The strong architectural forms of this lakeside modern are the backdrop for several new outdoor spaces, such as a Zen garden, swimming pool, and entry courtyard that all compliment the house by using like materials and extending the forms into the landscape.
Every element in this modern foyer — from the frosted glass windows to the abstract statue to the architecture itself — quietly announces to guests that they are in for a treat in this gorgeous home. The rich hardwood and stacked stone add warmth to the room.
A sleek fireplace is the focal point of this chic living space that blends traditional architectural details and contemporary furnishings. The bold navy sofa and glass coffee table pairs with graphic-patterned and chrome chairs for a welcoming, comfortable seating area.
Through a colorful doorway and past a tastefully appointed parlor is a breathtaking living room. The dark stained floors, which run through the entire house, were laid by Julio, who taught himself the skills he needed to accomplish the job. The white masks that hang from the far wall are his creations as well. The masks offer a modern way to bring classic Angolan art home. The ornate fireplace, one of four hearths this home boasts, is original to the space, as is the decorative scrollwork that runs across moldings and ceilings in this room. The way that Kenza and Julio have maintained the architecture of the home, is a reminder not to remove or cover up original fixtures, but to instead accentuate them. Filling a traditional space with modern furnishings creates a unique contrast of styles that can add layers of sophistication to a room.
In the master bedroom of a California mid-century modern home, designers Diego Monchamp and Ryan Brown of Brown Design Group took a bold approach to the asymmetrical architecture, emphasizing it with the contrasting colors of the walls and ceiling. “We used a spectrum of grays and blues, including a steel-blue wallcovering, throughout the room to make it feel sophisticated and neutral,” says Monchamp. “Wood elements always complement these muted tones.”
With its modern furnishings and bohemian vibe, this master suite is a retreat built to inspire. White walls provide a streamlined backdrop for an otherwise earthy palette. Vintage case pieces reflect the home's mid-century modern architecture.
Modern lighting and clean, unique water features turn this pool into a focal point. A wood deck sits flush with the concrete patio and swaths of lawn, creating restful lines that work with the home's modern architecture.
Glass exterior walls open up, literally connecting this indoor living room to a modern and minimal outdoor living space. A sleek fire pit surrounded by a mix of seating allows the homeowners and their guests to fully enjoy the rugged natural landscape. Concrete floors continue from indoors to outdoors, harmonizing the spaces.
A low, modern fence protects this garden from wildlife while still allowing a glimpse at what's growing inside its walls. A series of raised beds is both functional and artful. The home's stark, modern architecture forms a juxtaposition to its soft, leafy surroundings.
A unique, pivot-style front door opens to a beautiful garden wall that highlights the coastal California foliage. Inside, a stacked stone wall echoes the wall outside, bringing the outdoors in and connecting the space to its modern architecture.
Plank walls of bleached wood and sleek, white cabinetry creates a bathroom that fits beautifully within the sleek, modern architecture of this Switzerland home. The house, designed by architect Milan Jacopo Mascheroni, features glass exterior walls and a curving design that's echoed in this rooms oval sinks.
An entertainment pavilion reflects the midcentury architecture of a Sarasota, Fla., home. The pool patio was transformed with the addition of the pavilion with an extended wall that incorporates built-in dining benches designed to match the home's modern architecture. The project by DWY Landscape Architects was a Florida chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
This modern hilltop home in Healdsburg, California, features a contemporary swimming pool nestled amidst the natural landscaping. The sleek, rectangular lines of the pool mimic the home's clean-lined modern architecture. A wide-open dining space allows the homeowners to enjoy the home's stunning views.
A two-toned gray rug defines the seating area in this modern living room designed for entertaining. Walls of windows bring in loads of natural light and emphasize the home’s modern architecture. Furniture includes versatile glass-topped tables that add to the space’s openness.