Can a 19-car garage and midcentury modern design coexist?
From time capsule homes to vintage thrift finds, it’s easy to
love the style of the 1950s and 1960s. But is it possible to build
new takes on midcentury modern
design, whether it’s a
prefab kit home or a high-end luxury home?
this five-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath contemporary in Winter
Park, Florida. The sprawling home measures 8,910 square feet and
was built in 2013, two factors that may seem antithetical to
midcentury modern design. Still, the home’s midcentury
inspiration is clear, including an open floor plan that’s built
around an enviable central courtyard with a light and airy
The front facade features a mix of stone and glass, with
geometric circles of landscaping widening out from the entry door.
Inside, tall glass windows provide plenty of light and all of the
bedrooms feature views out onto the courtyard and pool.
Other top-notch amenities include white porcelain glass tile
throughout, automatic roll-down hurricane shutters, and
wood-paneled ceilings. Beyond the size of the house, where the
listing might falter in its midcentury authenticity, however, is
the 19-car garage—that’s about as anti-Usonian as it gets.
Still, even if the central courtyard and long horizontal lines
aren’t enough to sell the home’s midcentury inspiration, it is
a breathe of fresh air in a Florida market dominated with
tiled-roof Mediterraneans. If it looks like a fit for you,
511 West Canton Avenue is on the market now for $3,200,000.
An aerial view of the home’s party-ready courtyard.
Wood-paneled ceilings, long horizontal lines, and large windows
point to the home’s midcentury inspiration.
The kitchen uses pops of wood to break up the all-white design.
Each bedroom boasts views onto the courtyard, a common feature in
The outdoor pool as seen from one of the home’s six bedrooms.
Lounging areas in the central courtyard.
The long 19-car garage features 20-foot ceilings.
Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Midcentury-inspired home with 19-car garage asks .2M