Home Style Library

It can be hard to put your finger on the exact style you'd like for your home. To help, Andersen has done extensive research into 14 architectural styles and how windows and doors play a critical role in achieving them. We've compiled it all into our Home Style Library so you can browse and land on the perfect style for your home.

Miesian Modern Home Style

Miesian Modern

Pioneered by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (most often referred to as "Mies") the Miesian home style usually features a steel structure supporting the roof. This strong central framework allows for sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. This blurring of the lines between inside and out is a hallmark of this home style.

Miesian Modern Home Style

Essential Style Elements

• Floor-to-ceiling windows or glass doors used as transparent barriers between indoors and outdoors
• Windows and doors with narrow frame and sash profiles, making them disappear as much as possible
• Simple rectangular form, usually with a raised floor plane and flat roof plane
• Roof plane supported by structural steel frame, allowing glass to wrap corners

Colors and Finishes

Exterior colors in the Miesian Modern style usually emphasize the type of material that’s being used. Wood is often stained dark, and metal finishes such as natural aluminum are common. When a painted finish is used, it is most frequently white.
Modern Miesian Exterior Colors
Modern Miesian Interior Colors

Design Your Own Miesian Modern Window Or Door

Start with a pre-designed window or door within our design tool, then make your own adjustments to end up with the perfect design you're looking for.


More On This Home Style

Pattern books from the Andersen Style Library present quintessential details of the most popular American architectural styles, with an emphasis on window and door design. The result of years of research, they exist to make it easier to create homes with architectural authenticity.

Download the pattern book below, or view it in the app (available from both iTunes and Google Play.)
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International Modern Home Style Pattern Book