The Tree House takes its name from the giant protected Oak tree growing in the middle of the lot. In their brief to Architect Matt Fajkus, the clients asked to design a contemporary house around the tree as well as to enhance as much as possible the connection between inside and outside.
Mid-Century Home features mid-century and modern homes designed by some of the most influential modernist architects of the 20th century: Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Donald Wexler, Craig Ellwood and John Lautner are only few of them.
We want to show how contemporary architects build modern homes following the same principles of their famous predecessors. That is why, in this section, you will find a curation of contemporary homes built today but following modernist principles.
We only feature homes from contemporary architects who we believe respect the modernist principles of building and prove how Modernism is very much alive.
This contemporary home design combines new and old styles in a really nice way.
Located in in Brunswick, Australia, it combines an earlier double-fronted Victorian weatherboard home with a large concrete blade-and-beam extension designed in 2017 by Rob Kennon architects.
The B + W house in Minneapolis, MN, is an attention grabbing contemporary house featuring beautiful concrete-wood contrasts.
The Brief for this modern house in Hobart, Tasmania, was clear, it had to be seamlessly connected to the outside. This is why the design focuses on five courtyards surrounded by the living spaces, not the other way around.
Altus Architecture + Design have chosen a very appropriate name for this contemporary style home: Woodland House. When looked at from afar it is almost indistinguishable from the woodland that surrounds it.
Concrete is used to dazzling effect in this contemporary home design. Entitled Casa LP1, it is located on the outskirts of Guatemala City.
Concrete is in full force in this contemporary home design. Located in a suburban neighbourhood of Torquay, in the Australian state of Victoria.
The home was built in 2015 by Auhaus and Interiors.
This contemporary style home has a very nice name: Wild Lilac: a rough hillside covered with the plant that gives it its name.
Located in the foothills of the San Bernardino National Forest, in Southern California, the home was designed by Walker Workshop.
This contemporary house it is all about the beach. This is most apparent in the living area: a vast space, one side of which is almost completely exposed to the outdoors, thus allowing the inhabitants to drift seamlessly from house, to garden, and all the way to the nearby beachside.
Built amongst a wild and verdant forest setting of Itamambuca, just off the Atlantic coast in the state of Sao Paolo, this contemporary house clearly had to be sturdy enough to withstand the jungle’s encroachment.
Both open and busy at the same time, decorated with such effortless charm, and so completely vibrant, it really is hard to isolate particular elements of this house that deserve to be given special attention.
Architect Brandon Jorgensen wants to have a positive impact on the environment, respecting and enhancing the landscape while creating functional living solutions for his clients.
Today you can read more about his work and how the project for the Oak Knoll house evolved from restoration to an exciting new opportunity, for the architect as well as his clients.
Built in 2016 by Leo Romano Architects, and located in Goiânia, Brazil, this contemporary style home is known as the Climbing House.
If only for its sweeping roof, the name is appropriate, but the rest of the home also displays a rather upwardly mobile quality.
The Oak Pass House, as this contemporary modernist house is called, is located in Beverly Hills, and was built in 2015 by Walker Workshop, a young Los Angeles based firm run by Noah Walker.
This mid-century house blends wonderfully with its natural surroundings.
Located on a steep wooded hillside in the small village of Ansty, in rural Wiltshire, England, the house overlooks a series of 12C buildings, and, quite remarkably, it fits right in.
The Gueda House is proof, if ever you needed it, that simple design can always be eye catching. Built by Mustafa Bucar Arquitetura in 2009, the home is located in Goiânia, the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Goiás.
In an echo of the principles of Usonian architecture, this modern home by O2 Architecture, features a layout which clearly echoes the dramatic landscape in which it is situated.
Homes don’t come much more minimal than the Los Faiques Dwellings.
Situated in the subtropical Yunguilla valley, 60km away from the city of Cuenca, Ecuador, and 1400 meters above sea level, the series of modern dwellings were built in 2011 by Duran & Hermida arquitectos asociados,
The Minton Hill House is spoilt for views.
Situated in Eastern Townships, Quebec, the contemporary home design is the work of Affleck + de la Riva Architects.
The FLD House offers us a lovely example of the subtlety that all modern house architecture should aspire to.
The Modernist inspired Casa MS, built by Studio Arthur Casas, it’s located around 100 kilometres west of São Paulo on the Fazenda Boa Vista golf resort.
The Turner Residence may be one of the most discrete contemporary modern homes we’ve ever come across.
The KA House has clearly been designed with privacy in mind.
Located in Thailand, the project was initiated by Idin Architects in 2012 and completed in 2014.
The first word that sprang to mind when we stumbled upon this contemporary home design was “rustic”.
Headed up by architect Brandon Jørgensen, this house was built as his own private home.