“A home is not just a house, it’s an embodiment of the people who dwell within it—an extension of their personalities and expressive of their passions. It provides engagement with its surroundings and an intuitive sense of belonging. Good modern homes do this in recognizable ways. Great modern homes also do this in unexpected ways,” explains Jolie Carpenter Berry in the forward to the recently released book, Spectacular Modern Homes of Texas, from Signature Boutique Books, a Texas-based publisher specializing in large format art books.
The anthology is filled with amazing photography as well as the story behind the scenes of some of the most awe-inspiring modern homes throughout the state. A section of the book is devoted to the stylish, modern abodes of Houston/The Woodlands, while others are devoted to homes in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and the Hill Country/West Texas. A large format, coffee-table-worthy book that’s just as handsome as it is entertaining to read, Jolie, Founder of Signature Boutique Books, says the book provides readers with a detailed and exciting look at the work of some of the best architects and home designers in the country. Foundational to the design of all of these residences are the clean lines, expansive windows, and melding of interior and exterior spaces, which are hallmarks of modern home architecture. Above all, says Jolie, the personalities of these dream homes, and those who live in them, shine through. (Photo provided by Signature Boutique Books.)