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5 midcentury modern homes you can buy right now

Run, don’t walk!

There’s no shortage of desirable midcentury modern homes for sale across the country, but that also means you have to act fast: One property’s website screamed in all caps: “Sold in one week at full price!” Here are five homes featuring glazed, open-plan living, indoor-outdoor integration, swooping—or flat and low—rooflines, and most importantly, all the retro vibes, that are still on the market today.

Case Study House #21, Los Angeles, California

Considered among the most important homes in Los Angeles, the 1958-built, two-bed-two-bath, 1,280-square foot Bailey House was designed by architect Pierre Koenig as part of the Case Study House (CSH) program sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine. It’s asking $4,500,000. (Photos via Zillow.)

Updated midcentury home in South Austin, Texas

This 2,556-square-foot three bedroom was built in 1948 but was recently updated for modern living, featuring a lush backyard with a glimmering pool, casita, and sport court. Located in the Travis Heights neighborhood, it’s asking $1,249,000. (Photos via Zillow.)

Midcentury mystery house, Quincy, Illinois

Still a mystery, still remarkable, still on the market: The three-bedroom spans 2,115 square feet and has only had two owners. Its provenance is unknown, but we think it was built sometime in the 1960s. (Photos via Zillow.)

The Dauterive Residence in View Park, Los Angeles

This glamorous 1964 time capsule has it all: Terrazzo floors, stone fireplace, mod wallpaper, bold colors throughout—and a healthy dose of kitsch. Designed by acclaimed architect Paul Williams, the 2,910-square-foot three-bedroom is listed for $1,249,000. (Photos via 4351 Mount Vernon.)

Shoreline home with views of the shoreline in Washington

Perhaps more contemporary than midcentury, as Curbed Seattle notes, this 1956-built three-bedroom, 3,180-square-foot property boasts an impressive expanse of windows that frame stunning views of Puget Sound—and an entirely modern update of the interiors. It’s asking $1,819,000. (Photos via Zillow.)