Sleek lines, interesting shapes and a bold, gutsy aesthetic are what it takes to transform an average space into an ultra-modern one. And recently, looking for a dash of design inspiration, we rounded up our top five picks of homes from around the world whose owners have created wildly inspiring, modern spaces that are kind of rocking our faces off. We’re into these homes, of course, because they feature an amazing range of design influences and work by architecture gods but also because we love the fearless stylings they imbue their spaces with. So much more than just nice, softly furnished rooms, these homes represent the perfect idealism of ultra modern design – creating a hyper-personal space that fits its international inhabitants just perfectly.
Villa Veth Home – Hattern, Netherlands
Hattern, Netherlands anyone? After uncovering this home, we’re on the next flight out. Nestled between a forest and a meadow, Villa Veth was designed by 123DV Modern Villas to blend the lines between a fascinating natural environment and a sophisticated interior space. Modern powder coated, concrete floors flow seamlessly onto outdoor patios, while the curved glass walls showcase the creative twists and turns connecting the rooms within.
to blend the lines between a fascinating natural environment and a sophisticated interior space. Modern powder coated, concrete floors flow seamlessly onto outdoor patios, while the curved glass walls showcase the creative twists and turns connecting the rooms within.
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Local Rock House, New Zealand
You know we love when the natural world is able to blend seamlessly into the world of modern design, so it’s little wonder we had to include this absolutely rockin’ New Zealand masterpiece. Designed by the genius minds at Pattersons Associates, the Local Rock House is built around a tremendous rock mass and is built almost entirely of, you guessed it, local rocks. The combination of raw materials with the many louvered windows creates a mysterious yet charming atmosphere that screams relaxation. And, the white sandy beaches just steps away sure don’t hurt either.
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Itiquira House – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This majestic structure was enhanced by Brazilian architect extraordinaire, Gisele Taranto who’s pairing of organic resources and a décor that is at once simple and inviting makes the Itiquira house a top contender in the global ultra-modern space.
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Skylight House – Sydney, Australia
About as far from traditional as you can get, the Skylight House, designed by the husband and wife team at Chenchow Little , inverts the classic home design by placing the living spaces on the second floor, the bedrooms on the first and opening up the roof to the heavens. Though as a term, ‘skylight’ really doesn’t begin to describe the vaulted ceilings in the living room space, the clear glass bands, separated by sculpted white blades certainly bring the sky just that much closer.
Lollipop House – Giheung-gu, Republic of Korea
It’s a rare thing to come across a home that is so unique, so out of the ordinary and so deliciously inspiring. A sight to behold on the outside, the clean and sleek interior makes nearly as much of an impact. Based on a practical skip floor format, the neutral pallete of the rooms makes it increasingly clear that architect Moon Hoon knew exactly how many licks it would take to get the center of this lollipop just right.
Now we’re ready to decorate and move in! Do you have in inspiring modern homes that you’d like to share? Please send them them to us, we’d love to see and share!