Ben Critton asks why popular films insist that a preference for modern architecture signifies something cold dubious about your character.
Not in real life, of course, but on film, yes. From Blade Runner to The Big Lebowski to pretty much every Bond movie (and any Austin Powers movie for that matter), the bad guys are guaranteed to inhabit cold, modern boxes. Evil People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films by Ben Critton combines information about the modern houses that fictional characters have resided in with essays about the films they were represented in.
As this review notes, the topic has been explored extensively, namely in Thom Anderson's landmark documentary about Los Angeles being featured on film, Los Angeles Plays Itself. This clip will make you think twice about trusting anyone who lives in a midcentury modern home.