What Makes A Home “Modern”?

Sleek, sustainable design, open concept floor plans, minimalism, and eco-conscious thinking are defining characteristics of modern architecture. Recently, modern design concepts in home building have become more popular, and the resurgence of interest in modern real estate has followed suit.  

 

These characteristics are what define Contemporary Architecture: 

 

Clean geometric linesAt the heart of modernist values lies the simplification of form. Modernist homes have a very ‘linear’ feel with straight lines and exposed building materials. Furnishings and adornment reflect this value, incorporating vibrant, geometric and abstract designs. 

 

Smaller, multifunctional spaces: With the Tiny House subculture consistently on the rise, and the new generation of homeowners expressing a desire to move away from the sprawling dwellings of the past, multifunctional living spaces are a must for modern homes. Built-in storage is commonly used to reflect this multi-purpose; space-saving feel. 

 

Eco-conscious: Modern homes are wellsuited for technological and green upgrades, as well as eco-friendly building materials and energy-efficient practices, and flat roofs to accommodate solar power. A new trend is to bring nature into each room for a calming, soothing effect. Large windows are abundant in modern architecture, allowing light to fill and expand the interior space, bringing the natural world indoors. 

 

Post-and-beam structure: Exposed wood posts and ceiling beams are classic elements in modern architecture. This style of building has been around for thousands of years; however, modern homes significantly emphasize the structure, rather than hiding the bones behind drywall. In new modern homes, the post-and-beam structure can be made of concrete, iron or other materials. The visible horizontal and vertical beams reinforce the clean geometric lines of the space. 

 

Open concept:  Modern design strives to “open” the space by eliminating enclosed rooms. A common tactic is to open the kitchen and dining room into an open living space, allowing the spaces to flow into one another. 

 

Minimalism: With open and connected modernist spaces, careful curation of furniture, adornments, and household objects is paramount to incorporating the modernist aesthetic. Generally, modernist homes have art and furniture that reflects the clean geometric lines and the natural materials of the architecture, leaving less space for clutter. Minimalist philosophies encourage few household items that serve both form and function, which work well within this design and architectural style. 

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Terrific Two-Story Home in Loveland!

Chic Colorado Living at 2266 Vermillion Creek Drive in The Lakes at Centerra in Loveland! The open concept is taken to a whole new level in the living room and kitchen with grand windows enveloping the space in calming light and natural beauty. The gourmet kitchen has expansive countertops, stainless steel appliances, a gas range stove, a grand island with seating, and generous cabinet space. The living room is a show-stopper with the gorgeous custom wood wall, hanging farmhouse-style pendant lights, built-in seating, a gas fireplace, and enormous windows. Move the party to the fully fenced backyard and enjoy all four seasons under the covered patio. Relaxing in the evenings is a cinch in the spacious master bedroom, complete with a 5 piece ensuite, barn door, and walk-in closet. This won’t last long! Come See Today! Contact Phil Cooper at (970) 232-4844 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

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Completely Renovated Ranch Style Home in Fort Collins!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a completely renovated 5 bed/3 bath home at 3024 Stanford Road in midtown Fort Collins. This home features an open concept kitchen with plenty of room for entertaining. The basement was professionally finished last year and has 2 large bedrooms and a wet bar. Don’t miss the secret storage room behind the bar. Plenty of room for your family, workout room, & home office. Backyard is perfect for those warm Colorado nights with loads of privacy. Contact Greg Rittner at (970) 682-3050 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/97434312

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Mid-Century Modern Ranch in Fort Collins!

Completely remodeled & updated mid-century ranch at 1624 Smith Place! The sellers have added $40K of additional updates since last purchased. Updates include: Solid hickory floors throughout, stainless appliances, large kitchen island, open floor plan, new carpet & tile, upgraded electrical, new water heater, radon mitigation & ring doorbell. Gorgeous custom low maintenance landscaping! Next to Spring Creek Trail, a bike ride to Old Town & the newly updated Midtown shops at Foothills. Location! Location! Location! Contact Kyle Basner for your private showing at (970) 481-5689 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/87785649

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Home to be Built in Johnstown!

4230 Carroway Seed Ct an ideal location, south of Scheels, near the I-25/34 interchange and Loveland Centerra. The Duncan is designed for the recreational enthusiast or car collector wanting a stunning and fresh design featuring a finished six car garage. Open concept with a gourmet kitchen, luxury finishes & hardwood flooring spanning the space. A custom designed fireplace & large windows opening up to the one of kind mountain & valley view, or bring your own custom design & let us build your dream home! Contact Jacqueline Feil for your private showing at (970) 402-7509 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/87700276

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Beautifully Renovated Home on Two Lots in Johnstown!

This beautiful open concept home at 1125 N 2nd St on two lots features spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, separate study, rec room, flex space and lots of indoor and outdoor storage. Fenced-in backyard features mature landscape, enclosed gardening area, North facing deck, West facing covered patio, and basketball court. NO HOA! Contact Suzi Espinoza for your private showing at 970-652-1394 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/81558335

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