Ever wondered about the difference between ”Modern,” and ”Contemporary” homes? Last fall, Realtor.com attempted to address the often-blurred distinction between the two home styles.

Modern architecture, it explains, describes a very specific style that first appeared in the first half of the 20th century. This innovative styling continues to inspire and excite buyers today. Known for simple lines, flat roofs, and minimalist aesthetic, modern residential architecture represented a break from traditional home styles. It doesn’t change, it is a defined style.

Contemporary design, on the other hand is ever changing and adapting. Some homeowners may opt to update older properties – adding contemporary features. A traditional home, for example, may update with new flooring, kitchens, wall treatments and other trends. Many homes combine the best of both — contemporary elements within modern architecture. That is especially true of this month’s exquisitely appointed residence at 4855 Willowstone Heights in the Broadmoor Resort Community.

Its sleek smooth stucco and steel-framed exterior is complemented by use of Telluride stone accents. Inside, an abundance of natural light and an open floorplan feel contemporary and fresh – as do the hand-blown glass fixtures, exotic wood floors and distinctive trims. “Smart” solar, geothermal and passive heating and cooling systems provide high efficiency. In addition to superior craftsmanship, spacious living areas and distinctive modern contemporary styling set the home apart.

Broadmoor Properties’ brokers Michael Raedel and Tim Sheridan work with a wide range of home buyers. Some prefer traditional, ranch, historic or even Brownstone or villa home design. But as Raedel explains, ”Those who love modern contemporary design know what they want. They appreciate high style and innovation. This month’s Featured home represents the best of the best.”