* Clean and sleek lines
* Organic and geometric shapes
* Function over form AKA an emphasis on functionality
* Low-pitched hip roofs and low-pitched gable roofs
* Roof overhangs with exposed rafters or an open eave
* The use of contrasting materials, traditional (wood) and non-traditional (plastic, glass, vinyl, Plexiglass, Lucite, and vinyl)
* A range of colors - from muted to bold and graphic uses of black and white
* Minimal fuss, clutter, and ornamentation
* Detached garage
* Large, linear, flat windows
* Recessed, covered front entryway
Broadly speaking, it describes the period of time from roughly 1935 to 1975, as part of the larger modernist movement with roots in the Industrial Revolution, though some argue this particular movement is only specific to 1947 - 1957.
Ranches and split-level homes are common and feature clean lines and subtle organic curves, eclectic varieties of materials, and uncluttered and simplistic decoration with retro-inspired vibes.
There are 349 Mid Century Modern Style Homes in California currently.