Luxury modern homes are a symbol of sophistication and status. They’re designed to offer a perfect balance of comfort, functionality, and impressive style that stands out from the rest of the neighborhood. Impressive components include exceptional architectural details, creative exterior cladding, cantilevered volumes, grand front entrances, and striking fenestration. Outdoor spaces feature courtyards, sparkling swimming pools, expertly landscaped gardens, and outdoor living rooms that are geared toward relaxation and entertaining on a large scale. Here, we’ll look at a variety of modern home designs that are individually tailored to their discerning owner, from stark, brutalist-inspired designs to luxuriously welcoming family abodes. Let’s take a look at their unique features and breathtaking beauty.

1. Luxurious Los Angeles Hillside Home With Beautiful Views

Standing on a beauty spot in the Pacific Palisades foothills of LA, this 17,000 square-foot modern home has terraces and a feature staircase that rise from the natural contours of the environment. Immense glass walls drink in sunlight and breathtaking vistas.

2. The Contemporary Home Of A Majestic Pre-War Rain Tree

This Singaporean home has a huge pre-war rain tree in its landscaped garden. The home is focused on the tree’s presence, which is observed through glazed walls that fully retract and offer a seamless indoor-outdoor connection.

3. A Modern Pitched Roof House On Portugal’s West Coast [Video]

In Aveiro, West Portugal, this coastal house belongs to a multigenerational family unit. The external structure is compact with a sharply pitched roof. Wood cladding and white render create high contrast across the facade. Glass-sided balconies soak in the panorama.

4. Mid Century Modern Style Home In Silicon Valley 

A gabled profile, floor-to-ceiling windows, and wood paneling give this home a distinct Californian mid-century modern vibe, reminiscent of an Eichler home. The glazed walls seamlessly link the living room and master bedroom to a family-focused patio area.


5. A Spectacular Seaside Tropical Villa [Video]

3-stories of edge-to-edge windows absorb 270 degrees of beach views at this contemporary villa. A freeform infinity-edge pool and sweeping sun terrace are cantilevered over the coastal hillside, which is lush with tropical vegetation and palm trees.

6. A Sprawling Modern Home in Bangkok

This long, linear home design offers an expansive floor plan to accommodate every member of the family with their own personal space. Located in bustling Bangkok, this modern household offers a slice of serenity, away from the masses.

7. A Monolithic Argentinian House Set In Stone And Concrete [Video]

In Argentina, this brutalist-style concrete house design places a gray monolithic mass on the green landscape. Rustic stone walls periodically break the concrete lines, adding texture and interest. Patio areas extend the living space and raise plant-filled beds.

8. A Luxurious Dream Home Overlooking the Sea in Mykonos

Named after the mythological Greek idea of immortal paradise “Elysium”, this mansion spans 7,500 square feet on a 43,000 square foot plot. Elysium has a helipad, gym, two private pools, nine bedrooms, ten bathrooms, and an iPad-operated home control system.

9. A Beautifully Landscaped Brutalist House [Video]

Limited fenestration and solid, brutalist blocks give this Housten-based home a fortress-like appearance. The entrance to the 2900-square-foot home design is tucked inside the two overlapping walls at the front. Once inside the protective walls, a courtyard sanctuary unfolds.

10. Curvilinear Home Design In A Forest By The Sea

The ‘Waterfall house’ sculpts clean white curves through a dense forest landscape, which parts to reveal a sparkling sea view. A water feature cascades from the cantilevered second floor. A huge infinity pool seems to reach the horizon.

11. Connecting With Family and Nature at The Totoro House [Video]

A unique home with a fun space-age look, which was inspired by the futuristic architecture of the late 1950s. This quirky design promotes a connection with the environment, by dissolving boundaries between interior living spaces and a welcoming garden.

12. A Contemporary Urban Residence In Brazil [Video]

With a base of exposed concrete and a steel-clad upper, this Brazilian home builds a bold presence. Tall hedgerows shield the 42-square-meter residence and its manicured gardens from the street.

13. A Peaceful Japanese House Surrounded By Greenery [Video]

This peaceful Japanese house in Hiroshima city belongs to its designer. The irregularities of the site include a large tunnel that penetrates Mt. Eba. Abundant greenery distracts from the urban atmosphere.

14. A Beautiful British House Set In A Lush Orchard [Video] 

Claywood House in Hampshire, England is a wheelchair-friendly abode with flush thresholds, wide hallways, and low windows. The accessible residence won House of the Year 2022 at the British Homes Awards.

15. A Hillside House In Indonesia [Video]

Bedded cozily into its green, hillside environment in Senggigi, Batu Layar, this modern house boasts fantastic views over the ocean. The tree-filled terrain grows a green canopy that shelters the property from the view of higher ground. 

16. Incredible Modern Lakeside Home In Canada 

30 feet above Sakinaw Lake in British Columbia, this luxurious 380-square-meter vacation home has an L-shape arrangement under flat roofs. The roofline extends over a wraparound terrace to create covered outdoor living spaces that can be utilized comfortably in burning sunshine or light rain.

