Living the American Dream: Three Mid-century Modern Celebrity Homes


Hollywood's love affair with Art Deco is well known, yes, but there's nothing more American than Mid-century Modern. It's a style that embodies everything about the American Dream and it suits every kind of home, from a one-room apartment to a magnificent mansion.

It's also a style beloved by all kinds of celebrities, from actors to famous designers.

We're taking a look at three magnificent examples of Mid-century Modern style, brought to you by the rich and famous.

James Marsden, Hollywood Hills


The X-Men star managed to bag a beautiful 1959 house designed by Edward H. Fickett, who also designed such Mid-century Modern Marvels as the Los Angeles Police Academy and Dodger Stadium.

A perfect reflection of the style of the era, this house is full of wide-open spaces and easy flow from room to room - and that's not even mentioning the perfect, true-to-the-era decor.

Our favorite: The dining area and breakfast nook - so quintessentially 1950s and wide-open, inviting guests to make themselves at home.

Top Tip: Spruce up your entertainment area with this iron, bronze and tile dry bar with matching stools.

Corbin Bernsen, Sherman Oaks


Just last month, veteran actor Corbin Bernsen put his modest Mid-century Modern home on the market.

This 1949 house is surrounded by half an acre of woody open space overlooking the San Fernando Valley and providing awe-inspiring views.

Our favorite: The spacious, clean living area, gently illuminated by a classic round chandelier.

Top Tip: Light up your living area with these Sputnik-inspired wall sconces.

Steven Meisel, Trousdale Estates

Source: Architectural Digest

Trust a designer to take Mid-century Modern Styling to the next level. Steven Meisel made his name with Versace by delving into retro stylings and he pulled no punches when redesigning his Trousdale Estates home in a neighborhood that, at the time, was definitely not considered cool.

Our favorite: This is a tough one, but we're going with the double-up living area with its layers of detail, from the bucket seats to the clean lines, the sunburst mirror to the organic glass.

Top Tip: Embrace the artistic functionality of the era with this Elephant Champagne Cooler.

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