Villa Drottningholm is an example of 20th-century brutalism and functionalism located on Lovön island, on the outskirts of Stockholm. Influenced by Le Corbusier, it has asymmetric windows looking out onto carefully designed gardens. The villa has an open-plan layout and light concrete vaulted ceilings, and features a master bedroom in souterrain, and a private sauna. It is located close to the Drottningholm Royal Castle and park, a cultural World Heritage site next to the inland sea Mälaren, and can be reached by steamship from Stockholm City Hall. The villa was designed and built between 1956-1963 by architect Ralph Erskine (1914-2005), for social interaction and communal spirit, and was lived in by Erskine and his family. Radical for its time, it is one of several modern additions to the old settlement at Drottningholm Palace, and a combination of traditional and modern Swedish architecture are within easy reach. The villa sleeps five, plus two on sofa beds.

For more information, including prices and details of how to book, visit The Modern House.






This remarkable house, located on a private island in the River Thames, is rural in feel, yet still just on the fringes of London. Set in a meadow with a wide river on one side, and a picturesque creek on the other, the house can only be reached directly by foot (or boat). The steel frame, rigorous form and extensively glazed design by BCDH Architects is clearly reminiscent of the best work of Mies van der Rohe, notably his Farnsworth House. In addition to the main house, which sleeps four, there is an annex building in the garden, with four single beds, perfect for children. The house has been designed to make the most of its idyllic location and wonderful river views.

For more information, including prices and details of how to book, visit The Modern House.


This studio conversion by KHBT, in a vibrant area in east Berlin, occupies the ground floor of a listed factory building dating back to 1908. Many of the building’s original features, including the glazed brick façade, brick pillars and exposed concrete ceilings remain intact, whilst a sculptural element divides the large living space at the front of the studio and the more intimate living spaces at the back, retaining the high ceilings and open-plan feel. The studio, which is now fully finished, and fitted with a high-end sound system, has direct access to an outside terrace area. It is located in Friedrichshain, close to Alexanderplatz, Mitte and Kreuzberg, all historic districts with many architectural landmarks, museums boutique shopping areas, restaurants and bars.

The house sleeps up to five people. For more information, including prices and details of how to book, visit The Modern House.


This wonderful house features exposed beams and brickwork, poured concrete and oak floors, large windows and spacious, open-plan living areas. Set on the edge of the town of Eye, in ten acres of water meadows, the house is designed to celebrate the unique views and peaceful surroundings. The ground floor of the hall is a vaulted space featuring skylights and full-height glazed sliding doors, leading on to the surrounding gardens, and a Juliet balcony in the upstairs master bedroom overlooks the grounds. Nearby are the coastal havens of Southwold and Walberswick.

The house sleeps up to six people. For more information, including prices and details of how to book, visit The Modern House.


Based on a working farm in Norfolk, these barns have been transformed from brick, flint and pantile agricultural buildings into a series of light, spacious holiday homes under the direction of the renowned architect Carl Turner.

The barn interiors make use of reclaimed materials including floorboards, fencing, museum and school furniture, steel beams and agricultural items, giving each one a unique feel. The barns give access to hundreds of acres of the beautiful surrounding farmland and offer views of rolling countryside. Each barn includes use of the The Sheep Dip, the indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and steam room.

The series of self-contained holiday homes can be let individually or together, and sleep between 2 and 20. For more information, including prices and details of how to book, visit The Modern House.


This stunning modern house is located metres from Pego Beach, on the Alentejo coastline. The single-storey luxury villa, which rises from the sand dunes, has a private heated pool, sunny terrace, landscaped gardens and breathtaking views. It is located in Comporta, one of Portugal’s most exclusive coastal areas; Pego Beach has been named Portugal’s best beach for its clear waters and clean silky sand.

On top of the house is a pinewood terrace with a stunning private pool area, with lounge chairs and lounge beds. The house is built in a nature reserve and has landscaped gardens, sculpted to resemble the surrounding sand dunes.

The property sleeps 6. For more information, including prices and details of how to book, visit The Modern House.


Just moments away from the sea, Camps Bay is a perfect base for visiting Cape Town. Originally built in the 1960s, the house has been tastefully and extensively renovated with mid-century modern furniture. With 360-degree sea and mountain views, it is ideal for family holidays and for living and entertaining in style.

The spacious open-plan living area has a vaulted, exposed ceiling, lending a beach-house feel. The living area flows directly to a sheltered outdoor terrace with built-in sofas and a BBQ. The garden features a large, private swimming pool with diving board and a removable child-proof safety fence. Two entertainment areas lead off the garden, one with a pool table, bar and widescreen television.

The property sleeps 10. For more information, including prices and details of how to book, visit The Modern House.

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