Architecture on the Market: Mid-Century Homes for Sale by Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson and Richard Neutra

These homes demonstrate a powerful mastery of industrial building techniques combined with an admiration for traditional materials and vernacular style.

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Brick & Wonder is A curated platform of the highest quality homes for sale worldwide. Launched by Lang Architecture in 2016, it provides access to homes in the marketplace with designs that have the capacity to improve how we feel, think, interact and ultimately live our daily lives. 

Brick & Wonder, which provides a curated selection of the most stunning examples of residential architecture currently on the market. Explore their round-up of mid-century homes for sale, exemplary of the height of the modernist building tradition in the United States.

Designed by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra and Philip Johnson, these homes demonstrate a powerful mastery of industrial building techniques combined with an admiration for traditional materials and vernacular style, all on a personal scale. These pioneering masterpieces can be yours — for a price. Browse the list of these mid-century marvels and be sure to check out all of the listings on Brick & Wonder:

Pennsylvania House by Richard Neutra, Bryn Athyn, Pa.

Known as the “quintessential house in the woods,” Richard Neutra’s Pennsylvania house, is an example of mid-century modern design and values. Sitting on 10 acres of forest and surrounded by 812 conserved acres that make up the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, the home is a prime example of creating harmonious flow between nature and structure. This gorgeous glass construction is currently on the market for $3,100,000.

New Jersey House by Philip Collins, Hopewell, N.J.

A classic example of mid-century architecture, this home emphasizes an indoor/outdoor harmony with the natural surroundings with close attention to craftsmanship and material selection. Designed by renowned architect Philip Collins, the home’s key features are its timber decks that bring in the outdoors while also shielding from the elements. Philip Collins’ simple beauty could be yours for $850,000.

Case Study House in San Marino by David Thorne, San Marino, Calif.

Designed by David Thorne, the last living architect of the The Case Study program which was a series of experiments in American residential architecture. Major architects of the day were commissioned to build efficient model homes for the United States residential housing boom of the mid-century. The Case Study House was on the market for $1,850,000 before it recently sold.

Houston Residence by Frank Lloyd Wright, Houston, Texas

The original living room and galley kitchen of the home carry Wright’s signature elements: stained concrete floors, concrete-block walls, large windows and natural wood, with built-in bookshelves designed in place and fixed along the walls. This Frank Lloyd Wright single-story house is currently listed at $3,195,000.

La Miniatura by Frank Lloyd Wright, Pasadena, Calif.

Built in 1923 for rare books dealers George and Alice Millard, the concrete textile-block house was Frank Lloyd Wright’s first foray into modular building, one of 26 homes built by Wright in California. This landmark masterpiece is up for sale at an asking price of $4,500,000.

Modern Farmhouse Expansion by Philip Johnson, New Canaan, Conn.

One of six houses designed by Philip Johnson in New Canaan, the Wiley House was built in the 1950s with a recent extension designed by Roger Ferris + Partners, including a new pool house built into the hill and an art gallery housed within a reconstructed 19th-century barn. This country masterpiece is no easy steal, with the sizable price tag of $14,000,000.

Alice Ball House by Philip Johnson, New Canaan, Conn.

This single-story masonry home was designed by Philip Johnson in 1953 in New Canaan, Connecticut, close to his historic Glass House. While the structure features a largely blind façade, the compact interior is flooded with natural light by the addition of two-facing glass walls, which simultaneously create a seamless view of the surrounding landscape. The Alice Ball House could be yours at a listing price of $2,795,000.

Dana House by Ulrich Franzen, New Canaan, Conn.

Ulrich Franzen’s Dana House offers a unique take on the classic mid-century modern residence. Occupying nine acres in New Canaan, Connecticut, a town made famous by Philip Johnson’s building tradition, the Dana House is comprised of five solid brick towers, which surround a central glazed core. The house was listed at the hefty price of $5,500,000 before it sold.


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