Curb Appeal: Minimalist Modern Home in Texas

A sleek glass breezeway connects the common areas and more private spaces, as well as the indoors and outdoors in this modern home from Matt Fajkus Architecture. Cedar siding echoes the natural landscape of the lot and warms the exterior, while minimal decor keeps all eyes on the home's stunning architecture.

Photo By: Spaces & Faces Photography

Photo By: Spaces & Faces Photography

Photo By: Spaces & Faces Photography

Photo By: Spaces & Faces Photography

Photo By: Spaces & Faces Photography

Photo By: Spaces & Faces Photography

Photo By: Charles Davis Smith

Photo By: Charles Davis Smith

Photo By: Charles Davis Smith

Photo By: Charles Davis Smith

Photo By: Charles Davis Smith

Photo By: Charles Davis Smith

Photo By: Charles Davis Smith

Home's Modern Design Elegantly Combines the Natural and the Manmade

Designers wanted to incorporate the site's dynamic landscape into the design of this home, so they created a meaningfully framed procession through the property with nuanced natural lighting throughout, creating a transitional space between the manmade and nature.

Glass Draws Connection Between the Front Yard and Courtyard

Designers wanted everything in this modern home to be connected, so they used glass throughout the design to create this synergy, drawing a line of sight from the front yard, into the home's interior and into the courtyard space.

Retaining Wall Runs Through the Property to Support the Home's Modern Facade

Throughout the property, a continuous, jogging retaining wall leads from outside to inside and embeds the structure below natural grade at the front with flush transitions at its rear facade.

Building Materials Show Home's Public and Private Spaces

From the outside, designers wanted to delineate the public space from the private ones, so they used glass to allow transparency through the public spaces and a wood exterior to keep the private spaces private.

Dining Bridge with View of Backyard Entertaining Space

A dining bridge connects the common and private wings of this modern home. From the interior of the dining space, guests and homeowners have a beautiful view of the pool and outdoor entertaining space to enjoy while they eat.

Infinity Edge Pool and Hot Tub in Modern Backyard

In the backyard, an infinity edge pool and hot tub that connect the facade of the modern house to its beautiful views of nature combine with an outdoor dining area to create the perfect, elegant entertaining space.

Lights Illuminate Infinity-Edge Pool at Night

Recessed lighting and LEDs in the pool illuminate this outdoor space for use into the evening. An infinity-edge both complements the home's modern design and showcases the natural beauty of the landscape.

Wood Ceilings Flow From Kitchen to Living Room

To make the kitchen and living room feel even more cohesive, the architects extended the wood ceiling across the two spaces. A low-level loveseat and four armchairs give the owners room to entertain, without distracting from their stunning surroundings.

Contemporary Art Enlivens Formal Dining Room

A closer look at the dining room reveals colorful, contemporary artwork. When set against crisp white backdrops, the canvases easily enliven the room and complement the space's clean lines.

Formal Dining Room With Rows of Windows

Down the hall, a dining table with eight chairs waits at the ready for visitors. Windows on either side provide unobstructed views of the outdoors, and so help the space feel larger and more open.

Modern Kitchen Features Unique Chandelier

Behind the island, rows of drawers keep kitchen utensils neat and organized. A minimalist light fixture hangs overhead, drawing subtle visual interest to the ceiling without competing with the views ahead.

Modern Kitchen With Sleek Island

Though defined by clean lines and a sleek island, this modern kitchen feels warm and welcoming thanks to its rich wood ceilings. Recessed lighting illuminates the space for easy meal-prep, while cabinets in the back provide plenty of storage.

Modern Bedroom With Sliding Glass Doors

Neutral hues and minimal decor keep the bedroom serene and free of every day distractions. Large sliding glass doors open to the backyard, allowing sunlight and cool morning breezes to filter inside.