8 Mid-Century Modern Houses for Sale for Under $300,000

published Jun 29, 2020
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When you consider the wide spectrum of architectural styles, mid-century modern (or MCM)seem s to be a perennial favorite. With its futuristic, industrial design and signature elements (built-ins, large windows, flat roofs, and to name a few), it’s easy to see why.

It’s also easy to assume that buying an authentic MCM home will cost you a pretty penny. But that’s not necessarily so. The housing market is full of listings for MCM homes—many of them listed for $300,000 or less. Don’t believe it? Check out these charming MCM houses.

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Address: 8004 W. Dreyer Place, West Allis, Wisconsin
Price: $209,900
Size: 2,873 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5+

If you like the neutral stone exterior of this home, we have good news: That same material can be found inside on a fireplace surround that takes up an entire wall. Built-ins and a retro rec room with a bar add further charm to this listing from Realty Executives.

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Address: 2537 E. Edison St., Tucson, Arizona
Price: $279,000
Size: 1,967 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2

With an exterior of wire-cut bricks, this home offers spacious rooms as well as updates like energy-efficient windows, slate kitchen countertops, and tile throughout. Its heritage, however, can be seen in the family room’s beige granite fireplace and the patio’s classic aluminum cover.


Address: 5016 Lamb Drive, Oak Lawn, Illinois
Price: $231,111
Size: 1,500 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5

Residents requiring privacy (and ample shoe storage) will love the spacious bedrooms with large closets in this ranch. The living room—with hardwood floors and a stone fireplace—is sure to be a popular gathering spot. As is the full basement, with a bar and an additional 1,500 square feet of unfinished living space.

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Address: 23650 S. Woodland Road, Beachwood, Ohio
Price: $239,000
Size: 2,332 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2

When you enter this home—originally designed in the California modern style—you’re greeted by views of the living areas as well as the spacious patio and backyard through large glass windows. Woodwork abounds, including built-ins, parquet floors, and wood-paneled walls.

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Address: 25 High Forest Drive, Belleville, Illinois
Price: $285,000
Size: 3,615 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5

Built by architect Charles Kind, known for his MCM houses, this home is packed with appeal. Walls of floor-to-ceiling windows let in natural light and outdoor views, while a sunken seating area with a fireplace practically begs for you to lounge in it. In the back, you’ll find a huge patio and a screened-in sun porch—perfect for entertaining.

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Address: 405 McAdoo St., Little Rock, Arkansas
Price: $249,900
Size: 2,522 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5

Two large skylights illuminate the open floorplan of this home. The updated kitchen is a chef’s dream with stainless steel appliances, a huge center island, ample storage and counter space, and a glass tile backsplash. Don’t miss the office-slash-library with wood built-ins.

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Address: 6927 Bedford Ave., Omaha, Nebraska
Price: $210,000
Size: 1,910 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2

The main floor of this darling home feels open and airy thanks to vaulted ceilings (with attractive exposed beams) and a huge wall of windows. Modern pendant lights, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances add style to the kitchen while the master bedroom, with a spacious walk-in closet and vanity, has been fully renovated.

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Address: 4877 Kessler Blvd. E. Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana
Price: $240,000
Size: 3,464 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5

This home is well integrated into its lot (another MCM signature), which boasts lush landscaping and foliage that can be enjoyed from the screened porch with soaring ceiling. The refinished hardwood floors and two ventless gas fireplaces are nice perks, and families with kids will appreciate the rolling lawn and full basement.