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118 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.

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

Sleek, modern home with a minimalist design showcasing white walls with subtle wood panels accent. Tall trees and green lush lawn bring a pop of life to this home.

Designed by: VSHD

Sleek, modern home with a minimalist design showcasing white walls with subtle wood panels accent. Tall trees and green lush lawn bring a pop of life to this home.

See more of this home here

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 room

The 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.

Large modern home with a spacious deck featuring an outdoor kitchen and bar, along with an outdoor dining, an outdoor living and a swimming pool.

Large modern home with a spacious deck featuring an outdoor kitchen and bar, along with an outdoor dining, an outdoor living and a swimming pool. See this entire home here.

A stunning modern home with beautiful walkways and a well-maintained lawn area.

A stunning modern home with beautiful walkways and a well-maintained lawn area. See this entire home here.

Modern industrial home featuring a black exterior. The home has a nice backyard with a beautiful walkway.

Modern industrial home featuring a black exterior. The home has a nice backyard with a beautiful walkway. See this entire home here.

A modern architectural home that offers panoramic views of Venice California's Silicon Beach.

A modern architectural home that offers panoramic views of Venice California’s Silicon Beach. See this entire home here.

A stunning modern beach house with a pure white exterior and has a gorgeous interior as well.

A stunning modern beach house with a pure white exterior and has a gorgeous interior as well. See this entire home here.

Modern treehouse wih a gorgeous wooden exterior and glass windows.

Modern treehouse wih a gorgeous wooden exterior and glass windows. See this entire home here.

A sprawling modern house with a stunning exterior design.

A sprawling modern house with a stunning exterior design. See this entire home here.

Modern concrete house with a spacious lawn area in its backyard.

Modern concrete house with a spacious lawn area in its backyard. See this entire home here.

A sprawling modern mansion in Beverly Hills that has a large swimming pool with multiple sitting lounges in its side.

A sprawling modern mansion in Beverly Hills that has a large swimming pool with multiple sitting lounges in its side. See this entire home here.

L-shaped modern mansion with a beautiful exterior design and a nice outdoor amenities along with a swimming pool.

L-shaped modern mansion with a beautiful exterior design and nice outdoor amenities including a swimming pool. See this entire home here.

Modern house featuring a wooden exterior and a well-maintained lawn area.

Modern house featuring a wooden exterior and a well-maintained lawn area. See this entire home here.

A large white modern house with a sprawling lawn area along with a swimming pool.

A large white modern house with a sprawling lawn area along with a swimming pool. See this entire home here.

White modern house with a peaceful deck featuring a cozy couch with a fire pit in front.

White modern house with a peaceful deck featuring a cozy couch with a fire pit in front. See this entire home here.

This modern house features a wooden exterior. It has a nice walkway overlooking the beautiful garden.

This modern house features a wooden exterior. It has a nice walkway overlooking the beautiful garden. See this entire home here.

A large modern house with a white exterior. It features an infinity pool with panoramic views of the surroundings.

A large modern house with a white exterior. It features an infinity pool with panoramic views of the surroundings. See this entire home here.

A black modern house with a short driveway to the garage and a well-maintained lawn area.

A black modern house with a short driveway to the garage and a well-maintained lawn area. See this entire home here.

A modern house featuring large glass windows and has a small balcony.

A modern house featuring large glass windows and has a small balcony. See this entire home here.

Red modern house featuring a peaceful backyard with a well-maintained lawn area.

Red modern house featuring a peaceful backyard with a well-maintained lawn area. See this entire home here.

Modern home with a gray exterior and features warm white lights on its interior.

Modern home with a gray exterior and features warm white lights on its interior. See this entire home here.

A modern home with a wooden exterior featuring a long swimming pool on the side.

A modern home with a wooden exterior featuring a long swimming pool on the side. See this entire home here.

A modern house with a wooden exterior and has a stylish entry.

A modern house with a wooden exterior and has a stylish entry. See this entire home here.

Modern white house with a spacious backyard with a well-maintained lawn area.

Modern white house with a spacious backyard with a well-maintained lawn area. See this entire home here.

A newly-renovated modern storefront.

A newly-renovated modern storefront. See this entire home here.

Modern home with red and white exterior.

Modern home with red and white exterior. See this entire home here.

A single family modern home with a nice backyard along with an outdoor dining set.

A single family modern home with a nice backyard along with an outdoor dining set. See this entire home here.

A renovated modern home with a brick exterior and has a nice porch.

A renovated modern home with a brick exterior and has a nice porch. See this entire home here.

This modern house boasts a deck along with a lawn area with a simple walkway.

