Modern front door and window styles

Recommendations for your modern home

Modern-style homes became popular in the 1920s in the Pacific Northwest and were built through the 1960s. Modern architecture embraced design features that departed from the ornate attributes of the earlier Victorian period. Characterized by clean lines, simple shapes, asymmetry, and minimalism, Modern-style houses were intended to blend in with surrounding nature, which was—in part—accomplished by the use of numerous large, unadorned Modern window styles that sometimes spanned from floor to ceiling. Modern front door styles featured clean lines and simple designs, often utilizing glass. 

As Modern-style homes faded from popularity, Mid-Century Modern homes emerged, followed by Contemporary Modern homes, which have evolved to use newer materials such as metal roofing as well as eco-friendly materials.  

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Attributes of a modern-style house

  • Clean lines and geometric shapes
  • Simple shapes and intentional asymmetry
  • Large unadorned windows, sometimes with small feature windows
  • Natural materials like wood, stone and exposed concrete
  • Flat or low-pitched gable or shed roof
  • Incorporation of landscaped areas as part of home design

Popular Modern front Door styles

Amplify your home’s design

Consider these Modern front door style recommendations for your Modern home.

Popular Modern window styles

Best options for remodeling your home

ProVia offers these window style recommendations for your Modern-style house.

Popular finish options for modern front doors & windows

Explore color

Modern architectural style emphasizes neutral color palettes taken from nature. Here are some Modern front door and window color recommendations from ProVia’s design team.

Popular glass styles for modern front doors & windows

Customize your glass

Homeowners can choose entry door or window glass that complements their home’s Modern architecture. ProVia’s design team recommends these glass options for Modern front doors or windows.

Explore popular exterior house styles

Architecture at a glance​


Cape Cod

  • 1 or 1 ½ story with dormer windows and a steep roofline
  • Clapboard siding
  • Practical and uncomplicated in design


  • Two story, salt-box style home
  • Symmetrical architecture
  • Double hung windows with grids
  • Steep, side-gabled roofs


  • Occasional wide, overhanging eaves
  • A covered front porch
  • Pillars lining the entry
  • Double hung windows


  • Primarily white, with contrasting shutters or window & door trim
  • Simple, practical architecture
  • Large, covered porch and metal roof


  • Clean lines and geometric shapes
  • Natural materials like wood, stone and exposed concrete
  • Flat or low-pitched gable or shed roof


  • Arched entryways or windows
  • Barrel tile roofs
  • Light-colored stucco walls
  • Woodgrain doors, typically in rich colors


  • Mix of half timbers, stucco, stone or brick with decorative entryways
  • Steep slate roof with dormers & gables
  • Tall, narrow, multi-paned windows


  • Asymmetrical design
  • Large wrap-around porches
  • Ornate decorative trim
  • Towers, turrets and dormers

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