17. Family Compound For Two Brothers In China [Video]

Designed as a luxury family compound for two brothers and their extended family, the 1700-square-meter Flowing Garden House is composed of a main communal space and two private units. The communal spaces are focused around a central courtyard with a serene pond and trees.

18. A Home Designed To Make You Forget About Time

Designed to promote mental presence, the Forgetting Time House is all about balance. Areas of openness and enclosure have been created around a huge courtyard with uplifting greenery and a pool, where life slows down.

19. A Lush Vietnamese Villa Built To Accommodate Multiple Generations [Video]

This three-generation family home was designed to combine a traditional Vietnamese lifestyle with a more modern, multicultural way of living. Feathery veils of creepers create natural pockets of privacy along the terrace.

20. A Luxurious Terraced Villa With Pool In The Mediterranean [Video]

A deluxe 1,260 square meter villa in Son Vida, Palma, includes a large outdoor swimming pool and south-facing multi-level terraces. The stepped terraces follow the topography of the hillside, which is commonly referred to as the “Beverly Hills of Mallorca”.

21. A Swanky Swiss Villa On The Shores Of Lake Geneva [Video]

Rolling views of pristine lawns and a lush green grove bestow a peaceful essence on this three-floor deluxe villa, near Lake Geneva. The 2,000-square-meter home includes eight bedrooms, a theater, and a wellness area with a hammam and gym. A separate villa on the property accommodates the homeowner’s guests.

22. Breathtaking Villa That Opens Its Windows To New Zealand’s Serene Landscape [Video]

The massive windows and wide deck of this villa maximize a stunning panorama of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand. The home is located on the sustainable development, “Waiora”, in the exclusive Forestlines gated community.

23. A Modern Luxury Home In Spain With A Stone Facade [Video]

Shining white render cuts cleanly above a base of rustic stone walls in this modern home build. The stacked, three-story arrangement reflects in huge a swimming pool that wraps the perimeter. Mini pools shimmer amidst patio slabs, exaggerating the water’s reach.

24. A Modern Rammed Earth House That Emphasizes Sustainability [Video]

Rammed earth gives this modern structure reduced solar heat gain, which keeps the temperature a comfortable 7 and 10 degrees cooler than the climate of Gujarat. Using sustainable building practices from our past, the 3000-square-foot house blends sympathetically with the natural habitat and farmlands.

25. Unique Family Hive Home In India

The 600-square-meter ‘Hive’ family home features a metal skin of geometric blocks, inspired by the homeowner’s career in machine-making and the structures found in honeycomb. The decorative screens create magical light play across the home interior.

26. The Lucknow Project – A Modern Mansion In Disguise

This large modern home design in Lucknow city was broken into smaller fragments to integrate modestly into its tightly packed neighborhood. The decorative screens that shade the interior are based on traditional ‘chikan’ embroidery.

27. Curvilinear Architecture with Landscaped Gardens

In contradiction to the box-like modern architecture that the homeowner had previously experienced, this Indian home design has silky, curvilinear architecture. The design flows in harmony with the contours of its habitat, and complements a predominantly outdoor lifestyle.

28. A Concrete Home Design That’s Skillfully Secluded From The City

Elegant frameless windows and a pretty, landscaped garden counterbalance this brutalist-inspired concrete home design. A narrow stream of water trickles through the home, concluding at a large swimming pool.

29. Modern Farmhouse

A cubed stone volume and rich wood cladding bestow visual warmth on this sleek example of modern architecture. A black pitched roof smartly crowns the structure, while a rectangular swimming pool dominates the outdoor living space.

30. A Modern Black House In Australia

In Melbourne, Australia, this two-story home displays a linear minimalist aesthetic at the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac. A cool blue swimming pool pushes close to the perimeter of the understated exterior and a carefully cultivated garden.

31. Beautiful Modern Spanish House With Courtyards And Pool [Video]

A horizontal program of concrete & stone volumes, courtyards, and terraces, this 905-square-meter modern house has an elongated profile with a flat roof. The swimming pool lays flatly across the landscape, echoing the long line of a concrete sun terrace.

32. State Of The Art Spanish Villa With Panoramic Views

A state-of-the-art modern home, Villa La Toca features a 390-square-meter illuminated terrace with a rounded 59-square meter-swimming pool and wraparound views. An illuminated staircase leaves the bright stage, dropping into a tree-lined descent.

33. Mediterranean Villa With A Fusion Of Modern & Andalusian Architecture [Video]

Villa Victoria is a meld of modern and Andalusian architectural influence with indoor and outdoor water features and attractive gardens. An L-shaped infinity pool defines the construction of a social sun patio. Heated outdoor living spaces offer opportunities for evening soirees.

