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33 Modern Houses (PHOTOS)

Here is a terrific collection of modern houses of all sizes, materials and colors that exhibit extraordinary architectural and design talent. Diverse design. Easy-to-scroll gallery.
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Geometric top-heavy concrete home built on edge of steep slope

Welcome to our collection of modern houses.

I remember viewing my first modern home that was built in the smallish town where I grew up.  There is a mountain on the east side of town where large homes were built.  It was the premiere neighborhood in our town because the views are incredible.

Far up the mountain in the late 80’s a family built a modern home that deviated from the usual West Coast style of homes that were popular on the mountain.  The sparkling new white cube-style home with cliff-edge pool shone like a jewel on the mountain.  I was smitten… and often went up the mountain to enjoy the views and the homes.

Our modern home designs gallery below features a range of modern homes with respect to design and architecture.  Some of our featured homes are truly modern in the strict sense of the word while others are contemporary in design.

Related: Many more featured house designs here

Modern container house

Modern container house by José Schreiber Arquitecto

We’d be remiss to not include a container house that is done in a modern style.  While container homes aren’t everywhere, they are growing in popularity due to the low cost, eco-friendly nature to them (reusing materials) and the cool look you can get.  The one above is designed by José Schreiber Arquitecto in Argentina.

See this modern container home here.

Top-heavy geometric concrete home in daylight

Image 2: Top-heavy geometric concrete home in daylight

White modern home built with straight lines with large backyard pool

White modern home built with straight lines with large backyard pool


Sprawling one-story modern home with extensive backyard pool

Sprawling one-story modern home with extensive backyard pool

Concrete modern home built into a small hillside

Concrete modern home built into a small hillside

Large contemporary 3-story home on cliff-side built on concrete stilts with multiple decks

Large contemporary 3-story home on cliff-side built on concrete stilts with multiple decks

White multi-story ultra modern home on extensive slope with garage entry on the bottom

White multi-story ultra modern home on extensive slope with garage entry on the bottom


White modern home with dark windows on large grass lot with in-ground swimming pool

White modern home with dark windows on large grass lot with in-ground swimming pool

1-story modern contemporary home with wood pillars and large courtyard swimming pool

1-story modern contemporary home with wood pillars and large courtyard swimming pool

Concrete tower home

Concrete tower home

3-story heavily windowed contemporary home with multiple decks

3-story heavily windowed contemporary home with multiple decks


Vertically rambling geo-shape white modern home built on sloped street

Vertically rambling geo-shape white modern home built on sloped street

Modern brick and wood home with floating patio over swimming pool

Modern brick and wood home with floating patio over swimming pool

Rectangle straight-lined modern home with large grass backyard and long lap swimming pool

Rectangle straight-lined modern home with large grass backyard and long lap swimming pool

White home with floor-to-ceiling glass built on hillside

White home with floor-to-ceiling glass built on hillside

West Coast modern wood and glass home with garage entry below the home

West Coast modern wood and glass home with garage entry below the home.

Modern grey home in vertical L-shape with large backyard patio

Modern grey home in vertical L-shape with large backyard patio


3-story towering modern home with extensive windows and loft ceiling on third floor

3-story towering modern home with extensive windows and loft ceiling on third floor

2-story white and grey modern home with lap pool and wood deck

2-story white and grey modern home with lap pool and wood deck

White geometric ultra modern home on large grass lot with trees in the background

White geometric ultra modern home on large grass lot with trees in the background

Large white modern home with floor-to-ceiling windows

Large white modern home with floor-to-ceiling windows

Modern wood and glass home on flat grass lot with extensive windows on ground floor

Modern wood and glass home on flat grass lot with extensive windows on ground floor

Large rectangle modern home in white with extensive windows on ground floor and large backyard swimming pool

Large rectangle modern home in white with extensive windows on ground floor and large backyard swimming pool


We love the gorgeous pool in the above shot….click here to see more fabulous backyard swimming pool designs and ideas!

4-story white modern home built on rocky slope on the ocean.

4-story white modern home built on rocky slope on the ocean.

Red and white modern home built in a series of cubes with large upper floor roof-top deck

Red and white modern home built in a series of cubes with large upper floor roof-top deck

White modern home with lap pool and wrap around wood deck

White modern home with lap pool and wrap around wood deck

Don’t miss our special gallery on wooden decks for more great ideas for your outdoor space!

Large 2-story modern beach house built on sand dune with wrap-around deck and green roof

Large 2-story modern beach house built on sand dune with wrap-around deck and green roof

See another gorgeous cliff-side project from one of our partners!

Modern mansion in white with large closely cropped grass yard situated at the base of mountain

Modern mansion in white with large closely cropped grass yard situated at the base of mountain

L-shaped modern home with pool in the crook of the L and large 2-story wrap-around deck

L-shaped modern home with pool in the crook of the L and large 2-story wrap-around deck


3-story white modern home design on the beach in the tropics with palm trees in the front yard

3-story white modern home design on the beach in the tropics with palm trees in the front yard

Modern home design illuminated at night. Home is cube-shaped

Modern home design illuminated at night. Home is cube-shaped

4-story white all-glass modern home cascading down the slope of a steep hill with ocean views

4-story white all-glass modern home cascading down the slope of a steep hill with ocean views

2-story modern prairie style home with large great roomThe above home is a good example of modern prairie style.  The center of the home is the massive great room with the towering 2-story window. Click here to learn more about this home.

You may also be interested in:

39 Beach House Designs | 29 Log Home Designs | 23 Contemporary Home Designs | 39 Floating Homes


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