You've gotten some great advice here on how to search for contemporary homes.......but...........
What you really need is to have a few agents in various areas help you narrow down your search to a specific area.
Your price range will help determine a lot of factors, and help point you in a direction. Your personal needs in that modern home you are looking for are also important to know. Do you need 3 br's or more? Do you want a master bedroom on the main level? How does a ranch style work for you? What about a pool? Do you want a totally open floorplan, or more defined space? So many questions need to be answered!!!
To be within an hour's commute of Union gives you MANY options. Pick a direction......north, east, south or west - and you will have choices!!!!
I cover the Livingston/Short Hills/Caldwell area, dipping into Morris County..........we have some beautiful comtemporary homes, for sale here, especially in Livingston, W. Orange and N Caldwell. Florham Park and E. Hanover also offer newer homes, many with a contemporary design. Soaring ceilings, skylights, open kitchen/family rooms, walls of glass are just some of the amenities found in local contemporary homes.
It would be my pleasure to speak with you, and help you at least include or eliminate my area from your search.
Please feel free to email or call me to discuss this further.
After 24 years in the business, I won't waste your time, and i will help guide you in the direction that's right for you.
Best wishes to you.....
Prudential NJ Properties