This modern house boasts a deck along with a lawn area with a simple walkway. See this entire home here.

Modern big timber riverside home with warm white lights in its interior.

Modern big timber riverside home with warm white lights in its interior. See this entire home here.

Large modern beach house with a gorgeous exterior and has stylish indoor amenities.

Large modern beach house with a gorgeous exterior and has stylish indoor amenities. See this entire home here.

A wide modern house finished in white. It has a beautiful backyard surrounded by healthy greens.

A wide modern house finished in white. It has a beautiful backyard surrounded by healthy greens. See this entire home here.

A modern beach house with a gorgeous exterior, along with a long deck overlooking the ocean view.

A modern beach house with a gorgeous exterior, along with a long deck overlooking the ocean view. See this entire home here.

Large modern house surrounded by tall and mature trees. It has a stylish exterior as well.

Large modern house surrounded by tall and mature trees. It has a stylish exterior as well. See this entire home here.

This modern features a stylish exterior with a lovely interior design.

This modern features a stylish exterior with a lovely interior design. See this entire home here.

This modern home features a small backyard but has a well-maintained lawn area.

This modern home features a small backyard but has a well-maintained lawn area. See this entire home here.

A modern custom home with a wide garage and a stylish exterior design.

A modern custom home with a wide garage and a stylish exterior design. See this entire home here.

Large modern house featuring a great outdoor area with a swimming pool and an outdoor living.

Large modern house featuring a great outdoor area with a swimming pool and an outdoor living. See this entire home here.

This modern white house is set on a lawn area that is well-maintained.

This modern white house is set on a lawn area that is well-maintained. See this entire home here.

A narrow modern house with gorgeous indoor amenities.

A narrow modern house with gorgeous indoor amenities. See this entire home here.

A modern house with red and black exterior along with a nice backyard.

A modern house with red and black exterior along with a nice backyard. See this entire home here.

This modern house features a nice driveway and a peaceful backyard.

This modern house features a nice driveway and a peaceful backyard. See this entire home here.

This modern house features a stylish exterior design and cozy indoor amenities.

This modern house features a stylish exterior design and cozy indoor amenities. See this entire home here.

A modern house with a white exterior and a nice backyard. It features a deck along with a swimming pool and a well-maintained lawn area with a walkway.

A modern house with a white exterior and a nice backyard. It features a deck along with a swimming pool and a well-maintained lawn area with a walkway. See this entire home here.

This modern house boasts a stunning exterior design along with an interesting interior.

This modern house boasts a stunning exterior design along with an interesting interior. See this entire home here.

A modern cottage-style house featuring a well-maintained lawn area with a beautiful walkway.

A modern cottage-style house featuring a well-maintained lawn area with a beautiful walkway. See this entire home here.

Modern white house with a custom swimming pool and an outdoor dining set.

Modern white house with a custom swimming pool and an outdoor dining set. See this entire home here.

This home features an outdoor living set, an outdoor dining area and a backyard with a well-maintained lawn area with a walkway.

This home features an outdoor living set, an outdoor dining area and a backyard with a well-maintained lawn area with a walkway. See this entire home here.

A modern tower house with glass windows and concrete backyard.

A modern tower house with glass windows and concrete backyard. See this entire home here.

A modern house featuring a stylish gray and black exterior.

A modern house featuring a stylish gray and black exterior. See this entire home here.

This modern house boasts a small swimming pool outside.

This modern house boasts a small swimming pool outside. See this entire home here.

A modern house featuring a wide garage, a beautiful garden and a gorgeous walkway.

A modern house featuring a wide garage, a beautiful garden and a gorgeous walkway. See this entire home here.

A charming modern villa with a large swimming pool and multiple sitting lounges.

A charming modern villa with a large swimming pool and multiple sitting lounges. See this entire home here.

This modern home offers a gorgeous swimming pool outside.

This modern home offers a gorgeous swimming pool outside. See this entire home here.

Large modern estate with interesting outdoor amenities and a gorgeous interior setup.

Large modern estate with interesting outdoor amenities and a gorgeous interior setup. See this entire home here.

White modern house with a stylish exterior design.

White modern house with a stylish exterior design. See this entire home here.

White modern house with a large backyard featuring a swimming pool and a well-maintained lawn area.

White modern house with a large backyard featuring a swimming pool and a well-maintained lawn area. See this entire home here.

This modern home boasts a wide lawn area that is well-maintained. The backyard offers an outdoor dining and living as well.

This modern home boasts a wide lawn area that is well-maintained. The backyard offers an outdoor dining and living as well. See this entire home here.

A modern villa with a white exterior and a sprawling backyard area.

