Sky’s the limit when it comes to designing houses and bases in Minecraft. With every new update, the materials and blocks are introduced into the game, which allows players to unleash their imagination and get creative. Moreover, whether one prefers survival or creative mode, building is simply an essential part of Minecraft.
Occasionally, the abundance of blocks, designs and ideas can get overwhelming. Or, maybe the constant creation of traditional houses starts to feel tedious. In that case, the modern home is a great alternative. For players not sure where to start, take a look at these gorgeous modern Minecraft builds.
Skewed Desert Home
Building in the desert is a challenge not many Minecraft players choose to undertake. The environment just isn’t as aesthetically pleasing as in other biomes, and it’s not the best choice for survival due to low resources like wood and livestock. However, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to make a cool-looking modern build in a desert biome. In fact, it could be argued that modern houses look the best in desert biomes due to their airy, simple and minimalistic appearance. This modern home with a skewed roof built on sand by pqroxysm on Reddit is as nice on the outside as it is on the inside, with plenty of natural light.
The Grand Mansion
Players not afraid to take on bigger builds should attempt building a large mansion house at least once in their Minecraft career. It’s a long task that requires grinding for resources, if one is playing survival mode, but it’s definitely worth the effort. This absolutely massive mansion created by symphonyStarcraft on Reddit showcases everything that’s great about modern builds. The glass and white concrete clashes nicely with the lush and green jungle biome background. And of course, the pool just looks amazing with shaders on.
Black And White With Gardens
Given Minecraft’s otherwise so traditional style, it can be difficult to come up with solutions on where to place crop farming areas and storage systems. However, even with modern builds it’s possible to integrate the more medieval RPG style features of Minecraft into a cohesive whole.
Building a medium-sized black and white mansion like UltraTyrannomax on Reddit did, with the farm disguised as a type of garden area is one of the answers to the problem. The wheat and pumpkins blend in perfectly.
Wood Meets Concrete Mansion
New builders might think that modern builds rely solely on one material: concrete. However, it’s perfectly fine to combine several different kinds of materials. Plus, if concrete is not available, it can often be substituted for quartz blocks if the player can afford it. Reddit user MiguePlayz22 combines several block types in his design seamlessly. There’s concrete, quartz, glass and even wood, a material which is normally not used that much in modern builds. The bottom line is, it’s okay to play around with different patterns and blocks, even when trying to create something minimalistic.
Unique Dark Grey Home
There’s one common feature that tends to be prevalent in almost every modern build: white concrete, or white blocks in general. However, sometimes white blocks or materials just aren’t readily available. That doesn’t mean creating a modern house is impossible. Having a dark color like this dark grey concrete as a primary color instead actually makes a modern build look more unique and have more personality. Don’t be afraid of switch the main color of the build to something different, just like iKerbit on Reddit did in this fantastic design.
The Ultimate Modern Island Base
When planning a home in Minecraft, finding the right location is absolutely key. A good spot can completely change the way a house looks, simply due to its gorgeous, aesthetically pleasing surroundings. That’s exactly what makes this ultimate Minecraft modern mansion base so incredibly good.
Reddit user lemonskev was persuaded by their kids to try Minecraft, and this base was the result of it. It not only has all the things one could hope for in a survival base, but also a cool infinity pool overlooking the surrounding nature.
Speaking of choosing the best environment, a great addition to any modern house is the close presence of water. There’s just something incredibly special about connecting with water, which in Minecraft makes for easy transportation on boat or fishing for food and treasure. With shaders on, water also just looks incredibly good. It definitely complements this simple yet gorgeous quartz-based modern build designed by Reddit user TwentyCharactersL0ng. The most unique part has to be the quartz bridge acting as an entrance to an open living room.
Modern Home With Indoor Garden
As mentioned previously, modern builds will typically use a lot of glass and concrete. However, early game these resources are somewhat expensive to come by. Not to worry, however, because wood also functions perfectly fine as the main building block for a nice modern home. This ingenious primarily wooden design created by Reddit user OtamaTheWorld has an adorable greenhouse in the middle, which gives it its signature modern appearance. That, and the variation of dark oak and acacia wood, as well as the pillars arranged next to one another.
The Underwater Base
Underwater houses are not a classic choice for early game in Minecraft, but the effort is usually worth it. Building one in a coral reef biome in particular is a great idea due to the wonderful environment and aesthetic appearance. OtamaTheWorld on Reddit showcases some of his talent in this small yet elegant underwater build that has all the survival necessities for a starting Minecraft player. Using quartz blocks and black concrete, the simple build blends in quite nicely with the colorful coral reef environment.
Start Small – Modern Starter
Many of the designs showcased here might feel daunting for beginner builders. Luckily, a great Minecraft build doesn’t have to be a massive mansion. Sometimes, it’s the small builds that really manage to capture people’s hearts and provide all the necessities a good Minecraft home needs. OtamaTheWorld on Reddit proves this by sharing a small five-by-five Minecraft modern house build. It’s the perfect design to practice modern building style with, and ideal for anyone building in survival with limited resources.
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