BY LINDSAY COHEN
Homes are hitting the market across the country with clean lines and bright spaces, proving you can maximize style while keeping things minimal.
Stunning. Sleek. Neat. If these homes are any sign, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of keeping things simple, yet sophisticated.
From Philly to Phoenix, feast your eyes on eight minimalist homes so serene, they might just have you decluttering in no time.
1310 S 20th St
New construction: $635,000
High ceilings and a palette of neutral colors make this Philadelphia living room feel open and luminous. From the Mid-Century Modern couch to the simple side tables, furniture with exposed legs adds to the appearance of ample space. Large windows allow abundant natural light to fill the room, giving it an airy feel.
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4606 Avenue D
For sale: $1.35 million
Three Edison bulbs hang above the island of this Austin kitchen, giving it a radiant, yet clean look. A slate of uniform white cabinets makes the space feel open and spotless, while a stainless-steel farmhouse sink completes the look. From the bar stools to the sliding barn door, natural wood accents complement the kitchen — without the clutter.
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Newport Beach, CA
37 Rue Fontainbleau
For sale: $2.45 million
Set against walls of white, this minimalist chic bathroom is the perfect spot to cleanse the body and the mind. This Newport Beach space has flowing, zen-like design elements. The shower walls and double slipper tub have a sinuous look, reminiscent of the nearby Pacific Ocean.
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10506 Westlawn Dr
For sale: $1.3 million
Clean and chic, this Dallas dining room is a dream in simplicity. A modern, silver-colored chandelier provides a pop of inspiration, set against a classic backdrop of black and white. Hardwood floors and a natural wood dining table add warmth without the clutter.
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2429 N Artesian Ave
New construction: $999,000
Crisp white walls and a bold, gray-paneled fireplace anchor this bright Chicago living room. Touches of light blush tones complement the simple aesthetic, while metallic-leg, Mid-Century Modern furniture adds to the minimalist chic. Clean, geometric lines — from the crisscross rug to the modern side table — complete the look.
(Listing photos are of a similar property built by the same developer.)
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3434 E Pasadena Ave
For sale: $1.5 million
Ample light and simple lines provide the soothing setting for this Phoenix home. Gold- and silver-colored light fixtures add to the glow, while a bar cart doubles as a storage space. It’s also a sneaky way to stash clutter in a pinch, keeping things neat and tidy.
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1309 Meriden Ln
For sale: $4.9 million
Sleep comes easy when a bedroom is this free of distractions. To the Lone Star State we go for a glimpse at this minimalist bedroom in Austin. Classic white walls provide a soothing visual backdrop, while the patterned rug integrates a simple, chic design. Floor-to-ceiling windows elongate the space, inviting in generous amounts of light.
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5291 SE 50th Ave
New construction: $524,900
The City of Roses blooms with minimalist ideas, including this living room. Long vertical lines — from the tripod lamp to the decorative wooden ladder — draw the eye upward, making the space seem larger. Touches of gray and blue add cool, soothing tones to an otherwise neutral space.
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