Starting in the late 1930s and continuing into the 1960s, modern minded architects in the U.S. and elsewhere began to rethink and re-conceive the way in which they designed and built private residences and other structures. Thus was born the mid-century modern movement. Devotees and pioneers of the style discovered that building with an exoskeleton of steel not only tossed traditional building techniques on their ear, but allowed for the wide open interior spaces and vast walls of glass that came to characterize the mid-century modern movement. While the modern style certainly had its devotees, it never achieved main stream acceptance and as a result many mid-century modern homes fell into a state of neglect and disrepair. In the early to mid 1990s the mid-century modern style had a resurgence that continues today. All over the country design oriented people rediscovered the pared down elegance and simplicity of the style and began buying up and renovating the houses back to their former mid-century modern glory. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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