What is a Contemporary Style Home?

Contemporary Style Home in Austin TX

Contemporary home styles are among the most popular in the housing market. Contemporary homes began appearing as early as the 1950s and remained popular until the early 1970s.  The style draws from both postmodern and Neo-eclectic architecture styles and focuses on natural building materials, simplicity, open floor plans, clean lines, and asymmetrical forms.  The following features define contemporary home plans:

Exteriors: Clean lines and simplicity define contemporary home exteriors. Ornamentation is kept to a minimum.  Exterior materials may include stone, brick, wood, or a combination of these materials.  Roofs are typically gabled or “shed” style, defined by flat, sloped inclines and large over hangs.  Windows are tall, large and free of embellishments. 

Interiors: Contemporary home interiors are defined by large, open floor plans. Most homes are single-level, though two story versions also exist.  Floors are wood or ceramic tile.  Ceilings are typically high, cathedral-style with exposed wooden beams.

Kitchen: Though contemporary homes are minimalist in style, kitchens are often large and contain central islands and decorative counter tops in materials such as marble, concrete, or stainless steel.

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