Modern homes are simplistic and elegant and focus towards abundant natural light. Many modern homes are influenced by Bauhaus International Style that developed in the 1920s.

Modern homes tend to feature flat or shallow pitched roofs and use glass to connect the indoors to the outdoors with an easy flow, and are valued for such. These homes are more prominently seen in warmer climates because of this. Colors are often white, gray and black and the structures themselves tend to be square like, but can be different shapes as well.