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8 Modern Hamptons Homes Buck Convention
Defying the overblown architecture popular in this affluent Long Island area, these modern residences take a more modest approach
"these modern residences take a more modest approach... of 32 modern homes, was planned for 70 acres in the Hamptons, New York. It railed... collection of modern residential architecture for Long Island — or anywhere.... a big fan of modern architecture and feel that it works in many different settings... well--those modern houses are just plain ugly. You couldn't give me one of them, and to... enjoy modern architectare, this is merely a rebellious manipulation of a community..."
My Houzz: Modern Features Join Period Details in Toronto
A hundred-year-old home in Canada gets a new addition and modern updates, with respect for its beautiful original elements
"addition and modern updates, with respect for its beautiful original elements... with more modern elements. The couple set to work, extending and modernizing the storied... with a modern addition, but in reality there seems to be little left of the original... all a fan of shelving that crosses in front of a kitchen window either. Horrors... Not a fan. The interior is better suited to a contemporary remodel than an elderly..."
Kitchen Workbook: 8 Elements of a Modern Kitchen
Frameless cabinets, horizontal lines and lack of ornamentation top the list of what defines modern kitchen style
"between modern and contemporary, and for good reason. Many spaces are both modern and... now. "Modern" refers to a specific design style from the early to mid 20th century... Revolution. "Modern" can be a tricky term because sometimes it's used to describe something... dresses was modern at the time, but today those clothes are antiques. When I think of... of modern kitchen designs, I think of frameless cabinets, sleek and simple hardware..."
Houzz Tour: A Three-Story Barn Becomes a Modern-Home Beauty
With more than 9,000 square feet, an expansive courtyard and a few previous uses, this modern Chicago home isn't short on space — or history
"this modern Chicago home isn't short on space — or history... not a fan of the everything white and modern movement either but that is my personal... housing with modern Korean dwellings) http://youtu.be/jlLzDToSiWA (YouTube video on Korea's... potential in modern spaces. John..You always choose the most interesting homes! Take a... such a modern interior. The character is completely lost. HOwever, if that is the..."
Houzz Tour: Barns Inspire a Modern Farm Compound
Classic gabled looks mix with modern solar panels, universal design and more in the California hills
"mix with modern solar panels, universal design and more in the California hills... helped them modernize the idea of a farm compound. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: John... updated, modern farmhouse look. Simply stunning!! Definitely a bookmarked idea book... house fan to help keep temperatures reasonable. I'd like to give credit to the team... whole-house fan on....house cools off in just a short time. No AC needed. In addition,..."
Discover Modern Architecture's Appeal
"Do modernism's 'cold' expanses make you hot under the collar? This reasoning may... word "modern" provokes such strong reactions in the world of residential architecture... about modern architecture, as they do regarding the wide variety of other architectural... mixing up Modern and modern? There is the capitalized "Modern", as in the Midcentury... century modern architecture since it is far more modern than most being done today..."
Modern or Contemporary: What's the Difference?
"essence of modern and contemporary home design styles... between modern and contemporary architecture? Why the distinction? At their most literal... moment. "Modern" architecture breaks with the past — specifically the traditional styles... And "modern" recalls the early- and mid-20th-century architecture embodying the... in the modern, even if it does not resemble it stylistically. The photos that follow... question, "modern or contemporary?" I hope the answers will elucidate the similarities..."
Houzz Tour: Modern Luxury in the Hamptons
Rich materials and a hint of shingle style warm a modern design for living and entertaining on Long Island
"warm a modern design for living and entertaining on Long Island... history of modern residential architecture on the island. One inheritor of this more recent... consistently modern while ranging from small to large in their unique responses to site... that is modern and open yet warm and scaled to the family's use of the house. Houzz... stunning, modern home. I would never expect this for the hamptons but very refreshing..."
How Small Windows Help Modern Homes Stand Out
Amid expansive panes of glass and unbroken light, smaller windows can provide relief and focus for modern homes inside and out
"focus for modern homes inside and out... Modern architecture may be known for large expanses of glass — a departure from... in many modern buildings. In many cases small windows offer a challenge for architects... for my modern retirement home many of your writings have really helped me feel comfortable... from your fan, Kenji Interesting and beautiful homes. We worked on Andrew Batey project..."
The Bay Window Goes Modern
Square tubes, cantilevered cubes, mixed glass ... new plays on bay windows are boldly branching out in modern architecture
"idea in modern houses and in modern renovations of old houses.... When modern and contemporary architecture "abandon" traditional architectural elements... benefits of modern answers to bay windows — increased area, light and seating capacity... a true modern bay in my living room. Not sure how to furnish. Needs to flow from main... Want to modernize but don't want to give up the light/view it gives. Guess I'll just..."
Modern and Traditional Converge on Coveted Chicago Blocks
As newer structures replace old on a pair of desirable streets, architects are challenged with how best to bring in modern styles
"is on modern and contemporary houses, but I will highlight a couple traditional designs... convinced that modern architecture is horrible. In my opinion, ALL the "modern" structures... barn-turned-modern home you profiled a while ago: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/4431... mes-a-Modern-Home-Beauty Must be those fabulous courtyards! If you hadn't told... of the 'modern' ones were rather grim office buildings or the occasional school. Ugly;..."
Kitchen of the Week: Grandma's Kitchen Gets a Modern Twist
Colorful, modern styling replaces old linoleum and an inefficient layout in this architect's inherited house in Washington, D.C.
"rful, modern styling replaces old linoleum and an inefficient layout in this architect's... crisp, modern cabinetry — you might not guess this was once Grandma's kitchen. Architect... create a modern kitchen that still feels like home. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives... Very nice modern kitchen. It seems so simple and many things are from Ikea. What was... far from modern. I'm a granny too and I fully approve what Mark has done. I especially..."
Must-Know Modern Homes: Mies van der Rohe's Villa Tugendhat
Visit a 1930 masterpiece of modern design in the Czech Republic, newly restored and open to the public
"masterpiece of modern design in the Czech Republic, newly restored and open to the public... For the fans of Villa Tugendhat, here's an interesting video in English: http://www... ode to modernism is stunning. I like this house much more than the Farnsworth glass... functional and modern looking! My husband and I lived in Brno in 2003 and were able to talk... looks modern, even if the dining room resembles a corporate conference room. Amazing..."
The Truth About 'Simple' Modern Details
They may look less costly and easier to create, but modern reveals, slab doors and more require an exacting hand
"create, but modern reveals, slab doors and more require an exacting hand... 1970s modern house in a North Shore suburb of Chicago. This house has all of the... the modern architectural design features: large walls of glass, reveals, a low-slope... how a modern house is detailed. One of the things that's become obvious, though... that a modern houses likely cost more to build than a comparably sized more traditional..."
Houzz Tour: Modern Houseboat in Vancouver, B.C.
"from a modern dream home afloat on the harbor... sleek modern design stands out as the newest floating house built in this harbor... conventional fan hanging over it," says McClelland. The down-draft fan rises out of the... down-draft fan behind the cooktop instead of doing a full hood. "We really wanted the..."