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Why Mid-Century Homes Are Awesome




As a professional home inspector with Spartan Home Inspections, I see A LOT of homes. After all the years of inspecting various types of homes with unique architecture, I would have to say that Mid-Century Modern homes are my absolute favorite. Mid-century homes, built between the 1930s and 1960s, are considered awesome for several reasons:

  1. Unique Architecture: Mid-century homes often feature unique architectural elements, such as angled rooflines, large windows, and clean lines, that set them apart from other homes and give them a distinct look.

  2. Use of Natural Materials: Many mid-century homes were built with natural materials like wood, stone, and glass, which give them a warm and inviting feel.

  3. Open Floor Plans: Many mid-century homes feature open floor plans, which create a spacious and airy feel and make it easier to entertain and interact with family and friends.

  4. Connection to the Outdoors: Many mid-century homes feature large windows, sliding glass doors, and outdoor living spaces that create a seamless connection between the indoor and outdoor spaces.

  5. Sustainability: Mid-century homes were built before the advent of energy-guzzling appliances and HVAC systems, which makes them more energy-efficient and sustainable than many modern homes.

  6. Design Legacy: Mid-century homes are part of a design legacy that includes famous architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and Charles and Ray Eames. These homes are considered works of art and their designs continue to influence architecture and design today.

  7. Resilience: Many mid-century homes were built with quality materials and construction techniques that have stood the test of time. These homes are often still in great condition, even after decades of use, which makes them a solid investment.

Overall, mid-century homes offer a unique blend of style, function, and sustainability that makes them an appealing choice for many home buyers and design enthusiasts.


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