I have always been super intrigued by modern home plans like this but never was sure if it would really fit in well with our lifestyle. I feel like homes like this always have to look very ordered and tidy so that it goes with the whole ambience of the architectural style. Kids and families do not really jive with that motif. Does anybody on here have experience actually living with modern house design, especially those with family? Do kids toys, messy kitchens, and everything else that come along with it down grade the look? I would love to find a house that looks like this because I really like everything from the actual architecture design to the exterior paint colors and landscaping.
I think that modern home plans always have the coolest pools and outdoor spaces -- probably because this architectural style just lends itself to the geometry and symmetry of the exterior of a house. Modern pool designs always look so much edgier and chicer than traditional style home, and I think give that resort feel far more than anything else that I have seen on here. This particular home is fascinating because it has several different pool features each with a different use. I can see a lap lane, a larger above ground pool that is off to the side, and I am pretty sure that they even have an indoor swimming pool.
I think that modern home plans have, by far, the best kitchens that I have seen of any other design style. I always wondered why that was, but then when I actually say down to think about it as we were planning out the home we are building, I realized that so many elements that create the foundation of the room (stove, sink, appliances, etc.) all just naturally have a more contemporary or industrial vibe. It makes far more sense to lean into this style with the rest of your home design ideas so that each of these pieces feel intentional and actually amplify the design, rather than just being eye sore that you hope nobody notices. We know that these things are going to have to be in the kitchen, so why not turn them into decorative accents.
Something about the clean uncluttered look and almost aloof vibe of modern home plans really speak to me. Growing up my family always lived in more traditional style homes in "cookie cutter" neighborhoods, so I was not exposed to anything much different. When I moved out here to LA in my late twenties, I saw so much diversity in architecture and was first exposed to these stunning modern house plans. Architecture actually became a passion of mine, and I love driving around some of the ritzier neighborhoods just to ogle these designs. This is probably my favorite house of all time because it is so simple yet vibrant. The lines of the home tell such a story and the modern lighting ideas that they used throughout just amplify the style.
One thing that I generally do not like about modern home plans is that their fireplaces are so tiny. Even if you have a huge two-story stacked stone fireplace or something like that, the actual area with the flame (not sure what you call that) is so small and narrow. I wish that modern fireplace ideas had more of a hearth feel like traditional style homes, but I guess that it would not really go with the vibe of the rest of the house. My brother sent me these renderings of what will be his new living room in the house he is building. The home design is gorgeous, but I just feel like the fireplace is an after thought (and might actually burn up that tv haha).
It has been really hard for me to find modern home plans that do not cost an arm and a leg to finish. Throughout my research and planning process, I have surprisingly found that more contemporary home interior design trends are far more expensive than other traditional styles that I have done in the past. I was trying to imitate this master bathroom design in our new home, but you would be floored how much it costs to add just the foundational elements of the design like the barn-style door and the "floating" walk in shower. We really have our hearts set on a modern bathroom like this, so we will figure out a way to make it work.