Eight renovated mid-century homes that marry period and contemporary details

City Beach Residence, Australia, by Design Theory

Australian studio Design Theory looked to preserve the "considerable mid-century charm" of this home on the coast of Perth during its renovation (top and above), remaining true to the rich palette of natural materials found in the original design.

Brandaw Residence, US, by 180 Degrees Design + Build and CBTWO Architects

A new double-height living room with a pitched roof and full-height glazing was added to modernise this 1960s home in Phoenix, creating sightlines up and out towards nearby Camelback Mountain.

Hampstead House, UK, by Coppin Dockray

This house in Hampstead was originally designed by British architect Trevor Dannatt in 1960 as London's answer to the post-war Case Study Houses built by the likes of Richard Neutra and the Eameses in California.

Beverly Hills villa, US, by Heusch

Historical images helped architecture firm Heusch to restore this Beverly Hills villa to its former glory and reverse some of its "unfortunate transformations" over the years.

Palermo house, US, by OWIU

California studio OWIU retained several original elements during the renovation of this 1955 home in LA's San Rafael Hills, among them the glass-block walls and wooden ceiling beams, which were exposed from under false ceilings and sanded down to reveal their natural colour.

Brasília apartment, Brazil, by Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura

This apartment is located inside Brasília's historic Superquadra 308 Sul, the first "superblock" apartment complex constructed as part of architect Lucio Costa's 1957 master plan for the new Brazilian capital.

Malibu Surf Shack, US, by Kelly Wearstler

When interior designer Kelly Wearstler turned this 1950s beachfront cottage in Malibu into a bohemian retreat for herself and her family, she retained the original wood-panelled walls and selected finishes that were "hand-crafted, rustic and raw" to match the existing material palette.

Golden House, US, by SHED

Seattle architecture firm SHED had to make several aggressive interventions when renovating this 1950s building in nearby Shoreline, which was originally constructed as a family home but had previously been divided up to serve as a retirement home.

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