Modern-style homes, which became popular starting in the 1920s in the Pacific Northwest, not only were meant to repel the excessive design features of the earlier Victorian period, but also to provide homes that communed with nature during a time when people might have felt overwhelmed in their highly industrialized society. Typified by sharp lines and simplified design, modern-style homes sought to blend into the surrounding nature with large windows and carefully designed landscaped areas. Mid-century homes were an offshoot of the modern style. Contemporary Modern homes, built more recently, have evolved to use newer materials like metal roofing as well as eco-friendly materials.
ATTRIBUTES OF A Modern house
Clean lines and geometric shapes
Simple shapes and intentional asymmetry
Large unadorned windows, sometimes with small feature windows
Natural materials like wood, stone and exposed concrete
Flat or low-pitched gable or shed roof
Incorporation of landscaped areas as part of home design
While the Modern architecture emphasizes a more simplified home style, homeowners can choose glass options that complement their home’s design. ProVia’s Design Team recommends these Modern window glass options.