Mid-century Modern

Mid-Century Homes for Sale – Renovated

Mid-Century Homes for Sale – Renovation Opportunities

What Makes a Home “Mid-Century Modern”?

- Mid-century Modern homes feature an open floor plan, often centered around a living-dining-entertainment space, with narrow hallways leading off to bedrooms.  These homes were constructed between 1940-1965, although we see homes in Naples built in the 1970’s in this style.

- These homes celebrated space age technology and American mobility and are constructed with “industrial” materials such as terrazzo tiles, concrete and steel, with exteriors clad in brick, wood, stone and in Naples, stucco.

- The concept of “glass walls” influenced the placement of windows with a fluid boundary between indoor and outdoor space.  This isn’t seen as much in southwest Florida, probably due to the heat (central air was not common in the 1950’s) and our torrential summer storms.

- Another common architectural element are the creative rooflines – wing roofs, flat roofs, multidirectional shed roofs, etc.   It is believed many of the mid-century modern homes in Naples survived hurricane Donna in 1960 because of their flat roofs.

My aim is to raise the profile Mid-Century design and modernist principles in Naples.  I want to see the integrity of these homes on our coast acknowledged and preserved.  Join me!

There are very few Mid-Century homes remaining in Old Naples.  Alas many have yielded to the dozers.  If you have the means and opportunity to save one of the few remaining, my suggestion is to move quickly and be ready to renovate.  

Lake Park, Brookside, Midtown and Big Cypress are neighborhoods where Mid-Century homes can still be found but may need extensive renovations.  

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