Mid century modern homes are our favorites. Can you blame us? Known for organic materials, clean lines, lots of lighting, unclutertedness and gorgeously designed open spaces, this architectural, interior and furniture design style began in the 1940s ’50s and ’60s.
Now, mid century modern design is recognized by museums and scholars worldwide as a significant design movement according to Modern Homes. Isn’t that amazing? No surprise most homes built in the mid century are inhabited by celebs! With their huge paychecks, stars can easily afford those classic homes, interiors and furniture pieces we’ve dreamt about.
Want to see exactly what stars live the stylish mid century modern lifestyle? We’ve rounded some A Listers with excellent taste who have snagged exquisite mid century modern homes in New York City.
Kirsten Dunst – Soho Loft
Kirsten Dunst knows urban living. Her incredible Soho penthouse with an industrial edge features lf-foot ceilings, wide plank custom wood floors, exposed brick wall and copper lighting fixtures. It also boasts a minimal decor with neutral tones.
Seated in a prime real estate country of Manhattan, this loft with vintage charm boasts mid century furniture like Hans Wegner’s comfy yet sophisticated Papa Bear Chair. Wegner is also behind the avant garde Shell Chair.
Maggie Gyllenhaal – Brooklyn Townhouse
Source: Architectural Digest
According to Architectural Digest, Maggie Gyllenhaal worked with architect Elizabeth Roberts and designer John Erik Karkulaon in her townhouse with usually high ceilings. This bright Brooklyn brownstone features a massive art collection, vintage pieces and numerous fireplaces.
The four story home provides lots of places to curl up with a book. One of them is the well lit study – it has an enveloping comfy Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen, a movie poster and a metal pendant light. Don’t you love this eclectic mix of styles?
Meryl Streep – Tribeca Penthouse
Of course, Oscar winning actress, the queen of Hollywood Meryl Streep would have a mid century modern gem of her own. The fact is that she has two, a house in Pasadena and a sprawling Tribeca penthouse.
She surely has avidly embraced the uniqueness of mid century modern aesthetics. Her four bedroom lux penthouse has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, offering lovely views of the city. You surely can’t expect nothing less from Hollywood Royalty!
Jennifer Connelly – Brooklyn Mansion
With a grand limestone facade and spectacular mid century features, Jennifer Connelly’s mansion may be considered one of Brooklyn’s most show stopping homes. This mansion with a high level of detail has beautiful views of Prospect Park.
The light filled library showcases original windows, hardwood floors and a cozy bench. It’s filled with sleek mid century furniture and decor pieces like the sculptural Tulip Table also by Saarinen.
We hope you loved to learn about the gorgeous NYC homes of Hollywood’s most style-savvy stars. For the MCM pieces above, visit Manhattan Home Design. Founded by Daniel Levy, entrepreneurial success award winner according to Fox News, Manhattan Home Design produces coveted items.