Deck Houses: Midcentury Modern, East Coast Style
These ‘East Coast Eichlers’ were midcentury modern homes for the masses and inspired other architects
Colin Flavin | Houzz Contributor
The Deck House Co. achieved tremendous success, building over 20,000 classic midcentury modern houses — primarily in Massachusetts and North Carolina — from its founding in 1959 to its merger with Acorn Structures in 2005. Not only were they made in great quantity, but they also were so widely copied that the term “Deck house” has become as synonymous with midcentury design in New England as “Eichler house” has become in California. Now, with the ongoing revival of interest in midcentury design, Deck houses are once again in high demand, and their high-quality construction is standing the test of time.
Midcentury Exterior, Bridgeport. Image by Luke Wayne Photography