34. Impressive Luxury Villa In Spain With Landscaped Gardens [Video]

This residence boasts an enviable position in the Sotogrande development, along with some of the most extravagant properties in Spain. Its contemporary exterior is filled with classic elegance, stylish sophistication, and state-of-the-art technology.

35. A Modern House On A Slope In Spain [Video]

Overlapping planes construct this 985-square-meter home, which negotiate the topography of a rocky Spanish hillside. The winged floor plan concentrates the view towards the Mediterranean Sea. Rough white concrete bands and warm wood cladding accentuate interlocking levels and large terraces.

36. A Geometric House In Exposed Concrete [Video]

Spanning 693 square meters, this home has far-flung views of the valley in Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil. Board-formed concrete and wood-slatted window shutters give the home exterior texture and tone. Graceful stilts support the base of the structure, while cantilevered volumes form oblique edges.

37. Golf Course Views and a Striking Exterior Make for a Modern Marvel

Curves and ellipses shape this extraordinary yet compact modern home and swimming pool, which is located at the edge of a golf course in Valencia, Spain. As well as being incredibly striking, the curves expand the sense of space.

38. A Brazilian Art Collector’s Home With A Luxurious Glass Swimming Pool 

The glass pool was the most challenging and integral part of this home design, which is a 477-square-meter duplex in São Paulo, Brazil. To make the client’s swimming pool dreams come true, the pool became a unique living room feature.

39. Sea Views And Stone Walls Shape A Luxury Modern Home In Brazil

Inspired by the Western Wall in Jerusalem, this 5,200-square-foot oceanside home displays the same peachy greige stone, brought together with natural timber. The Pedra da Gávea mountain makes a breathtaking backdrop.

40. A Modern House On A Challenging Sloped Terrain [Video]

A glazed elbow links the two oblique volumes that make up this modern home in Santa Maria Da Feira, Portugal. The glass corridor bridges the challenging undulations of the landscape beneath.

41. Luxury House With Green Spaces, Designed To Host House Guests

Based in the countryside of Río Claro, Brazil, this 6803-square-foot modern house is a functional space that welcomes family and friends. The exterior is clad with Cumaru wood, which complements the captivating green garden and a cool blue swimming pool that cuts through the back lawn.

42. A Tranquil Jungle House That Incorporates Japanese Ethos [Video]

In Llanogrande, Colombia, this commanding jungle house incorporates a tranquil Japanese Ethos. Curved corners soften the aesthetic, while expanses of water and majestic trees fashion zen encounters.

43. Six Floor Luxury Home With Massive Family Entertainment Zone [Video]

This linear, stacked South African home in Cape Town measures 943 square meters. A glazed boundary links the interior with an infinity pool, the sea view, and Table Mountain National Park.

44. An Architect’s House That Melds Traditional Japanese And Ukrainian Ethos In A Modern Shell

Located in a village in the suburbs of Kyiv, Ukraine, this unusual home evolved from a fresh take on Ukrainian traditions and the perfectly imperfect harmony of the Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy. A contemporary interpretation of a thatched roof adds storybook character.

45. Views of Mountains and the Sea Make This South African Home Truly Stunning

Built on a mountain ridge, below Cape Town’s Lion’s Head peak, this home enjoys 360-degree views. The architecture navigates the steep pitch of the site with a layered arrangement, which is entered via the mid-level.

46. A South African Home that Maximizes Nature Reserve Views

Designed for a family, this striking Johannesburg home is located at the foot of a local nature preserve. Attention was placed on a North side opening to capitalize on the views. Glass walls link the interior with outdoor entertaining areas.

47. Luxury Property In Beverly Hills With Lap Pool And State Of The Art Movie Theatre

Carla House is located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, where the view reaches all the way to the Hollywood sign. The 20,000-square-foot home has two wings settled on either side of a 2,000-square-foot upper deck, above an 84-foot-long lap pool.

48. Luxury Bel-Air Property With Immense Swimming Pool

This Bel-Air property has a show-stopping swimming pool that snakes around the property’s curved boundary. The 20,000-square-foot home has a professional tennis court, a twenty-person movie theater, a gym & spa, and a huge wine room.

49. A Luxury Miami Beach Home With Pools, Natural Lagoons, And A Rooftop Garden

A seamless indoor-outdoor layout, including a massive covered terrace and a sensational rooftop terrace, allows the owners of this mansion to submerge in Floridian life. A swimming pool with fountains splashes at one side of the 15,000-square-foot property, the other has an organic lagoon that’s abundant with aquatic plants.

50. Luxury Home In A Tropical Habitat

Solid concrete volumes interlock to form this linear piece of modern architecture on a green hill slope in Colima, México. Designed to honor the owner’s fond relationship with nature, the layout of Casa Entreparotas generates scenic routes that circulate the house and its wild borders.

51. Modern Mexican Build With Tropical Gardens

Traditional stone walls prop up a contemporary black steel volume in this modern build, located in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Prolific planting around the pool terrace and a central courtyard fondly recognizes the area’s rich biodiversity.

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