76 Modern Home Design Photos
This residence, nestled into a clearing in a lush forested landscape, was designed to immerse its occupants in the full range of environments that the site offers. A winding drive brings visitors through the forest to arrive at an open hilltop court that is defined by the low, embracing form of the house. The house is built on a steep grade, with the entry on the second level, so as you move inside, the feeling of grounded horizontality becomes one of floating in the treetops. The tree canopy enfolds the interior space and creates a visual perimeter that changes with the seasons. A staircase tucked behind the free-standing fireplace leads down to the lower level of the house, which is carved into the earth and gives onto the forest floor. The cozy nature of the lower level provides an experiential contrast to the expansive and light-filled level above. Architect: Specht Harpman Interior Design: Carrier & Co. Photographer: Elizabeth Felicella Press and Awards AIA Design Award Residential Architect (RA) Award Architectural Digest New Canaan Modern Homes Tour
West Chin Architects & Interior Designers
chadbourne + doss architects
The exterior of this Seattle modern house designed by chadbourne + doss architects is a composition of wood, steel, and cement panel. 4 floors and a roof deck connect indoors and out and provide framed views of Portage Bay. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider
The Peaks View residence is sited near Wilson, Wyoming, in a grassy meadow, adjacent to the Teton mountain range. The design solution for the project had to satisfy two conflicting goals: the finished project must fit seamlessly into a neighborhood with distinctly conservative design guidelines while satisfying the owners desire to create a unique home with roots in the modern idiom. Within these constraints, the architect created an assemblage of building volumes to break down the scale of the 6,500 square foot program. A pair of two-story gabled structures present a traditional face to the neighborhood, while the single-story living pavilion, with its expansive shed roof, tilts up to recognize views and capture daylight for the primary living spaces. This trio of buildings wrap around a south-facing courtyard, a warm refuge for outdoor living during the short summer season in Wyoming. Broad overhangs, articulated in wood, taper to thin steel “brim” that protects the buildings from harsh western weather. The roof of the living pavilion extends to create a covered outdoor extension for the main living space. The cast-in-place concrete chimney and site walls anchor the composition of forms to the flat site. The exterior is clad primarily in cedar siding; two types were used to create pattern, texture and depth in the elevations. While the building forms and exterior materials conform to the design guidelines and fit within the context of the neighborhood, the interiors depart to explore a well-lit, refined and warm character. Wood, plaster and a reductive approach to detailing and materials complete the interior expression. Display for a Kimono was deliberately incorporated into the entry sequence. Its influence on the interior can be seen in the delicate stair screen and the language for the millwork which is conceived as simple wood containers within spaces. Ample glazing provides excellent daylight and a connection to the site. Photos: Matthew Millman
sebastian kolm architekturfotografie
sebastian kolm architekturfotografie
American Coastal Properties
Property developed by American Residential Partners. Photo courtesy of Andrew Bramasco. Property located in Mar Vista, adjacent to Venice, CA.
East Elevation at Night Photo by BUILD LLC
Dirk Denison Architects
Photography: David Matheson
Roundabout Studio Inc.
Rear Exterior Door + Fence
As the clouds change color and are in constant motion along the coastline, the house and its materials were thought of as a canvas to be manipulated by the sky. The house is neutral while the exterior environment animates the interior spaces.
Conscious Construction Design Build
Design by Carlos Delgado Architects
This elegant architectural gem in the desert near Scottsdale, Arizona was designed by noted American architect Will Bruder for his friends and colleagues Scott and Debbie Jarson. As Scott describers the project of revamping the house with the Soraa Vivid LED: “The space was inspiring to begin with, and we found that with the Soraa Vivid lamps, details of our art collection and interiors emerged that we hadn't really seen before. Textures and colors came alive and the indoor/outdoor connection to the site is remarkably enhanced. There's a renewed sense of depth in finishes and hues. What’s more, our art collection, so integral to how we live, is now stunningly expressed at all times day or night. We worked closely with Will Bruder on creating a really unique desert dwelling that maximized the features of the site that we had chosen. It was a beautiful but challenging site to work with, and thanks to his stellar talent, we are inspired by the space daily. His architecture is much about light and space as it is about form and materials. Lighting is an integral part of the overall program and experience of living in a home as this. The installation of The Soraa lamps just added a whole new level to our experience of living in such a graceful design. The clarity and purity of the Soraa lamps integrate our light and space like nothing we’ve seen before.” Photography: Russell Abraham Architect: Will Bruder
LaGuardia Design Group
View of the house from the backyard pool area. integrates steps on the right connect the lower level lawn with the pool and patio. Full floor to ceiling windows allow for stunning views of the farm fields on the backside and ocean on the front.
Projects General Construction, Inc
Jim Bartsch Photography