Modern Style Homes

While the words Modern and Contemporary are often used interchangeably, they are very different when discussing homes. Modern style homes were popularized from the 1920s to the 1950s and inspired by the historical art movement of modernism, while Contemporary style homes are designed with the style of “right now.”

Function-over-form, open living spaces, clean geometric lines, and mimicking the indoors to the outdoors are key design elements of Modern style home. Breaking from traditional building materials of wood and plaster, modern designers went with iron, concrete, steel, and glass, new and innovate building materials.   

Frank Lloyd Wright is arguably America’s most famous Modern Architect and his 1936 masterpiece, Fallingwater, built in Bear Run, PA is one of the finest examples of a Modern style home.

Examples of Modern Style Homes