The Avocado Acres House is a lovely modern take on the traditional mid-century home. Located in Encinitas, California, and completed in 2015, it was built by architect Lloyd Russell.
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This solitary house in the mountains really stands out among contemporary architecture homes.
Situated on the outskirts of Nagano, Japan, it cuts razor-like into the craggy environment in which it sits.
One typically associates the New York townhouse with an era prior to the explosion of modernist homes in the middle of the 20th century.
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
Casa Caúcaso is the striking, well-poised family home of architect José Juan Rivera Río. Located in Mexico City, it was made using regionally-sourced concrete, wood, marble, and glass.
To say that the Casa Boaçava celebrates the right angle would be to state the obvious. Indeed, in this São Paulo-located house, completed in 2011, cubes and cuboids abound in different iterations throughout the structure.
In the Yokouchi Residence, Tokyo-based architects Kidosaki Architects Studio have produced a delightful fusion of traditional Japanese and modernist home architecture.
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.
Hawaii has quite a pedigree for modernist architecture. Indeed, this website recently covered Vladimir Ossipoff’s famous Goodsill House, which clearly captured the curious fusion of Japanese and American modernist influences
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.
Casa em Aldeia da Serra by SPBR architects is pure minimal. Located in Aldeia da Serra, in Portugal, it looks right out of the Le Corbusier instruction manual.
The entire structure rests on four pillars, which raise the building such that a large space is made available beneath the main structure.
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?
The Hover House is like a massive minimalist art piece. Newly-built, it is situated in beachside Mt. Martha in Australia. The stripped-down effect that such minimalism conveys offers an extremely straightforward celebration of…
The Paramount Residence is another interesting new-build by Baldridge Architects. This site recently covered the Mohle Drive Residence, also in Austin, Texas, which expertly integrated
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.
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.
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.
This newly built house is a lovely marriage of contemporary demands and mid-century style and efficiency. Situated in Cupertino, California, and designed by William Leddy of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, it has consciously modelled itself on the Case Study House program…
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.
Franklin Mountain House, cuts quite a solitary figure at its high position in the Rio Grande river valley, Texas.
Designed by Hazelbaker Rush architects in 2015, the house is situated in the Franklins Foothills, on a sheer hillside 800 feet above El Paso.
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.
Curves are the first thing that comes to mind when looking at the Lauriston House.
Completed in 2016 and situated in the Kyneton in the Australian state of Victoria, the modern organic house was designed by Seeley Architects.
Peter Grueneisen’s architectural practice is characterised by a rather hands on and flexible approach to modern architecture.
Such an approach partly arises from the practice architect’s background.
Located in Coconut Grove, Florida, it was built in 1968 by the architect Alfred Browning Parker.
This modernist house was built to surround the palm trees which already stood on the land, it is a veritable symphony in wood.
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.