Modern Dwellings was formally founded by Todd Erenstein in 2010, but construction and craftsmanship philosophy have always been a part of Todd’s life. Every Modern Dwelling is built to be of the highest quality with attention to detail second to none. It is our goal to build the best homes in New Mexico. Modern Dwellings' mission is to build beautiful, thoughtful, affordable homes.

Todd holds a Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial Studies and a MBA in International Management from the Robert O. Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico.  Todd has worked for a start-up photovoltaic solar panel manufacturer, Advent Solar, and prestigious National Laboratories.

Modern Dwellings is not your typical contractor.  With education and commercial business experience, we intelligently work with our customers to meet every need and expectation.  Modern Dwellings promises the best new home building experience available.



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Modern Dwellings utilizes the resources available to us here in the desert southwest and combines them to create a continuity of design, materials, and workmanship unlike other builders.
Let's be frank.  All builders in New Mexico have access to the same building materials.  It's not the materials themselves that make the home exceptional; it's the design, the craftsmanship, the meticulous choice of materials, the way they are applied and the fusion of these materials that creates one continuous design flow that permeates the space.

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It's simple, clean, and functional.  Modern design uses new materials in a fashion that represents the now.  Modern does not need to be a cold, barren cube.  Rather, with the right design elements and materials, it can be warm and inviting.  Modern Dwellings utilizes natural elements like wood and stone to build a home that is closer to nature while creating something that is durable and built to last.



Because it makes you happy.  Because building the home of your dreams shouldn't have to wait.  Because building your home should be fun. Because you don't want to live in the same boring house everyone else lives in.  Because your home is where you celebrate with friends and family.  Because your home is where memories are made.  Because you want your home designed and built your way, not their way. Because.





Project Wildcat encompasses bright airy spaces, panoramic views, and walls of glass to blur the line between inside and out.



Project Saratoga is a stunning Southwestern contemporary which combines clean lines with elements of wood, steel, and stone, creating a uniquely modern warmth. Large windows and corner glass let in abundant light and capture picturesque views of the Sandia Mountains. This home features exposed aggregate concrete floors, horizontal-grain walnut cabinetry, and custom steel.



Our latest project is another extraordinary contemporary home full of bright sunlight, commercial storefront glass, and large format tile floors. With unobstructed views of the Sandia Mountains, this home is all about the view. Designed to bring the outside in, and make you one with nature.



Project Nez Perce, built in 2008, represents the fusion of modern architecture with southwestern pueblo design elements.  The tower houses an atrium with a 20 foot ceiling, slate flooring, and accessories to keep plants happy and healthy. The dining area is flanked by enormous 12 foot x 8 foot Eagle windows to bring the outside in.




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