International Style & Mid-Century Modern

The Vintage Homes: International Style & Mid-Century Modern


The International style first emerged in the 1920s and 1930s and originated from a book by the same name that identified the key characteristics of modernism across the world. The style is based on modern structural principles and focuses on the use of materials such as concrete, glass and steel structural supports. Much like the Bauhaus philosophy, followers of this style avoided decoration based on the belief that form should follow function. Uniquely American, Mid-Century Modern homes share many traits with homes built in the International Style, but tend to be less formal and somewhat more organic in form. The highly practical, family friendly 1950s Ranch is one example. You can find International Style and Mid-Century Modern homes across the Denver Metro area, with some of the finest examples in the Bonnie Brae and Virginia Village neighborhoods of Denver.