Modest Modern Minimalism

In the world of architecture, it’s easy to do a dramatic modern home when your budget is also dramatic. It’s much harder to do something small and modest with equal effect. This Waikato River retreat in New Zealand strikes the right balance, with clean, unadorned lines and impressive interior, while remaining small and relatively affordable.

At just over 1,000 square feet, the home uses space wisely, and balances clean, minimal lines with a warm and inviting interior full of clever storage and an open floor plan. With views of the Waikato River as well as the Hakarimata range, this architect retreat seems like the perfect getaway from city life. Via Uncrate: