Tag: Modern Homes

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Contemporary WI02 House Is A Feast For The Eyes

The WI02 house in Caldes de Malavella, Spain, makes quite an immediate impression.

This contemporary house is like a grand porch, where “three courtyards modulate the atmospheric conditions and the privacy between the inside and the outside”.

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Solitary Modernism in Mexico

The Casa en el Valle is a modern house highly influenced by the Californian mid-century style: it’s a real thing of beauty.

Resting in solitude in the Valley of Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

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Modernist House in San Jose, Bows Down To Its Surroundings

The Estancia y Ficus modernist house in Costa Rica designed by Cañas Arquitectos, subordinates everything to its surroundings. A small retreat amongst the numerous flora, shrubs, trees and vines (the Ficus of the name), it overlooks the country’s capital city of San Jose below.

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3 Modern Houses With a Strong Modernist Footprint

Over the years many have cast doubt on the merits of modernist architecture. Yet its success is all but confirmed in newly built homes, which frequently feature some of the key elements pioneered by such luminaries as Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and Richard Neutra, just to name few.

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Mid-century Home by Bruce McCarty is pure strength

Strength is the first word that comes to mind when looking at this mid-century home in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built by Bruce McCarty in 1959, it is no surprises that it remained with its first owner for over 50 years. After all, why would you want to part with such a place?

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Utterly Immaculate Modern House by Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects

Built recently by Brugge-based firm Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects, this contemporary house is located just outside the Belgian city of Ghent.

The Modernist inspiration for this contemporary house is visible in the long floating horizontal concrete framework that defines its minimalistic design.


Movement and Elegance Combine in Romano’s Casa Do Patio

For his design for the Caso Do Patio, architect Leo Romano has balanced features carefully throughout the house to create a wonderful sense of movement and play. Located in Goiania, Brazil, and finished in November 2013, it follows a mid-century design updated with numerous classy modern touches.


A Shiny Prefab House in Joshua Tree National Park

The beauty of the Blue Sky prototype house resides as much in its location as the house itself. Situated in the Joshua Tree National Park in south eastern California, with piñon and juniper trees surrounding the structure and a seasonal stream running underneath, it is quite a spectacular environment in which to build a home.

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The Rose House is Richard Neutra With The Lights Turned Up

This dazzling mid-century home is like Neutra’s Singleton Residence with the lights turned up. Located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, it was originally built by architects Conrad Buff, Dennis Straub, and Don Hensman in 1963 for Hollywood costume designer Helen Rose.

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A Mid-Century Inspired Renovation in San Diego

Daniel’s passion for mid-century modern houses began the same way it has for many others: gazing transfixed at a photo of the Eames lounge chair. The early encounter has led to Luczak residing in a period mid-century home designed by the architect Bruce Daumann.

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A Refreshing Retreat From Taipei by Architect Marc Gerritsen

The Naked House is quite an apt name for a house so completely open to the outdoors. That said, it’s not a name you would find a period modernist house being called.

Truly, this is a distinctly contemporary take on the modernist aesthetic. Located in Ko Samui, Thailand, it was designed by architect Marc Gerritsen as his own personal residence.