Open up any architecture magazine these days and it becomes quickly apparent that the Midcentury Modern movement has returned with a vengeance.
With its flat planes, large glass windows and open spaces, Midcentury Modern reflects the ideals of a handful of mid-20th century architects who believed that a forward-looking style could help bring about social advancement. Names like Richard Neutra, William Krisel, both of whom were trained by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, come to mind.
215 Williams Drive
One excellent example of Midcentury Modern can be found at 215 Williams Drive, on the north side of Indianapolis. Situated on a cul-de-sac lot in prestigious Williams Creek, this beautiful home exudes oneness with nature, with lofty trees and minimal disruption to the original landscape.
Soaring walls of glass flood the rooms with natural light, minimizing the separation between inside and out, and stimulating the senses. These expansive panes of glass also permit light to enter the rooms from different angles.
Magnificent in design and scale, the home’s interior is defined by extended geometric lines that boldly intersect at clean, right angles. One can easily imagine a room furnished with low-slung sofas and other modern accents. Even a vintage touch would work.
Vaulted ceilings with exposed wooden beams provide a sense of loftiness. A bar area is perfect for entertaining the family and guests.
The flat rooflines are one of the most distinctive characteristics Midcentury Modern architecture. It is not uncommon for homes of this style to exude modern ranch-style flare, with gable roofs.