Sweeney Lake HouseModern Exterior, Minneapolis
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9. Understated cool. Modernism still has the power of tremendous cool, and this very reduced and rigorous facade says sophistication to some, while suggesting “I want to be alone” to others. A facade has tremendous power to convey personality, but, as with any personality, it might be one to which only some people warm.
Modern. True modern homes are not trendy — basic materials and an ordered structure are used to create a clean, simple environment. This style includes minimalist and Bauhaus spaces, as well as grid-like glass houses.Look for: A lack of trendy finishes; use of glass, steel and stone; straight lines; and minimal textureMore info: Modern or Contemporary: What’s the Difference?
The handsome composition of this Minneapolis house initially appears elementary. However, the balanced asymmetrical exterior view achieves its complex harmony through highly contrasting materials, careful and thoughtful proportions, and a restrained landscape. Notice how the beauty of the stained wood siding acts as a warm and visually textured element against the stark and cold white stucco. Decoration or other emphasis is unnecessary.
1. Sweeney Lake House, MinneapolisThe facade of this home is striking and clean. Two materials, two windows with parallel geometry and an opening that is obviously the entrance. What would you imagine the interior to be, based on this facade? The answer largely determines the home's authenticity.