Collection by Diana Budds

Modern Houses in America's Rust Belt


With stops in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Cincinnati, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Columbus, Indiana; and more, we take a closer look at gleaming modern homes in the country's rust belt. For more regional architecture guides, click through Best Western: Our Favorite Modern Homes in Texas and Modern in the City of Roses.

The pathway from the pool to the house is paved with the same slate that clads the exterior walls.
The open office and bedroom reside on either side of the second story catwalk.
One of the fastest growing and richest American cities in the early 20th century, Buffalo’s remaining building stock...
George Nelson's book Tomorrow's House, classic Neutra homes, and the contemporary architecture from the sunny state of...
The home’s metal cladding is Pac-Clad, a material typically used for roofs.
Residents are allowed a small swath to plant gardens.
The courtyard of Hisaka's home in Shaker Heights, OH, is awfully dramatic.
Terry removed the entire second floor, which featured a gabled roof and two diminutive bedrooms, and replaced it with...
Built on a challenging hillside site and tucked behind a thicket of trees, the Bridgman, Michigan, house designed by...