Style Check: Are You a Contemporary Connoisseur? – Real Estate for Sale in Santa Monica

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Do sleek lines and sharp angles make your heart soften?

Do you find it impossible to pull your gaze away from construction made of glass, stainless steel and poured concrete?

Whether you know it or not, you are a contemporary connoisseur who is probably more at home with a minimalist couch than an overstuffed chintz loveseat.


While the actual definition of modern design can be slightly arbitrary and can be categorized as anything new or futuristic, it formally got its start during the Industrial Revolution as designers and architects railed against the ornate tastes of the Victorian era. From Frank Lloyd Wright‘s emphasis on flowing open spaces to Ludwig Mies van der Roh’s desire to establish a new architecture style for the modern era, contemporary design is classified by appealing, but functional pieces, open floor plans and sleek aesthetics.

Modern Eye-Candy:

A little glass, a little bit of sleek — here’s a round-up of interiors that would complement any dream modern home.

322 W 57th St APT 34Q, New York, NY
For Sale: $ 1,295,000

Nordic Ash wood floors, Calacatta marble countertops and glass Poliform cabinets create a sleek profile in this Manhattan apartment for sale. The 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath light-filled home includes skyline views, a separate home office and concierge service.

Living Room:

5231 Stoneridge Ln, Springfield MO
For Sale: $ 2,650,000

Recline in this sleek sectional that wraps around a marble fireplace. Designed by architect Matthew Hufft, this Springfield home for sale was built with clean and stark design in mind. The 8,000-sq ft home has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a kitchen with elements imported from Germany, enormous library and detached shop.

Dining Room:

21625 Cielo Ridge Dr, San Antonio TX
For Sale: $ 1,400,000

Sit beneath light fixtures that double as works of art in this dining space. True to contemporary design, this San Antonio home features open spaces and a mix of man-made and natural materials, stone, steel, glass and wood. Although the home is nearly 3,000 square feet, it has just 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Master Bedroom:

425 Eugenie St, Chicago IL
For Sale: $ 1,950,000

This Chicago home listing combines a study and bedroom into a luxe space with a 1970s modern vibe. The room has leather floors, built-in bookshelves, and a “hotel-caliber” glass bath. A minimalist wood-burning fireplace, contemporary kitchen and high ceilings lend to the rest of the 3-bed, 3.5-bath contemporary home.

Wine Cellar:

2507 Pacific Ave, San Francisco CA
For Sale: $ 9,250,000

Who says wine cellars need to be wood-paneled and dark? Although this San Francisco house for sale was built in 1889, its light-filled and updated spaces have chrome features, contemporary grass-cloth covered walls, updated appliances and energy-efficient lighting.


16 Oak Tree Place, Hillsborough CA
For Sale: $ 4,388,000

Like the kitchen, the bathroom is also a showcase for modern technology and contemporary finishes. This neutral bathroom has sleek step-in glass showers, a minimalistic tub and marble counter-tops. The rest of the Hillsborough house continues with walls of glass and an open floor plan.

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