Mansions are the pinnacle of luxury when it comes to home design (let’s be honest, how many people in the world live in an actual castle). Modern mansions though look very different from their French and Colonial style counterparts. They have many more angles and unusual forms. a lot of glass goes into them as well as marble, concrete, and metal. They are truly special.
Modern design implies practicality and modern mansions follow the principle to an extent. Sometimes unusual shapes and design concepts take over and that’s when these homes become truly impressive. But be advised they are, most of the time, priced ridiculously high. So let’s see these outstanding finds below.
Amazing Modern Mansions Around the World
301 N Carolwood Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Modern mansions are among the most expensive properties in the world. They don’t just have impressive square footage but also all the amenities of a hotel, casino, and the best modern house you can think of. For instance, this luxurious mansion that comes with a whopping $150 million price tag has 20 full baths, spa heaven, theater complex, wine room, and a 5,300-square-foot (492 sq. m.) master suite with a private heated patio.
Mummy Mountain – Paradise Valley, AZ
This house design project looks like a total architectural extravaganza, but as far as modern mansion architecture goes, it might just bring something fresh to the industry.
The project is proposed for a lot in Arizona by Nick Tsontakis and was supposed to be built in 2015. The 16,370 square feet (1,520 sq m) property promised 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms as well as a swimming pool in a shape of a marquise diamond.
The focus is on the roof, though. Echoing superhero costume design, it seems, the roof makes all the difference in the world for this modern mansion.
Bridge house in Malibu
Called the Bridge House this concrete and glass home was built in 2010. The project of a studio Sorensen Architects this 7, 000-square-foot (650 sq. m.) Malibu dwelling comes at a price of $6.35 million.
Its exterior is far from what we’re used to calling ‘luxurious’. The rough concrete blocks with glass and rusty metal inclusions aren’t the most common materials for modern mansions, but it works really well with its location environment and makes it stand out among others.
Contemporary “Mega House” In Europe
Mega mansions are still usually built in a more impressive French style, but this mansion in Ukraine comes in a dark-colored glass blocky modern shape. Designed by Yakusha Design the 21,000-square-foot (1950 sq m) building comes with a two-storey living room, four two-level children’s bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool with a slide and a spacious green courtyard.
The interiors are furnished with luxurious materials and furnishings that create different atmosphere in each room.
House E16 in South Africa
House E16 by Wessels Joyce Associates is located in South Africa and has a typical modern look. There are different levels clad in mostly glass that create an irregular shape and adapt to an uneven terrain of the site.
Raised swimming pool comes in an interesting shape with a fitting deck and built in lights. Deck is wrapping around the modern structure to allow for plenty of outdoor lounge space.
Glass Modern Mansion, Alta Ski Area
This glass modern mansion in Utah we found featured on Curbed seems like a relatively modest modern home. At a price of ‘just’ $5,8 million there has to be more to it than an impressive exterior, right?
Lying between two ski areas in Utah’s Cottonwood Canyon the modern chalet features 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and (predictably) 3 fireplaces. If that’s not enough for you, there is also a breakfast bar, a manager’s apartment, a hot tub, and a garage.
The Farm at McCauley Butte
If you’re into country style a modern mansion can accommodate your taste as well. This unique $6,5 million impressive dwelling in Montana is built with wood and glass.
Sitting on no less impressive 71-acre lot the house is relatively new. It was built in 2011 and features a tapered roof and a nearby pond.
Modern Mansion In Johannesburg, South Africa
Harrow mansion is a 19,500-square-foot (1,811 sq. m.) home located in Johannesburg. A 5-bedroom mansion boasts formal living and dining rooms, home office, and gourmet kitchen – every attribute of a luxury dwelling.
Tipping at $5.5 million the property has an interesting eclectic design that looks different from the typical modern architecture, which helps it stand out.
La Perla Del Mediterráneo by Carlos Gilardi
Carlos Gilardi‘s La Perla del Mediterráneo (Mediterranean Pearl) is a gorgeous stately building perched on a cliff overlooking the sea near Alicante, Spain.
The white stone so often used in architecture in that part of the world makes for a stark contrast with its sandy rock environment and deep blue horizon.
Maciej Grelewicz modern mansion
Even though this is just a realistic-looking concept created by architect Maciej Grelewicz for a competition in collaboration with Anna Orłowska, it makes for an amazing modern mansion design. Clean lines, classy marble stone, and a very modern form make it a stunning addition to a green landscape.
It’s no wonder it won the 1st prize. Looking completely different from what we can usually see in modern mansion architecture the house simply has to be built.
15210 Antelo Pl, Los Angeles
Looking for a mansion with a history? This ultra modern estate with a hint of futurism was built back in 1986 and completely renovated in 2008. Work of an architect Ted Tanaka the house sits on 3.2 acres and thanks to its stilts overlooks the city of Los Angeles and the ocean.
