For as long as anyone can remember, a typical house meant four walls, a peaked roof, and lots of symmetry. Then the great architects of the twentieth century began to see the world in a completely different light. Famous names like Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and Joseph Eichler experimented with new forms and turned homes from cookie-cutter shapes into one-of-a-kind works of art that perfectly reflected the idealism and faith in the progress of the post-WWII era.
The homes in The Moderns™ collection feature simplicity of design as well as visible timbers and post-and-beam elements. Clean lines and uncluttered facades join with bold geometric shapes to create a new look. Modern homes often feature flat or asymmetrical roofs, interesting angles, and glass walls to bring the beauty of nature indoors. Courtyards with fireplaces blend indoor and outdoor living, while interiors feature open floor plans and plenty of space for entertaining. Inside and out, modern design supports the way families interact in the twenty-first century.
Modern home styles often include large windows and walls of glass to highlight the beauty of nature, so you’ll want to orient the house so that the best view of your property shines through. If you build in a neighborhood where houses are close together, consider ways in which you can landscape to add privacy, whether by adding hedges, walls, or fences.
It’s also a good idea to consider your climate before finalizing a design. Most modern homes are designed with sustainability and efficiency in mind, but a flat roof may not be ideal in areas that receive heavy snow. Likewise, many modern homes are designed with retro carports, but your climate may dictate the need for an enclosed garage instead.
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