Especially in the decades after the Second World War, the dream of a home of one’s own came true for many. The majority of private homes at that time were simple and standard, but there are examples that bear witness to the high demands of architectural design. The architects were often given a free hand. They were creative and often found unique solutions. Using examples from the region, the exhibition (Modern Living. Einfamilienhäuser in Basel und Umgebung 1945–1975) traces the cultural, historical and architectural significance of the single-family home after 1945.