This mid-century modern home is a design love letter to 1970s chic |

Ever wondered what mid-century modern perfection looks like? Call off the search because this home designed by Malyev Schafer is the epitome of mid-century modern chic.

Homeowner and interior designer Yana Schafer, the co-founder of Malyev Schafer (opens in new tab), brought the family home to life by exploring a reverence for 70s architecture and decor, preserving and re-envisioning its history with equal care. 

Yana lives near New York City with her husband and their three children in this house, originally designed by architect Lawrence Stern. She honored the vintage spirit of the home while introducing contemporary elements.  

black clad mid century home

(Image credit: Andrew Frasz)

‘We saw the home listed before we were even serious about buying and fell in love with its West Coast mid-century aesthetic, particularly with its Richard Neutra-esque central glass atrium,’ remembers Yana. 

‘We knew houses like these don’t come on the East Coast market often, so the home itself became the deciding factor in moving to the suburbs.’

mid-century home hallway with glass atrium

(Image credit: Andrew Frasz)

The home is located in the New York City suburbs in Short Hills, New Jersey (just over half an hour from NYC). The neighborhood is known for its sprawling parks, reservation, and wooded setting.

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