As we approach the last days of 2016, let’s take a stroll through some of the most memorable—and covetable—midcentury modern homes that went on the market this year. We’ve got time capsules, jewel boxes, and never-before-seens, from Kansas City to Kalamazoo, some still available, and others long-gone. Whether they were designed by big-names like Frank Lloyd Wright or are of mysterious provenance, here are 10 houses that we loved this year.
Custom-built and virtually untouched, this 1968-stunner boasts three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths over 2,366 square feet, incredible views of the Valley, and what seems to be all-original interiors. It’s still available for $1,995,000.
The 1,776-square-foot, three-bedroom Snower Residence in Kansas City is believed to be only one of two Marcel Breuer-designed homes west of the Mississippi River.
The perfectly-preserved Olfet House with all original furniture in tact caused a sensation when it first came on the market back in June. The 2,647-square-foot three-bedroom is shockingly still up for sale for $1,395,000 after a $100,000 price cut.
This spectacular 2,600-square-foot 1967 house is located in the neighborhood of Highland Park and was designed by P.J. McCarty. A sale is currently pending on the $949,000 list price.
Just like a movie set, this 2,240-square-foot four-bedroom will keep the party going long after all the guests have left.
This jaw-dropping beauty was designed in 1955 for James and Sally Kirkpatrick, whose college roommate Frances Hollister happened to be married to George Nelson—Herman Miller’s longtime director of design. The four-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot home also included most of the furniture—and sold in about a week.
The 1961, glass-encased 1,868-square-foot three-bedroom sold for $150,000 over the asking price of $589,000.
Built in 1969, this 4,650-square-foot two-bedroom features all of its original stone, glass, wood, and concrete details in pristine condition.
The 2,287-square-foot Hollis House was built in 1978 and towers over a golf course and has amazing views of the Pasadena skyline and the San Gabriel mountains. It sold for $1,340,000 in October.
Though we don’t know much about this home, the 3,200-square-foot, three-bedroom is "custom built" and "architect-designed," boasts a plethora of period details, and sold for around $350,000.