, California 93923
Nestled near Point Lobos State National Reserve, this magnificent Carmel Bay residence is most recognizable for its five barrel-vaulted ceilings that span across the entire home—talk about drama! Built into the hillside along the Monterey Peninsula, the home is a prime spot for easy beach and trail access, but we can’t take our eyes off the home’s vertical-grain Alaska yellow cedar slatted ceilings, which draw your eye toward the home’s panoramic ocean views. Want to see more? Click here.
Outside the Box
49800 Joy Road Plymouth, Michigan 48170
The Balough House (aka the Cube House) outside of Detriot, Michigan is defined by what it lacks: excess. A minimalist’s forest retreat, this two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home features a spacious two-story living room, a dramatically cantilevered entranceway, and an open second-story deck. Designed in 1958 by Tivadar Balough for his family (who also did most of the home’s construction), the redwood-paneled home is the mid-century escape of our dreams. See all the quirky qualities of the secluded mid-century home here.
170 North Mayflower Road Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
It’s not every day that a Frank Lloyd Wright home hits the market. That’s why we have our eyes on the newly listed Charles F. Glore house in Lake Forest, Illinois. Designed in the famed architect’s Usonian style, the 1954-built residence includes four fireplaces (three of which are cantilevered), sprawling built-in bookshelves, mahogany wall panels, and a floating staircase (careful!). In true Wright fashion, the home is anchored by a grand living room with cathedral windows onlooking the backyard, while its four bedrooms are scaled-down to encourage communal gathering. Click here to see more of this historic ranch-style home.
Palma Son Vida Mallorca, Spain 07013
A three-story modern home with floor-to-ceiling windows, a library, a media room, and a wine cellar would be enough to entice most luxury homebuyers, but this Palma Son Vida mansion has even more to offer. Sprawling across a 1.61-acre lot, the Spanish villa includes a self-care building, with an indoor lap pool and a wellness and fitness center, and an opulent guest house. (That’s 10 bedrooms and nine bathrooms total—if you’re keeping track.) Outside the indoor-outdoor main living space is an expansive backyard terrace with an outdoor pool and a wood footbridge because why not? Click here for more details on this remote Spanish residence.
Tune in next month for more flabbergasters! In the meantime, check out our listings. They may be exactly what you’re looking for.