Visit a mid-century modern house museum!

pink-bathroom-leo-carilloThe Leo Carillo Ranch in Carlsbad, California has two 1930s pink bathrooms. alexander-girard-interiors-the-miller-house The Miller house in Columbus, Indiana has interiors designed by Alexander Girard.
wilsonkitchen-newThe Wilson House in Temple, Texas showcases colorful and artfully applied vintage laminate. Carl-Sandburg-kitchenThe Carl Sandburg home in Flat Rock, North Carolina has steel kitchen cabinets.
Manitoga-Dragon-RockRussel Wright’s Manitoga & Dragon Rock in Garrison, NY is a stunning mix of nature and architecture. gracelandA mid century house fit for the king — Elvis Presley’s Graceland is in Memphis, Tennessee.
Gropius-HouseThe Gropius House in Lincoln, Mass. is an influential home in modern American architectural design. Frelinghuysen-Morris-Studio-HomeThe Frelinghuysen Morris House in Lenox, Mass. is the first “modern” home in New England.
Marjorie-post-Hillwood-1950s-bathroomThe heiress of the Post cereal fortune had a pink bathroom at Hillwood Estate in Washington, D.C.
louis-armstong-house0kitchenThe Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, NY is as jazzy as Louis himself.
Dymaxion House interiorThe Dymaxion House in Dearborn, Michigan was designed by Buckminster Fuller. Gordon-House-back-yardFrank Lloyd Wright’s Gordon House in Silverton, Oregon is a classic Usonian home.
glass houseThe Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut seamlessly blends with nature. historic-home-museumsVisit our page and see all the Historic Mid Century House Museums You Can Visit.

Thanks everyone for the fun and fabulous week beginning to tour historic mid century house museums together. We started this week with 59 house museums on our epic list — and with your help, our list has continued to grow. Thank you, and keep the tips coming! We counted, and so far we have done stories on 13 of the houses on our list (above). Moving forward, we’ll aim to cover another new/old historic house museum every week or so until we make it through the list. (We have some amazing stories already in the queue!) Maybe we’ll even visit a few of the houses in person. If you do — we’d love to hear all about it.

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Comments

  1. Nancy B says

    Great week!! So good to have the list (fun trips), & so very interesting to see inside these mid century wonders (great ideas for our own homes)! You never disappoint! Always a story to enrich our retro lives!

  2. linda h says

    The house profile in your “Visit…” series this week makes me wonder when Kate will come out with more Christmas putz houses. I guess that will be in the fall. I could make some this summer by doing the reverse view of each pattern from last year. It was just so much fun, but I probably shoudn’t be in such a hurry.

  3. Lauryn says

    You are KILLING me, Pam. Fabulous posts this week and I have had NO time to delve into their deliciousness. Will be bookmarking this one, as well as Monday’s post, for some future raining day when I can travel into the past via these historic homes. Thank you for doing such amazing research on this topic!!

  4. Jamie says

    Not exactly a museum…but on our honeymoon we stayed at The Mulburn Inn in Bethlehem, NH. The kitchen had the original 1930’s gas stove that the landlady used to cook our breakfast, and our bathroom was 1930’s PINK with a totally cartoony looking toilet and sink. We got to tour the other rooms as well, many of which had equally exciting vintage bathrooms.

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