Modernist homes continue to be sources of inspiration and aspiration for today’s homebuyers. They appeal to people for a myriad of reasons – for their artful simplicity, light, open space, connection to nature. Philip Johnson, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright were among the first visionaries to created such streamlined creations. Contemporary architects and designers have continued the tradition, offering their 21st century paradigms for living well that combine clean lines, luxe textures, seamless harmony with natural surroundings, and the latest technology of the day. We scoured the latest Coldwell Banker Global Luxury listings and found three modern marvels that are right at home with this ideal. From a desert minimalist masterpiece in Las Vegas to a newly constructed warm contemporary gem in West Los Angeles, these residences offers a stunning backdrop for living well…very well.
The desert has always been an idyllic stage from which modernist architecture can shine. This 9,827 square-foot mansion nestled in the Summit Club, between Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the Las Vegas Strip, is “fully immersed in modern minimalist luxury and completely connected to the natural environment,” describes listing agent Lillie Shines of Coldwell Banker Premier Realty in Henderson.
The home’s sweeping footprint set on a one-acre-plus corner lot provides a stunning backdrop for interiors that quite literally become one with the outdoors: expansive pocket sliders create a true indoor-outdoor experience where two zero-edge pool, spa, and an outdoor kitchen equipped with a pizza oven and bar meet views of majestic mountains, golf course and the flashing lights of the strip. Amenities include a rooftop deck, temp-controlled wine wall, a flex room, office, a gym, two large secondary bedrooms with ensuite baths and a lavish primary suite, plus a private attached five-bedroom, four-bath casita.
You had us at “masterpiece of modern luxury living.” These words appear in the very first sentence of the property description for this brand-new contemporary build in L.A.’s Brentwood neighborhood. The home’s clean, contemporary design allows its stellar views to stand out.
Says listing agent Derrick Smith of Coldwell Banker Realty in Beverly Hills: “The home boasts the best views in Brentwood, with nearly every room showcasing incredible vistas of the city and sea.” A footprint of over 13,500 square feet unites sustainable, eco-friendly features and warm neutral textures with top-of-the-line Miele appliances, six bedrooms, 8-seat theater, a 4-car garage and too many more amenities to name. Most rooms have direct access to the beautifully landscaped yard or a private balcony, “curating seamless indoor-outdoor living,” adds Smith. Throw in the infinity pool with ocean views, and the masterpiece title seems even more apt.