The U-shaped design of this modern home in Lugano, Switzerland, is complemented by the undulating lines of the courtyards that surround it. Glass walls open the 3,658-square-foot structure to views of Lake Lugano and surrounding mountains.
Situated on a generous lot in Elgin, Texas, Horizon House draws all movement and views toward its eastern horizon. Beyond the extents of the foundation lies a verdant, rolling landscape, featuring a pond in the distance. Wildlife, both animal and vegetable, consume the site, and Horizon House is the lens through which the elements of this environment become clear.
This 8,000-square-foot home is carefully integrated into the surrounding landscape, which includes more than 130 live oak trees. The bedrooms are buried into a hill and beneath a green roof of edible herbs.
This 5200-square-foot modern home in Beverly Hills belongs to architect Troy Adams. The entire bottom floor is an open single room dubbed the "Zen luxe man cave" and includes a casual dining area, bar, living space and kitchen, as seen on HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms.
The exterior of this home is the definition of modern with its sleek design and wooden accents. The linear architecture is echoed in the landscaping with the rectangular pavers leading to the front porch and the squared edges of the flower beds.
Not only does this modern home boast a gorgeous natural landscape and a 75-foot infinity pool, but it also features an ultra-relaxing hot tub. The hot tub's concrete surround blends effortlessly into the concrete hardscaping.
This beautiful, modern home uses exterior materials that complement nature and each other. White stucco maintains the home's modern style, while cedar and natural stone accents help to soften the space's design and make it more complimentary to the nature that surrounds it.
Architects designed this modern home so that the entire structure has either access to or a view of the patio and swimming pool, creating a unique, inclusive design. On the first floor, large glass doors and tons of windows allow direct access to the back patio and backyard, while the second floor bedrooms are given a clear view of the spaces at the rear of the home.
With most of the interior lights on, this modern home exterior is particularly striking at dusk. The lights shine out through the large windows, emphasizing the light-brick and dark-paneled exterior, as well as the natural-looking landscaping.
A bronze sculpture by Rodrigo de la Sierra creates a lively tone at the front entrance to this Aspen residence. Bronze railings fabricated by Pitkin Iron line the stairway. Colorado-quarried stone supplied by Telluride Stone Company and cedar siding from Western Pacific Building Materials cover the facade.
This modern home is custom-fitted to its sloping, wooded site. At the rear elevation, a garage with a slanted roof echoes the line of the nearby covered patio. Brick red trim makes the house pop among its green, leafy surroundings.
Along the back of the house, a concrete patio blends gracefully into the grassy backyard that features views of San Diego's Mission Bay and Pacific Beach. An aluminum trellis decorates both the first and second floors.
Entry to this modern home is through the front garage door, which is made out of the same untreated cedar used for the siding. Concrete frames the garage door surrounded by a halo of light that glows in the evening hours.