Midcentury Modern Homes to Eye as ‘Mad Men’ Returns


By Melissa Allison

Don Draper returns Sunday for a final turn on “Mad Men,” but his slicked-back spirit will live on in many a midcentury modern home with exposed beams and windows clear to the roofline.

In fact, a midcentury modern home that appeared in Season 2 of the show is now on the market for $ 7.5 million.

If that’s a few million too steep, check out these midcentury modern listings starting at $ 225,000:

Glasgow, Kentucky

409 Brice Avenue
For sale: $ 225,000

Glasgow, KY

It’s the first time this home has been on the market since it was built in 1955. Like many midcentury modern homes, it features an open floor plan, natural materials such as creek stones, and walls of floor-to-ceiling glass.

See more listings in Glasgow.

Los Angeles

5158 Los Adornos Way
For sale: $ 1.997 million

Los Angeles, CA

The midcentury vibe of this 1963 home runs so thick you’d expect Samantha Stephens from “Bewitched” to greet you at the door with a martini. It features a stone-and-mirrored fireplace surround, newly polished concrete floors and a master suite with a sunken vintage tub and a private meditation garden.

Check out more Los Angeles listings.

Bloomington, Indiana

438 S. Meadowbrook Drive
For sale: $ 499,000

Bloomington, IN

Like a lot of midcentury modern homes, this one has been renovated with new wiring, plumbing, insulation and a high-efficiency heat pump — plus a year-old hot tub on the back patio.

Check out more homes for sale in Bloomington.

Jackson, Mississippi

2456 E. Northside Drive
For sale: $ 300,000

Jackson, MS

Vaulted ceilings and tall windows bring an airy feeling to this midcentury modern home, which boasts open spaces but also privacy, with a secluded patio off the master suite. The backyard also has an entertainment-ready patio with an elevated deck. (Update: The listing was removed in late March, perhaps an indication of a quick sale.)

View more homes on the market in Jackson.

Rancho Mirage, California

71767 Tunis Road
For sale: $ 499,000

Rancho Mirage, CA

Much of the appeal of midcentury moderns is their embrace of the outdoors. This 1956 home in the arid Coachella Valley features mountain and pool views — plus the requisite exposed beams of the era.

See what else is on the market in Rancho Mirage.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

1101 Sigma Chi Road Northeast
For sale: $ 375,000

Albuquerque, NM

Built in 1951, this home has international flair, with a flat roof, metal casement windows and little decorative detailing. In back, it boasts 40 feet of window walls with views of the backyard and mountains.

Check out more listings in Albuquerque.


1719 Corday St.
For sale: $ 389,900

Dallas, TX

A wall of water welcomes you into this home’s open floor plan, which was a hallmark of the architectural era. The space also features bamboo floors and a large backyard deck. (Update: This home is now off the market.)

See more homes for sale in Dallas.

Carnegie, Pennsylvania

2 Scheffield Road
For sale: $ 449,900

Carnegie, PA

This 1969 home’s open floor plan and wraparound decks are great for entertaining, or just taking in the view. “It is a masterpiece of nature and dwelling,” according to the listing.

See more homes for sale in Carnegie.

Midland, Michigan

4000 Orchard Drive
For sale: $ 585,000

Midland, MI

This 1964 home sits on 2.68 acres and features mahogany wood, broad expanses of glass and a fireplace that’s surrounded by stones reaching to the top of a soaring ceiling.

View more listings in Midland Township.

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