Floating staircases. Walls of glass. Clean lines. Who doesn’t love a well-designed modern home? They’re beautiful, functional and a blank canvas for your art, furniture, life. From an angled contemporary retreat overlooking Los Angeles to a white-hot Miami waterfront, these six masterpieces marketed by Coldwell Banker Previews International® call attention to the less-is-more beauty of modern architecture.
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1734 N Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Designed and crafted by renowned European designer Luca Colombo, this 5-bedroom abode has all the modern calling cards: open spaces, walls of glass and incredible finishes such as baltic stone, custom aluminum doors and terrazzo flooring for the ultimate California indoor-outdoor modern lifestyle.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
This modern masterpiece draws comparisons to the Getty Center and its easy to see why. Set on 1.36 acres with views over Santa Monica Canyon and the shimmering ocean, the interiors echo a museum ambiance, with ceilings soaring to 26 feet, galleries with 8-foot wide hallways and generous proportions spanning approximately 14,645 square feet.
10008 E Leeward Shores Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
Located on a tall ridge with panoramic views of Traverse City’s West Bay, this sleek 6,000 square-foot home is inspired by the Northern Michigan landscape. Inside, an eye-catching solid black walnut hanging staircase mixes with low-maintenance concrete and steel, while 45 European windows let in natural light for an inspiring tree house effect.
35545 Beach Road
Dana Point, CA 92624
Known as the Capo Beach Glass House, this Robert Quigley-designed residence sits directly on the sand in Capistrano Bay, featuring a sweeping oceanfront panorama, two-story ceilings, an exquisite glass pavilion and inviting juxtaposition of expansive windows and concrete walls. Extensive glass affords ample natural lighting and ocean vistas from nearly every room.
1665 Euston Road
San Marino, CA 91108
The Pasadena area is teeming with mid-century gems and this contemporary post-and-beam style house by famous architect Donald Hensman of Buff & Hensman is one such architectural wonder. The sprawling 9-bedroom home sits on almost 1.5 acres lot on a knoll facing south with widely used glass wall to bring all external views (think pool and tennis court) and the cabana as part of the architecture.
5446 N Bay Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33140
It doesn’t get any more modern than this brand new 13,000-square-foot party pad built by star developer Todd Glaser. Walls of glass and clean lines accentuate the unobstructed views of downtown Miami skyline—thanks to the home’s 186 feet on wide bay. And the spiraling staircase adds just the right dose of drama.