From Dream to Home
6657 modern dream house Stories
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... too. I dream of two modern bay windows for our ranch house — a wide one above my kitchen... like the house to be as modern as possible without the expense of flattening the roof..."
Roots of Style: Prairie Architecture Ushers In Modern Design
Twentieth-century Midwestern architects gave us broad-shouldered homes inspired by the landscape and modern times. Learn the details here
"landscape and modern times. Learn the details here... your house hug and hold the landscape and blend into the horizon? It could be Prairie... Prairie-style houses. First, it is an American original developed as a contemporary solution... first modern residential architecture predating the West Coast–born Craftsman style... European modernism. Third, its original era briefly lasted until around World War I... Martin house and that photo doesn't even do the house justice. It is stunning inside..."
Houzz Tour: Traditional Meets Modern in a Missouri Farmhouse
Don't be fooled by the gable form. This spacious home on 3 acres has many modern surprises up its sleeve
"has many modern surprises up its sleeve... that this house is a blend of traditional and modern. Let's take a tour through a home... Porch House is apt for this home for a family of four in southwestern Missouri, given... like this house is...I'm sorry but to call this a farm house is a little silly...it's... meets Modern. Awesome home! Great to see SW MO represented! love this house has... at this house from the first image onward! I really like how the designers have fused..."
Quick Take: A Modern Pool House for Art and Entertaining
"with a modern cedar and stucco pool house that accommodates both needs while opening... their main house, something was missing. She needed a place where she could paint, and... how the modern pool house has expanded beyond the traditional use of providing a retreat... sun! Our modern pool house sits on axis with the harbor so that our clients -- avid... love this house, but would love it even more if there were grasses growing on the roof..."
Houzz Tour: Modern Gothic Pool House
"a pool house for her Gothic-style estate in Nashville, Interior Designer Jamie Beckwith... designs. The house is full of unexpected textures, including a walnut bathtub, wood tile... guest/pool house. I think its bigger than my actual house. Hell of lot nicer. Id never... in this house! more power to jamie for doing something *different*! Okay, this is... responding "Modern-Gothic"! Not only that, this designer and I even share the same name..."
Step Right Up: Expressing Movement on Modern Stairs
"interesting modern and contemporary stair designs than with ones populated by people ascending... not into modern myself, I do like to see creativity such as these various stair designs... of the houses I see here on Houzz are in CA and have these glass stair designs and... outside the house, and the stairs really played this up. Another project used the stairs... merchant's houses in St Petersburg Russia, also people have not been afraid to try what..."
Book to Know: 'Long Island Modernism 1930-1980'
Photographs mix with social history from the architectural highlights of Long Island's suburbanization
"Island Modernism 1930-1980 (W. W. Norton, September 2012), the preservationist documents... significant modern buildings — many of them residences — designed by 25 architects. The... be it houses or public buildings. In a book launch hosted by the NY/Tri-state chapter... on of modern architecture, the author described her book as a social history, such... of the houses in Zaleski's book, similarly describing their designs and the stories..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Romance in Ontario
"for the modern, got to work transforming the townhouse into their dream home. "We've... do my house. Thanks for sharing... Perfect space for a perfect couple. Love how... Beautiful house, lovely couple. Thank you for sharing and including where items were... their house the way that they dress! Now I am inspired to go de-clutter!!! Beautiful... my own house, so thanks for the great idea!!!! love it! what are the wall color in..."
Houzz Tour: Modern Farmhouse in the Hamptons
An architect's son brings a lifetime's worth of lessons into play in this sleek, spacious farmhouse-style home in New York
"bones and modern shapes, it's filled with items that reflect his discerning taste. "I... that the house sits on. But at the same time, I love the light and openness of modern... love this house!! This is the closest I have ever come to seeing a house that nails my... my dream house! It's fantastic. Jeff and Angela - the home is simply beautiful!... to our house asks about it. She does get them in from time to time, so it might be..."
My Houzz: Making Way for a Modern Marvel
After tearing down, couple incorporates everything important to them: open plan, energy efficiency and their own works of art
"existing house to the ground, starting a 16-month construction process. The result is... like this house- including the master bed/bath. Wouldn't change a thing. So modern,... skills. I dream of having a library like that, I could spend hours sitting in that nook... guest house :) What a warm & fun space! Kudos to the couple who designed and own... With a house that huge, why on earth would you make it so hard to get to your books..."
Roots of Style: Midcentury Styles Respond to Modern Life
See how postwar lifestyles spawned a range of styles, including minimalist traditional, ranch, split level and modern shed. What's next?
"level and modern shed. What's next?... influenced by modern design theory and new ideas for how modern families wanted to live.... led to a housing shortage in the U.S., and Europe had to rebuild. Europeans preferred... importance of modern architecture, mid-20th-century home building still included a variety... mid-century modern of the 1950s and 1960s. It never went away completely but modern ar... Midcentury Modern kick right now [partial to the Californian style] & this was a good..."
Houzz Tour: Modern Retreat Emerges From a 19th-Century Ruin
"structure and dreaming of what it could become.... such a dream, so that we have a dream of our own to cling to. what a sanctuary.... fan of modern architecture, but in this case I am very happy that old and modern found... the ruin house! I absolutely love this house. It is a beautiful marriage of past and... ), the house's stonework may be OK. Our own stone house burnt to a similar state... people in a house like this. Just to have the ability and funds to do such a wonderful..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Remake Brings Ocean Views Into Focus
"sits a modern design marvel. In its former life as a simple beach house, it had failed... dilapidated house into a sleek, modern family home filled with natural light and open to... sunglasses? Modern-classic- this sea house is amazing, i like the white color with wood... living this modern life. Incredible. Let the owner know I'm available to do house sitting... never been modern but I could be changing my mind. I opened my email to this house last..."
Houzz Tour: Classic Spanish Style Gets a Modern Edge
"curves, modern furniture and vintage ads mingle beautifully in a 1930s Los Angeles... many house hunters in Los Angeles, actor, writer, director and producer Andy Berman... midcentury modern home in the Hollywood Hills. He was fascinated by the famous Case Study... Study houses and wanted a glass box of his own. But he couldn’t find anything.... to add modern design to such a classic setting. “Could I incorporate all those things..."
Houzz Tour: High-End Modernism in a Jet-Set Town
Expansive glass highlights the mountains in this four-level architect's home, while stone and wood bring nature up close
"and more modern, but the home, on Wright Road, shares some qualities with his larger... : The house was designed 20 years prior to construction — the architect applied lessons... his own house, incorporating his own wishes and influences.... about this house from an architectural point of view. This is an incredible house. He... twenty year dream come true. I always fall for precise execution and details like, e.g..."