The Mid-Century Builder emerged after WWII to provide inexpensive housing for returning soldiers and their families. These homes are common in suburban areas but can be found anywhere. As communities sprawled in the 1950s and 1960s, housing had to be built fast to accommodate them. Function rather than style was its defining feature.
Post-World War II Styles (1935-1970)
The West Coast Modern style developed from a modernist approach to suburban living and a rainforest climate. The style first appeared in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland in the 1930s. Architects in these regions drew inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, the International Style, and Japanese residential design.