Mid-century homes are known for their vibrant interiors and plush exteriors. With plenty of natural, earthy and wooden elements, there’s usually an open floor plan which really helps when you’re using bigger cameras than the standard DSLR. There’s plenty of homely features which look very aesthetic on camera, and depending on what you’re looking to film or photograph, you’re bound to find picture perfect frames in these houses. That said, here’s our pick for the best mid-century homes to rent for filming and photography in New York.

10. Mid-Century Home in South Bronx

Originally built in 1901, this property was recently remodeled to fit a more modern character while retaining its rustic original character. This comes through very clearly with the exposed bricks. The interiors are cosy and bright, with the sun coming in through the tall and short windows. All the furniture is carefully selected to match the aesthetics and the use of different textures and colors really looks spectacular on camera. Other features include a fireplace and a patio space on each floor.

Available on Giggster, starting at $175/hr.

9. Mid-Century Home at the Waterfront

An idyllic once acre property with a lavish home, this mid-century home will transport you to a different space. Situated on a tree filled park with incredible vista of the waterfront, you’re sure to enjoy some special frames with the camera. Being treated specially for photo and film, this place has all the nuanced characteristics that make it a special set. There’s even a fully wood clad studio available on site which is a great space for your projects.

Available on Giggster, starting at $222/hr.

8. Jasper Johns’ Mid-Century Studio & House

The studio and home of renowned painter Jasper Johns, this is the ultimate artists home. The second floor features a double-height studio which lets in volumes of natural light using a skylight, unique floor-to-ceiling roll up windows and ,non-artsy but still beautiful, windows. Bound by an old stone wall and a meandering stream this mid-century home looks surreal on any footage, film or photo.

Available on Giggster, starting at $55/hr.

7. Mid-Century Home with Glass Walls

A spectacular lot with a huge, green yard, this mid-century home is made prettier by the quaint, charming surroundings it exists in. There’s a lot of glass used in the front facade of the home letting in a flood of sunlight - perfect conditions for a camera to operate in. The interiors of the house are extremely photo-friendly with dashes of color on otherwise plain walls. There’s multiple seating areas available inside and outside, adding to the conversational and party nature the house seems to radiate.

Available on Giggster, starting at $450/hr.

6. Mid-Century Apartment with Backyard

A mid-century apartment that looks like it's in Anywhere,U.S.A; this condo is extremely well maintained and furnished with tasteful decor elements. Compact with an open floor plan, the artworks and fixtures really add a sophisticated chic appeal to this home. There’s also a lush green backyard with a gorgeous seating area which looks great on the camera.

Available on Giggster, starting at $175/hr.

5. 2 Bedroom Mid-Century Apartment

Comfortable mid-century home with a touch of eclectic and designer decor, this Bohemian apartment is quite the visual treat. A very modest, homely feel radiates from the condo which is caught on camera. There’s an equipped chef’s kitchen, multiple bedrooms, a dining room and a living room. Dark walls and floors, without too much natural light make it a desirable location if you’re looking for controlled lighting.

Available on Giggster, starting at $85/hr.

4. Historic Mid-Century Zen House

Once owned by Guzton Borglum, the master sculptor who designed and carved Mount Rushmore, there’s a lot of history in this home. A ranch-style mansion with Zen vibes, there was a lot of thought put into its planning. Eye-catching stone walls help add extra decor elements to an already stunning looking manicured yard. The property has a 60-foot lap swimming pool, a mid-century modern pool house with a great room, a pond and a lot of Zen areas spread over its 3.5 acres.

Available on Giggster, starting at $195/hr.

3. Mid-Century Townhouse with Backyard

A minimal Americana home with quaint interiors and powerful artworks, this property has a great look for the camera. Dark floors and furniture provide great contrast to the white walls. There’s also a picturesque backyard which is just the perfect idyllic place to shoot any outdoor scenes in a suburban NY. There’s multiple rooms and each have their own quirky nuanced features and elements. A family home through and through, there’s a lot you can accomplish here by moving a few things around.  

Available on Giggster, starting at $300/hr.

2. Mid-Century Mansion with Fancy Interiors

A mid-century mansion decorated with Art Deco aesthetics, there’s plenty of strong, official character the place exudes. Ornate ceilings, brick fireplaces, a home library and a ballroom are just some of the camera pleasing features the mansion houses. There’s also plenty of artworks and a spiral staircase which looks incredible when used to film.

Available on Giggster, starting at $290/hr.

1. Mid-Century Colonial Residence

A contemporary mid-century colonial home, this property is quite the looker. An exquisite location where the house stands out as the only thing in sight, you’re going to have a great time working on your projects here. With a lush lawn up front and a forestline view from the back deck, there’s no shortage of natural elements to spruce up the exteriors. Inside, the colonial residence, is moderately decorated with plain furniture and walls which allows you to visually treat the location how you see fit.

Available on Giggster, starting at $125/hr.

Mid-century homes are perfect for all kinds of film and photo production needs. Often varied in types and styles, there’s a lot you can hope to accomplish while filming here. If you’re interested in any of these locations for your next shoot, or want to know more about them, see more pictures perhaps, then please follow the links provided.

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