Take an armchair trek to Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, and more through our slideshow of houses that showcase the best of southern living.
For more regional architecture guides, click through Modern Houses in America's Rust Belt, Best Western: Our Favorite Modern Homes in Texas, and Modern in the City of Roses.
A change of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, neighborhood for Rick and Susan Moreland meant a chance to create a thoroughly modern house that owes its sleek, sustainable form to its vernacular roots. Though much of the outdoor life of the house is within the confines of the yard, the design has a porousness that allows a perpetual, if mediated, interaction with the neighbors and the street. Photo by: João Canziani.
A dramatic trellis adds bravado and a passive cooling element to a recently renovated mid-century ranch house in Nashville, Tennessee.
Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a traditional 1920s abode in Atlanta for a transplanted Houston family. The home’s informal dining space has a slightly rustic feel, sporting bronze and wood in the form of a Lindsey Adams Adelman chandelier for Roll & Hill and a table by Terry Dwan. Photo by: Gregory Miller.
When architect Brett Nave and his partner, architect Kelley Bishiop, began developing the Heron Park neighborhood in the coastal town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, they managed to lay 1,200 feet of road through a forest and pecan orchard while only removing six trees.
Working creatively to meet strict preservation codes, architect Roberto de Leon affixes a modern annex onto a historic Louisville house. Photo by Noah Webb.
Chad Everhart came across an old farmhouse near Boone, North Carolina. He could tell it dated back to the Great Depression by the 1930s-era cardboard—once used as insulation—that he found stuffed down between its tongue-and-groove walls. Red and yellow accent colors blend with natural North Carolina foliage. Cantilevered porches and decks provide deep shadows. Image courtesy Chad Everhart Architect.
In 2003, Resolution: 4 Architecture was one of 16 firms who participated in the Dwell Home Design Invitational, a competition to design a modern prefab home for $200,000. See the Pittsboro, North Carolina, house here.
Creative bartering and a healthy dose of sweat equity allowed a young Charleston couple to transform a derelict 19th-century structure into an inspired living space. Photo by Daniel Shea.