We have quite a selection for the contemporary buyer! These homes offer clean lines, sleek finishes, walls of windows bringing nature indoors, visual expression of structure, simplicity & clarity, and emphasis on vertical/horizontal lines. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of these bold buildings.
5805 Bent Oak Court | This mid century modern home is situated in prestigious Bent Tree Fairways (Dallas). The elegant dining room provides the perfect example of emphasis on vertical/horizontal lines. Not only to the windows provide crisp clean lines, but they also allow nature to enter the room. Instead of hanging paintings or other wall decor in this room, all you have to do is raise the shades and let nature do the work. These tall windows frame the lush greenery surrounding the house. Notice even the floor and ceiling fan offer a straight-edge design.
6517 Timber Wolf Trail | Designed by an NYC architect, this home is truly a work of art. One of the main characteristics of modern architecture is simplicity. In this home, less is more. The absence of crown molding and faux finishes allows the architecture to shine - crisp white walls and ceilings create a bright and open feel. Stainless steel banisters with glass sheets scream "form follows function." The architecture is serving its purpose rather than being ornate or frilly. Contrasting the simple design is the oversized red accent wall, which is almost a freestanding sculpture standing in the entrance of the home.
4323 Duck Creek Road | With spacious and open rooms, towering ceilings, wide hallways, and walls of glass, this home is a contemporary dream. The kitchen and breakfast area offer several characteristics of modern architecture. The open and flowing floor plan creates ambiguous spaces that allow flexibility. What is used as the breakfast nook could be an extended living area (family room out of the shot to the left). The simple and sleek cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and art lighting provide a clean, man-made look to contrast the natural presence of stone. Visual expression of structure (as opposed to the hiding of structural elements) is used in the exposed air ducts - This home is the perfect example of a modern masterpiece.
5124 Corinthian Bay Drive | The recently renovated kitchen in this soft contemporary estate offers stainless steel appliances, light wood cabinetry, black accents, granite countertops, straight-edge hardware, and a huge island/breakfast bar. At first glance, this kitchen might seem somewhat traditional; but notice the curvature of the wall around vent hood, cabinet pulls, lack of architectural detail around the cabinets, and glass front cabinetry with art lighting near the ceiling. The simple design of the kitchen is mirrored in the nearby breakfast nook and family room.
5771 Chamberlyne Drive | One of the most evident characteristics of contemporary architecture in this home is the repetition of squares. This goes along with the emphasis on vertical and horizontal lines, but the square is most often used over and over again. Designed for entertaining, this home offers expansive open spaces. The living room provides a soaring ceiling, wall of art niches, freestanding shelves (more for form than function), fireplace, and wall of windows overlooking the backyard paradise and creek. The repetition of squares is seen in all of the above features of the room!
It's definitely a specific style, but contemporary architecture is unlike any other. Less is more!
Posted by Lauren Martinez in Fresh Features