While the term mid-century is thrown around loosely in real estate, there are some real mid-century options currently on the MLS. Some may require some imagination, some may require a heavy pocketbook but all have that mid-century flair you've been searching for. Let's explore the options.

1720 Lombardy Rd Pasadena, CA 91106
Pasadena midcentury
A cool $3.5 million allows you to step back into a simpler and more stylish time. Throw on that apron and make your family a yummy casserole in this time capsule from the 1950s. Listing courtesy Pei Chang, Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

1865 Carla Ridge Beverly Hills, CA 90210
This renovated mid-century in Beverly Hill evokes the best of the era - low slung, simple yet sexy. This estate is updated for how we live today, with materials that would not have been out of place when this home was built. Listing courtesy Rayni Williams, Hilton & Hyland

570 Evelyn Place Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The best restorations echo what the original designer would have done today. Using beautiful yet simple materials, this mid-century home was restored to perfection. Listing courtesy Michael LaMontagna, Hilton & Hyland

2867 Belden Dr Los Angeles, CA 90068
Light, bright and sexy describes this Hollywood Hills East mid-century updated in a respectful manner.
Listing courtesy Keven McConnell, Teles Properties, Inc.

4231 Don Alegre Place Baldwin Hills, CA 90008
The Baldwin Hills are my favorite reasonably priced, close to the westside option full of mid-century potentials. The amazing views of the city and/or ocean plus proximity to both downtown and the westside make this one of the biggest deals around. $1.29 million for 4 bedrooms, 2.75 baths and over 2600 square feet. The price leaves room for cosmetic updates done to your taste. The far reaching views will the envy of your friends.
Listing courtesy Scott Niles, Elements Real Estate

1145 Larrabee St #2 West Hollywood, CA 90069
midcentury condo
Swinging to the other side of the budget pendulum nets you this mid-century condo in West Hollywood for under $500,000. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath updated condo lets you live the lifestyle for less. Listing courtesy Denise Flachbart, Sotheby's International Realty

720 W Holly St Pasadena, CA 91105
This 1500 sq foot mid-century in Pasadena is crying out for your decorative touches to enhance those soaring ceilings and original features. The original kitchen is a must-see! At less than $900,000 in Pasadena, the price is right for the area and they didn't charge extra for the charm. Listing courtesy Kathy Gibson

2424 Lake View Ave Los Angeles, CA 90039
This list wouldn't be complete without a Silver Lake option, complete with staged period-correct vehicle in the carport. Updated to how we live today while staying sensitive to the mid-century esthetics of this home, you get a turn-key home for around a million. Listing courtesy William Baker, Deasy Penner & Partners

8570 Hillside Ave Los Angeles, CA 90069
I love seeing respectful updates of iconic mid-century homes, especially ones like this compound in the Hollywood Hills. Listing courtesy Billy Rose, The Agency

6670 Whitley Terrace Los Angeles, CA 90068
This Whitley Heights HPOZ view home has original features and a view for days. Listing courtesy Mark A. Diffie, Lotus Estate Properties

4651 Castle Crest Dr Los Angeles, CA 90041
Retro flair abounds at this mid-century in Eagle Rock. Original kitchens and bathrooms add to the charm. Listing courtesy Glenn Shelhamer, Magno Realty Group

2120 Rodney Dr Los Angeles, CA 90027
Offered at $1.89 million, this Los Feliz income property allows you to experience that midcentury charm while having tenants pay your mortgage. Listing courtesy Gary Goren, Maser Condo Sales Team

Ready for your own mid-century abode? Or something similar? Contact me and let's tour some potentials!