Sunsets are sweeter from the back deck of this reimagined 1970’s home. Modern upgrades enhance the home’s architectural angles and additional outdoor seating from the pergola dining area to the covered outdoor kitchen make it easy to entertain and enjoy the beauty of the Northwest year round.
If you live in a dry environment with plenty of sunshine and cool nights, the desert modern look may be a perfect fit. Characterized by simple, low-slung lines, rough textures and classic Western patterns, desert modern is a good mix of contemporary and classic touches.
The living room is large enough to fit a full dining area that seats eight. On the wall, an image of young dancers from Batoto Yetu, taken by French photographer, Patrick Demarchelier is the perfect accent piece on the wall. The Drop dining chairs by Fritz Hansen continue the room’s dichotomy between modern and traditional aesthetics and provide wonderful contrast to the ornamentation in the doorway.
Like many of the rooms in this home, the kitchen, dining and family room feature floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a stunning view of the city skyline. A modern dining table and chairs make casual dining a cinch, while sleek white cabinets and stainless steel appliances complete the minimalistic look of the space.
Shiplap is a sought-after look these days, but one place to save is in the materials you use. Unprimed spruce is one of the cheapest options, says Austin Lineberry of New River Building Co., who found it at less than 90 cents per linear foot for this home project. Plus, he used shiplap instead of a tile backsplash around the cabinets, for a consistent look and cost-effective option.
The inside of the boathouse is decorated with wicker seating with canvas-like cushions and a wooden coffee table. Nautical accents, such as a marlin mounted on the wall, add to the maritime atmosphere afforded by the wide windows overlooking Horseshoe Bay.
Half-inch steel plates and boards form work together as modern, sculptural retaining walls for a luxury touch on landscaping. The simple backdrop of the steel plate allows the decorative grasses to shine.