A modern villa with a white exterior and a sprawling backyard area. See this entire home here.

Large linear house featuring a stylish black exterior.

Large linear house featuring a stylish black exterior. See this entire home here.

A beautiful modern house with glass windows and doors.

A beautiful modern house with glass windows and doors. See this entire home here.

Modern house with gray and white exterior.

Modern house with gray and white exterior. See this entire home here.

An exquisite modern mansion with a beautiful courtyard. The home also overlooking the beautiful ocean view.

An exquisite modern mansion with a beautiful courtyard. The home also overlooking the beautiful ocean view. See this entire home here.

Large modern house with glass walls and windows. It offers large balconies as well.

Large modern house with glass walls and windows. It offers large balconies as well. See this entire home here.

A unique modern-style house with stylish exterior and interior designs.

A unique modern-style house with stylish exterior and interior designs. See this entire home here.

Large modern-style house with a wooden exterior. The interior boasts warm white lighting.

Large modern-style house with a wooden exterior. The interior boasts warm white lighting. See this entire home here.

Modern house featuring a stylish exterior and a wide driveway.

Modern house featuring a stylish exterior and a wide driveway. See this entire home here.

Modern house featuring a swimming pool with some sitting lounges on its side.

Modern house featuring a swimming pool with some sitting lounges on its side. See this entire home here.

A gorgeous modern house with a wide driveway and a large garage area.

A gorgeous modern house with a wide driveway and a large garage area. See this entire home here.

Glass-wrapped modern house that looks absolutely incredible.

Glass-wrapped modern house that looks absolutely incredible. See this entire home here.

A stylish modern house with a gorgeous interior and a wide driveway and garage.

A stylish modern house with a gorgeous interior and a wide driveway and garage. See this entire home here.

Modern minimalist home featuring a stylish exterior along with a modish interior.

Modern minimalist home featuring a stylish exterior along with a modish interior. See this entire home here.

This modern house features a stylish exterior design and a wide driveway and garage.

This modern house features a stylish exterior design and a wide driveway and garage. See this entire home here.

A modern house with a green exterior.

A modern house with a green exterior. See this entire home here.

This modern house offers great outdoor amenities with healthy green plants.

This modern house offers great outdoor amenities with healthy green plants. See this entire home here.

A black modern house with a good-looking driveway leading straight to the home's garage.

A black modern house with a good-looking driveway leading straight to the home’s garage. See this entire home here.

Large white modern home with a nice balcony and terrace offering a stunning view of the surroundings.

Large white modern home with a nice balcony and terrace offering a stunning view of the surroundings. See this entire home here.

Large modern house featuring a sprawling lawn area and a beautiful driveway leading to the home's garage.

Large modern house featuring a sprawling lawn area and a beautiful driveway leading to the home’s garage. See this entire home here.

This modern house features an indoor garage and a small deck with a swimming pool on the side.

This modern house features an indoor garage and a small deck with a swimming pool on the side. See this entire home here.

A modern mansion with a stylish exterior design and has a stunning walkway leading to the entry.

A modern mansion with a stylish exterior design and has a stunning walkway leading to the entry. See this entire home here.

Large modern house with a gray exterior. Its design is so gorgeous and stylish.

Large modern house with a gray exterior. Its design is so gorgeous and stylish. See this entire home here.

An elegant modern home featuring a gorgeous white exterior and a beautiful front yard.

An elegant modern home featuring a gorgeous white exterior and a beautiful front yard. See this entire home here.

A beautiful white modern house with a gorgeous walkway and a garden area.

A beautiful white modern house with a gorgeous walkway and a garden area. See this entire home here.

This modern house boasts a beautiful garden area and offers a stunning look of the ocean view.

This modern house boasts a beautiful garden area and offers a stunning look of the ocean view. See this entire home here.

Large modern house featuring a beautiful lawn and garden areas along with a dramatic driveway leading to the home's entry.

Large modern house featuring a beautiful lawn and garden areas along with a dramatic driveway leading to the home’s entry. See this entire home here.

A modern house with a nice garden area and a well-maintained lawn area.

A modern house with a nice garden area and a well-maintained lawn area. See this entire home here.

This charming modern home is a wonderful contrast to its lush green landscape. It has light gray exterior walls complemented by large entryways and wide windows that are covered with railings. There is a lovely outdoor area on the side with a pool and a sitting area on terracotta flooring.

Designed by: SquareWorks LLP

This charming modern home is a wonderful contrast to its lush green landscape. It has light gray exterior walls complemented by large entryways and wide windows that are covered with railings. There is a lovely outdoor area on the side with a pool and a sitting area on terracotta flooring.

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