The $16,5 million property was planned with a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a glass-encased elevator.
6th 1448 Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa
SAOTA has built so many modern homes that are too luxurious, it hurts. Located in South Africa, this house has it all from an ultra modern facade to a swimming pool.
Its exterior definitely makes it stand out among the rest of designs. As opposed to endless glass the U-shaped facade features decorative small windows and a complex layered design.
9945 Beverly Grove Drive | Beverly Hills
According to The Agency this luxurious Beverly Hills mansion is a ‘museum-quality’ home with 15,500 square feet (1,439 sq. m.) of space, 100’ infinity-edge pool, and automated glass walls.
It’s true that many modern mansions have that museum quality about them. You can see that as a good thing or a bad thing, but with square footage of an average mansion (regardless of its style) it’s hard to escape it.
1201 Laurel Way, Beverly Hills
Another Beverly Hills property is a $36 million mansion located at 1201 Laurel Way. It might look just like “any” other modern house at first glance, but it’s far from it. The complex structure features a wrap around water feature and an infinity pool.
A three-level cascading garden, multiple outdoor lounge areas, and truly luxe-style inteirors make it worth every penny.
Mar de Luz Modern Mansion in Peru
Mar de Luz modern mansion in Peru is Oscar Gonzalez Moix‘s project. The 8,374-square-foot (778 sq m) home has a rectangular shape so common for modern houses. Resting on two parallel walls it seems to be balancing on one leg thanks to numerous glass inclusions equipped with wooden shutters.
Sitting waterfront the two-storey abode boasts a swimming pool and an inner courtyard with a lawn separating the property from water.
5685 Anchorage Terrace in Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, Australia
This modern mansion in Queensland, Australia is 24,000 square feet (2,229 sq. m.) in size and has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a home theater, and a 12-car subterranean garage.
Priced at $17,5 million the house is built in a curvilinear shape, which is refreshing to see in modern architecture. These curvy lines create two balconies with outdoor lounge spaces and in the middle there is a huge window to enjoy the water views from the inside.
2966 Sunridge Court, Westwood Plateau, Coquitlam
Another mega mansion listed by realtor Josh Soprovich is surprisingly ‘cheap’ compared to others on the list. But from the looks of it, it’s no less impressive.
House boasts 8,050 square feet (747 sq. m.) of space, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and a 4-car garage. Inside there is a single grand staircase, traditional luxury decor, and an indoor/outdoor area.
Modern Satsang mansion in Yorba Linda, California
Another great example of expensive modern mansions is Satsand, a $20.7 million palace sitting on 1.14 acres of land (which is actually a hill). Built in 2001 it has over 80 solar panels, a fitness center, and its own ballroom. Not bad at all, huh?
Its rounded aqua glass windows look stately and their great numbers instantly draw attention.
The Quedjinup project
Jodie Cooper Design studio’s The Quedjinup project is a modern mansion that masterfully combines the old with the new. Heavily influenced by the traditional style of a perfect suburban house it includes golden glass and loft spaces along with many other modern elements.
The back of the house is even bigger on glass walls and windows. There is a waterless landscape and an old ranch-style fence that surrounds the property land. A perfect mix of modernism and tradition lends this house both luxury and cosiness.
4 Buccaneer Way, Coronado, CA
What can be more impressive than a waterfront mansion? A waterfront palace maybe? Well, this is no palace, but at $12,8 million and 8,200 square feet (761 sq. m.) it might as well be.
Located in Coronado, CA just 160 feet away from water the house was built in 1988, according to Homes Of The Rich. It has a rooftop deck, a swimming pool with a spa, and even its own dock.
1800s Chicago Dairy Barn Transformation
Modern mansions can be too expensive to build, but when it comes to big building conversions you might just be in luck. This used to be a dairy barn, according to Curbed. Now it’s a contemporary mansion with a price tag of $8.5 million.
The old building was outfitted with huge glass inclusions popular in modern houses. A 10,000-square-foot (929 sq. m.) property located in Chicago also boasts a courtyard, heated terrazzo floors, and mahogany windows.
Water cleaning station conversion in Villefranche sur Mer
This one may look like a more traditional mansion because it is an old water cleaning station abandoned in the 70’s. Today, though, it is a modern mansion that was transformed by an interior designer Bernadette Jacques.
The modern trend of converting old buildings into modern homes didn’t make a huge impact on the exterior, though. It’s very true to its traditional style. The designer even preserved some parts of the station equipment inside, but in all other senses it is a very modern home.
Modern mansions may not look much different from regular modern style homes externally, but once you step inside you can definitely feel the difference.