The definition of luxury and opulence varies from one individual to another but certain characteristics will always define Modern Mansions. Extending surreal views, lush tropical greenery embedding the home itself, multiple swimming pools, green roofs encouraging the sustainable movement, natural elegant materials, rich wooden textures and an incredible attention to details are key elements present in almost every Modern Mansion encountered today. How would your dream home look like and which location would you choose? We invite you on a short journey through our 16 top modern mansions designs that will delight your sense and inspire your quest of finding the ideal home.
1. THE QUEDJINUP IN AUSTRALIA | MODERN MANSION BY JODIE COOPER DESIGN
Australia can definitely be considered the home land of modern mansions, luxurious, opulent and contemporary at the same time. The Quedjinup modern mansion was created by Jodie Cooper with a sensible approach to natural materials and textures, all merged into a creation that resembles the classical A shape of a home but with an interior rich in finishes, details , exuding a warm, cozy atmosphere with colorful accents.The most impressive aspect of this architectural piece is the outside back porch created by prolonging the roof on the back part of the home and creating thus a wonderful dinning space.The classical beige and contrasting dark hues of the roof accentuate the beautifully composed shape of the home. The interior design has begun with a basic beige neutral background on which natural materials such as wood and stone have been added, all balanced by the placement of certain vibrant colorful accents and decoration that bring everything together in an elegant symphony.
Photos by Joel Barbita
2. A MEDITERRANEAN MODERN MANSION DESIGNED IN MOORISH STYLE
Perrone Construction has designed this amazing home is situated in Sarasota, Florida that can only be described by opulence and ultimate luxury.The modern mansion reflects the Moorish style in a display of incredible mixes of rich materials, textures and volume plays.The incredible surreal garden is only an extent of the home itself, a canopy of plants and trees balancing the lush natural stone swimming pool that lights up at night, drowning the architectural volume in a playful composition of light and shadows.The pool has received a preferential treatment as colorful lights have been added underneath the water to intensify the overall luxurious image.
Photo courtesy to Joel Schemmel @ Sotheby’s International Realty
3. MODERN MANSION ENJOYING UNHARMED VIEWS OF THE WILDERNESS IN CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles architect Barbara Bestors has captured the pure essence of the captivating wilderness of California in a balanced elegant architectural composition that represent the synthesis of modern mansions.Expansive views have been accentuated, natural warm materials used with a keen attention on finishing touches and backyard landscaping.A beautiful transition has been created between the private outdoors of its own garden and the surreal landscape surrounding the mansion, making the home’s interior an extension to its outer design.The simple one storey home takes in the landscape and its terrain and lays low in an attempt to connect with the natural.
BARBARA BESTOR ARCHITECTURE I LAURE JOLIET PHOTOGRAPHY
4. ARKANSAS HOUSE-MODERN MANSION EMBEDDED IN VEGETATION BY MARLON BLACKWELL
Architect Marlon Blackwell has proven through its Askansas house that modern mansions come in all shapes and sizes. Lush vegetation and modern materials are in a constant struggle for supremacy in this simple minimal composition that breathes in greenery. The L shaped modern mansion opens up towards the natural element, transforming this delicate creation into the perfect oasis in the middle of the forest.Coppery materials have been used on the facade as a finish that will age wonderfully over time, merging more and more with the natural.
Photographs: Tim Hursley
5. HOUSE SED MODERN MANSION BY RUDOLPH VAN DER MEULEN
Johannesburg, South Africa is definitely the territory of luxury and opulence nowadays and House Sed by Rudolph van der Meulen is no different.The story home extends on a large surface of 921 m2 in a contemporary simple composition oriented with large glass walls towards the impeccable designed garden. The interior style reflects its exterior in a balanced combination of sober and luxury, with inner water ponds populated by beautiful koi fish.The color pallet has been kept rather neutral, beige tones dominating the composition and wooden touches warming up the rather sterile design line.
Photographs by: Barend Roberts and David Ross
6. MODERN MANSIONS SUPERLATIVES – LA PERLA DEL MEDITERRANEO BY CARLOS GILARDI
“THERE ARE SHAPES THAT CAN ONLY BE DESIGNED ONCE, AND AFTER THEIR TRANSFORMATION FROM PAPER TO REALITY THESE BECOME MASTERPIECES. THIS IS THE CASE WITH THIS PROPERTY, BORN FROM THE ASPIRATION OF A PROJECT THAT FROM THE BEGINNING SOUGHT TO CROWN A PRIVILEGED ENVIRONMENT. “
A true pearl of the Mediterranean has been created by Carlos Gilardi, a creation that resembles a pure sculpture clinging to the rocky shores in its attempt of capturing the expansive impressive views of this surreal landscape.White pure simple clear planes intersect in what is an elegant architectural creation which impresses through position and simplicity. The main focus of the home is its long terrace and infinity pool overlooking the blue sea, loosing itself in the dreamy image provided.
Pictures by Antonio López Espada
7. JELLYFISH HOUSE-MODERN MANSION EXPOSING CONCRETE AND A BREATHTAKING SWIMMING POOL SUSPENEDED IN A HUGE CANTILEVER
Envisioned by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA) this sculptural architectural piece envisions today’s theological advances in a beautiful, elegant manner.Its unique rooftop swimming pool provides incredible views towards the outlet landscape as well as an interesting sight for the people located in the patio right below its glass base. Exposed concrete is the key materials used in creating this modern masterpiece with its suspended in a huge cantilever pool. Bold and powerful, this surprising creation is a welcoming sight in the urban landscape of Urbanización los Monteros, Marbella, Málaga, Spain.
