This modern mountain home on Lake Tahoe combines modern design with the look and feel of a traditional cabin. A simple streamlined look allows the homeowner to enjoy their space without it distracting from what's outside.
A structural beam in this modern mountain home becomes a design feature with its unique, V-shaped form. The house has concrete floors and glass walls framed by loads of natural wood, bringing the outdoors in and opening the space to its stunning views.
Instead of stealing the spotlight, this modern home in Scottsdale, Ariz. uses a streamlined, one-story design to keep all eyes on its desert surroundings. As a result, guests who follow the paved driveway can admire tall saguaro plants and see Pinnacle Peak in all its glory.
Breathtaking somehow doesn't quite cover the master bathroom that seems to sit on top of the world. Glass walls and and an all-glass walk-in shower, plus a freestanding tub right in front of the window are a luxurious complement to the incredible surroundings.
At night, the couple have the option of watching from inside their modern master suite or outside on the deck. They even have the ability to remove the walls of their space and have the best of both worlds.
Elegant desert landscaping leads to this modern home in La Quinta, Calif., which was designed with materials representing its surroundings. The home is nestled between prestigious Madison Club golf and the majestic Santa Rosa mountains.
This beautiful modern home in the hills is a nature lover's dream come true! For it, the architect used two sizes of Western red cedar screening to vent the facade and create a horizontal pattern. Trees and plants become one with the building, and the large windows welcome the outdoors in to create an even more serene environment.
The rest of the first floor of this house is just as unique as the kitchen. The dining area, sitting just off the kitchen, makes the beautiful mountain view the focal point of the space. The floor to ceiling windows allow in plenty of natural light, while giving a clear view of the scenery. The modern dining table and white table setting, while elegant, take a back seat to the beauty of nature. The sitting room just off the dining area uses the same simple, elegant design, continuously highlighting the extraordinary view.
This Mount Olympus master bedroom has a view fit for the gods. The retractable window walls allow for an up close and personal view of nature, making this space the perfect place to relax. The minimalist design of the space leaves the couple with nothing to distract them from the natural beauty surrounding their home.