Difference Between Modern and Contemporary Homes

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

 Do most home buyers know the real difference between a modern and contemporary home when buying a new home?  In todays’ market place, those two words are interchangeable because they contain many of the same traits, but are two different building construction styles.  Contemporary home styles are consisting evolving.  These homes may contain a mix of aesthetics, including traditional and modern architecture.  In addition, they often characterized by asymmetrical shapes, mixed materials, open spaces, curves and/or sweeping lines, energy efficient, lots of natural light, and tend to have combination of both indoor and outdoor spaces.  Now a modern home tends have straight lines and limited detail while contemporary homes have curves.  The modern design gives a more honest look by having load bearing columns which has beams that transfer the weight.  This gives the building a level of honesty and simplicity in design. Finally, modern construction can be recognized by the following characteristics:  rectangular exteriors, flat roofs, straight lines with limited detail, have open floor plans, and spaces that have minimal decoration. 

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I think the vernacular changes with the area...many people would use those terms interchangably.

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