6 Types of Modern Homes and the Coolest Ones We Could Find


One of our favorites is this Modern Lodge in Shakopee, MN by luxury modern home builders, Sustainable Nine. Chances are if you don't own one yourself, you at least know someone who has a cabin in Minnesota. A-frame lodges are commonly seen, but this modern lodge on Lake O'Dowd blows those out of the water (pun intended). It has incredible architectural lines and dynamics but still holds that cabin aesthetic with the wood, stones, and all the windows to feel like you are IN the woods. What a great example of the beautiful modern homes in Minnesota.


This modern take on the traditional farmhouse has us swooning! I can picture myself right now sipping my fresh brewed coffee on that porch. This home by M House Development hasn't missed a single farmhouse detail but has elevated the farmhouse the modern vibe of the black and white mixed exterior as well as mixed patterns such as the board and batten on the garage door and the brick throughout the exterior. What a beautiful example of a modern farmhouse!


The craftsman-style home is one that has become more prominent over the last year or so. Architectures and home builders have begun redesigning the craftsman and adding texture and different colors to the exterior of the home. The basic design of a craftsman-style home is a front porch, columns supporting the roof, and a sturdy bottom getting smaller on top. This look is undeniable, and you can drive through any town, and you're probably going to find one!


Cottage homes date back to the middle ages when it was primarily a dwelling of farmers, laborers, or cottars, which is where we get the name cottage. The more you know, right? The basic elements of a cottage include ground floor living space, and sleeping spaces on the upper level, nestled within the frame of the roof. They are usually a bit smaller in size and located in more rural areas, surrounded by trees and nature. Cozy!


The rustic-but-contemporary homes in the Colorado Rockies inspired this modern contemporary home. I think they nailed it! Contemporary is a fairly recent design, and now, rather than past eras which is what modern suggests when referencing design. Contemporary homes contain more color, clean lines, smooth finishes, and lighter woods. Right out the gate, this home is showcasing a beautiful black siding exterior that contrasts incredibly well with the stone and cedar accents. Adding splashes of color on accent walls or exterior paint is a big part of contemporary design. This house has a jade green closet that is the epitome of luxury and stands out from the rest. This home has added texture everywhere - from cloth wallpaper to wooden ceilings, and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace. 


This modern ranch in Southern California contains all the crucial elements that define it as a ranch-style home. It has one level, has a low-pitch roof, a unique layout, and all the windows you could want to let in the perfect amount of natural light throughout. The one thing that makes this ranch home a bit more modern is the removal of walls that would separate the rooms. Instead, they've got a great room configuration that centers around a beautiful modern hearth fireplace, making it an open concept house. The vaulted ceilings make this home nice and open, and the exterior of that great room, with the cedar siding, gives a modern asymmetrical design that you are not going to find on a classic ranch home.