All photos © Jan Bitter
8. MODERN MANSION FEATURING EXPOSED CONCRETE – CRESTA RESIDENCE IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA
World renowned architect Jonathan Segal has envisioned a modern home where the concept of concrete shell surrounds and protects the inner core of the protected intimate home.This extensive home anchors itself in the right outer limit of the terrain allowing the left side of it to dissolve into a wonderful elegant bold swimming pool.The entire home opens up from its concrete protection towards the inner yard that has been treated in a very organized sterile manner. A green wall acts as a filter for this domain’s main entrance.
Photo source Jonathan Segal
9. IMPOSING LUXURIOUS MODERN MANSION IN MELBOURNE WEARING CONTEMPORARY STYLE
Bagnato Architects has envisioned a luxurious modern mansion embraced in luscious beige marble and sumptuous tropical green vegetation. The one story home presents an extended entryway which provides a pompous entry and a secure covered area for the car and marks the symmetry ax of the modern extended yet simple composition. The beige hues of the home is accentuated by extended glass walls that open up towards the elegantly planted garden.The interior space organization houses all the commodities for a family of 6 in a neutral beige decor accentuated bu dark wooden tones.
Image source bagnatoarchitecture
10. WALL HOUSE – MODERN MANSION IN SINGAPORE EMBEDDED IN VEGETATION BY FARM ARCHITECTS
Farm Architects has envisioned a home where greenery, natural and sustainability play a vital role in the concept. Green roofs have been used as an extended part of the interior design, with various swimming pools opening towards the expanding urban area of Singapore. The interior conception revolves around natural materials such as delicate wood which embrace the home in a cozy warm atmosphere. The architects have played with the horizontal planes which retreat gradually offering interesting views with the green roofs as a delicate natural barrier.
Photo source FARM Architects
11. FUTURISTIC MODERN MANSION EMBEDDED IN NATURE-THE WINGED HOUSE IN SINGAPORE BY K2LD ARCHITECTS
One of the most impressive architectural pieces in this small collection is a home embedded in lush tropical vegetation that empowers this modern mansion.The architects have oriented the interior spaces towards this lush garden, emphasizing the strong connection of the living spaces with the exterior zones. A narrow long swimming pool invites the element of water in the composition, reflecting the angles planes of this unusual home.At night, properly positioned lights accentuate the green vibrant hues that shelter the home’s perimeter.
Photography by Patrick Bingham Hall
12. EXTRAORDINARY LUXURIOUS MODERN MANSION EMBEDDED IN VEGETATION- THE WILLOW HOUSE BY GUZ ARCHITECTS
A balanced composition between green lush vegetation and rich, luxurious interiors is what defines the modern mansions of Guz Architects . A complex array of interior spaces and exterior green terraces compose the home surrounded by vibrant vegetation. One of the main attractions is represented by he garden with its unique glass walled ground raised swimming pool. Rich wooden textures contrast pure white and powerful greens in a home that is the pure representation of a luxurious modern mansion.
Photo courtesy to Guz Architects
13. SCREEN HOUSE BY K2LD ARCHITECTS: EXOTIC MODERN MANSION IN SINGAPORE
We continue our collection of modern mansions with a home created in the same manner, with great attention to details and a fondness for sustainability and green roofs.Lush green vegetation embraces the home who’s composition reflects the concern for the outer space. The landscape design reflect a style commonly used nowadays in Singapore, with multiple materials and transitions between the vegetal and the mineral realized in an organized balanced composition. A series of swimming pools contrast the incredible synergy of elements.
Photo source K2LD Architects
14. CANADIAN MODERN MANSION REFLECTED IN A RICH COLOR PALLET
The next home in our top is one that preserves a certain traditional image representative for its region, Canada, but exudes opulence and luxurious through the elegantly composed interior designs. A beautiful entryway embedded in natural stone marks the home that shines at night and exudes a warm pleasant light over the entire stone entryway. The interior’s home is created in a grey beige color palette that is warmed up by the natural wooden floors.The overall classical design is the perfect example of how modernity and style can be represented through elegant, everlasting design pieces.
All photos courtesy of Joshua Lawrence Studios
15. EXOTIC MODERN MANSION IN SINGAPORE – THE FISH HOUSE BY GUZ ARCHITECTS
Guz architects has landed another impeccable architectural piece on our guide, positioned towards a surreal tropical landscape, over-viewing the sea, doubled by a perimeter of clear blue water. The overall composition slides constantly, creating perfect observation points and opening towards the inner garden.Bold contrasts have been obtained by the simple use of rich wood and lush greenery, the latter being positioned only as an oxygen source and mental barrier on the home’s perimeter. The entire interior spaces open up towards the surroundings in a constant balance between the natural and the artificial.
Photography by Patrick Bingham Hall
16. AN AMAZING MODERN MANSION IN SINGAPORE – THE NINETY7 @ SIGLAP BY AAMER ARCHITECTS
As so many of the modern mansion do, this contemporary architectural piece takes the higher ground and lets the urban tissue unravel at its base. Intimacy has been an important consideration in this creation, oriented towards the inner backyard enriched with a blue swimming pool. The purity of the white facade is amplified by the unusual organic shape of the piece itself which was left to express itself freely without other constraints.
Photo courtesy to Patrick Bingham – Hall
Modern mansions have become a common encounter in today’s society where the social balance constantly changes.We could add more and more such beautiful examples to our top every day but we will limit it to these best 16 examples previously featured in our website. We would love to hear you opinion about these architectural pieces in the comment section below. Which one is your favorite?
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