When we think of a modern home, one often considers that to mean a specific type of architecture. Of course, there are numerous different styles that this could refer to, each with its own unique aesthetic. Here are several styles that all draw on past architectural movements to offer a fresh take on the modern home.
Inspired by the rural farmhouses of yesteryear, this is among today’s most beloved styles and can take on many different forms. From a converted barn to a restored century-old home or even a recently constructed residence, the modern farmhouse blends distinctly rustic details, like exposed beam ceilings and reclaimed finishes, with sleek lines and an abundance of glass to create an alluring juxtaposition of old and new. The result is a modern home that feels warm and inviting.
In the early 20th century, Mediterranean Revival homes began popping up all across the United States. Since then, a whole new style, coined modern Mediterranean, has emerged and enjoyed equal popularity. While many of the materials used are similar to its predecessor, such as red tile roofs, stucco wall and wrought iron finishes, these homes are often designed to cater to a more modern lifestyle with open floor plans, contemporary fixtures, and large windows and glass doors that seamlessly connect indoor and outdoor living spaces.
Reimagining the classic ski chalet, mountain modern architecture uses many of the same materials one would expect to see in an alpine abode, like wood and natural stone, but takes on a more contemporary form. With dramatic rooflines and soaring ceilings that allow walls of glass to showcase epic views, these homes are designed to take full advantage of their surroundings while sitting in complete harmony with them. Often, the interiors of these homes have a streamlined and minimalist look, relying on natural textures to create visual appeal.