Modern Mountain Architecture

Inspired by the beauty of their natural surroundings, these modern mountain homes balance modern simplicity and clean lines with the livable warmth of natural materials.

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Modern Alaskan Home

A prime example of modern mountain architecture, this home combines clean, angled lines and sleek light wood to create a modern cabin. Natural wood paneling provides visual emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines while the angled single pitch roof exudes mod design.

Secluded Georgia Compound

Part of an expansive three building compound, the main house takes the modern minimalist attitude and displays a series of expansive open spaces separated by floating walls. Modern industry produced materials like cement and steel combine with natural river rock and redwood.

Washington Mountainside Mansion

Built into the steep slopes of Buck Mountain, this modern home rests on two slim concrete fins like a stately modern treehouse.  The cantilevered rectangular steel frame projects 28 feet outward in both directions and glass walls provide commanding mountain and lake views.

Modern Colorado Mountain View

This midcentury-modern residence offers spectacular mountain views from nearly every room with large floor to ceiling windows. The simple design combined with traditional materials allows the home to integrate seamlessly with surrounding rugged scenery.

Modern Covered Patio

Although decidedly prairie style, this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home unites harmoniously with nature with its wood tones and rustic appeal while strong lines give a modern look.

Salt Lake City Mountain-View Masterpiece

This open and airy mountainside retreat oozes modern mountain characteristics with its combination of flat and double pitched gable roof with large windows that take advantage of the Zen-like atmosphere.

Modern Mountain Home

A single pitch roof combines with two toned wood siding and a series of concrete balconies for taking in sweeping mountain views. Stone Henge-inspired landscaping and circular flagstone patio complete this modern mountain home.

Beverly Hills Residence

Texture in the natural stone and wood exterior elements provide relief from hard angled edges in this midcentury modern mansion surrounded by lush gardens, trickling fountains and serene ponds.  

Modern Rustic Retreat

A steeply-pitched roofline, cedar siding and ample stonework give the home classic rustic charm, while large windows, exposed structural beams and minimalist landscaping make it thoroughly modern.

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