Flip though our gallery of five high-design modern houses built on low budgets.
Priced out of the modern market and stuck with a fixer-upper that seemed unfixable, a young L.A. lawyer took matters into his own hands and created a stylish house for $150 per square foot.
Singapore is a famously expensive place to build, especially in soft-soil areas where pilings must be constructed before driving the first nail. But this 2,965-
square-foot house cost a mere $122 per square foot.
By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a sleek vacation home for just $70 per square foot. Photo by: Mauricio Alejo
Intrinsik Architecture created an efficient, mountain-ready modern home for $150 per square foot in Bozeman, Montana. Photo by: John Clark
At just $167 per square foot, this high-design, low-cost barn in rural Wisconsin is an American idyll.