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Decoded: The Most 'Modern' Listings in the Country

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Welcome to The Brokerbabble Glossary. The concept: take a word or phrase that shows up in an unreasonable number of listings and decipher its true meaning. Ideas? Send them to the tipline.

The modern architecture movement began around the turn of the 20th century as architects began to integrate and reconcile changing concepts of—actually, you know what? You can just read the Wikipedia article yourself. Suffice it to say, modernism consists of many different—and often conflicting—ideas, movements, architectural styles, and schools of design, and they've all come together to form this beautiful, beautiful home, pictured above. Indeed, we have entered a New Age, an age where houses most closely resemble medieval parking garages. Frank Lloyd Wright would be so proud.

Central to the concept of modern architecture is the idea that form follows function, which is undoubtedly what is going on with this closet. Clearly, the owners of the house had a lot of triangular towels they needed to stack.

We're having a little trouble deciding which is which, but, if pressed, we would have to say that the enormous zebra-skin rug is representing the "modern sophistication" here, while the two deer heads are the "classic charm."

So no torches or candelabra then?
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