With their striking streamlined designs, 20th-century luminaries from Frank Lloyd Wright to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson solidified modernist style in the architectural realm. Their influence persists in these homes, artful settings for contemporary living that feature clean lines, light-filled spaces, and a relationship with their surroundings.
Modern Majesty in the Marina District
Re-imagined and rebuilt, this modern three-bedroom San Francisco home is unrivaled for its luxury, efficiency, and comfort. It features a living area with a sound system and a gas fireplace; a kitchen with a La Cornue range; a dining room overlooking the chic backyard garden; a rooftop deck; a wine cellar; a lower-level guest suite; and a garage with a pair of Tesla Powerwalls. A Control4 system manages climate, lighting, blinds, audiovisual equipment, security, and fireplaces.
Stylish Texas Showplace
Surrounded by 1.8 lush acres in the Stallion Lakes community, 40 miles outside Houston, this 6,595-square-foot four-bedroom residence exemplifies refined modern living. Sophisticated entertaining is effortless thanks to spaces with thoughtfully chosen fixtures and finishes: a dramatic double-height living room, a formal dining room, an impressively outfitted kitchen with a breakfast room and two pantries, a game room, a media room, and a covered outdoor living area featuring a summer kitchen and views of the refreshing pool and spa.
Light-Filled California Luxury
Contemporary lines, soaring ceilings, and a minimalist palette are hallmarks of this light-flooded six-bedroom home on a promontory in Calabasas. Among the alluring spaces are a dining room with a full-size wine chiller, a theater, a game room, a library, a study, a gym, and a chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry, an oversized island, and stainless-steel Gaggenau and Thermador appliances. Perfect for California’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle, the backyard offers grassy lawn, an infinity-edge pool and spa, a fire pit, and an alfresco kitchen and bar.
Santa Fe Sophistication
On a five-acre lot in Santa Fe’s wooded Wilderness Gate neighborhood, this striking three-bedroom residence combines sophisticated modern design, powerful architecture, and the inherent warmth of Santa Fe style. Highlights include an open-concept living and dining room; a wet bar with a wine chiller; a spacious, well-outfitted kitchen; a portal with a grilling area, a fireplace, and vast views of mountains, city lights, and sunsets; and a rare resort-caliber diving pool and spa.