The Struve residence after the home office renovation by licensed contractor Chip Wade. Before the renovation, the Struves were running their graphic design business out of a small open air loft which had no noise canceling features and was only accessible through their bedroom. As part of the renovation, Chip Wade created a full home office complete with four walls to cancel out any distracting noise, convertible desks, a conference table, hidden storage, a separate entrance to the office and fun modern furnishings, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room.
The design for this modern home features a crescent-shaped exterior with the concave portion showcasing the main entry. Walled entirely with windows, the design maximizes views of the surrounding vistas. Concrete walls and low-maintenance landscaping are appropriate to the Santa Barbara, Calif. climate.
This kitchen island combines the best of traditional and contemporary features. The heavy wood table warms the kitchen with a country look, while providing electrical outlets for appliances and drawers for storage.
An ipe wood deck wraps around the modern home, providing plenty of space for outdoor entertaining. If the weather isn't cooperating, move the party indoors, where oversized windows offer uninterrupted views of the scenery.
This scene begs the question: Which is the better view? The house from the pool? Or the pool from the house? Either way, you really can't lose. The consistent sleek and modern lines throughout the space create a seamless transition from the indoors to outdoors. Setting the pool at an angle adds tons of interest to the squared-off design. And the proximity of the pool to the house allows you to take it all in.
A breezeway connects the two sections of this modern home — the larger section housing the main living, dining and sleeping areas. The smaller structure contains a garage, a wood shop, an art studio and a guest bedroom.
Following from the stairwell to the next floor, guests will find a modern hallway softened by deep blue carpet and black curtains. Overhead, flower-like fixtures hang from the ceiling, which both draws the eye upward and creates vertical height, making the space seem larger.
Behind the island, rows of drawers keep kitchen utensils neat and organized. A minimalist light fixture hangs overhead, drawing subtle visual interest to the ceiling without competing with the views ahead.
Although the designers at TriplePoint Design Build created a 1920s theme for this master bathroom, they were committed to installing modern conveniences for the homeowner. In the shower, a modern glass door adds spaciousness, and the the hardware is of a sleek and contemporary design. The same basketweave black and white decorative tile used in the rest of the bathroom continues the vintage theme.
The chic design for this modern home features a crescent shape with the concave portion containing the main entry. Walled entirely with windows, the design maximizes views of the surrounding vistas. With garage, driveway and entry on the lower level, all of the living spaces are above.
Two sections of the 16-foot ipe screen encasing this modern home dramatically unfold, revealing the home's formal dining room. Two steel box windows also break up the ipe screen. The top floor of the home boasts walls of windows for uninterrupted views.
A mixture of materials gives the exterior of this midcentury-modern home visual interest and appeal. Frosted glass offers light and privacy for the home office, while rich brown siding creates a compelling sense of warmth.
Using a curved wall of translucent glass for a freestanding shower brings an exciting, high-end accent to this modern bathroom. A double vanity fits within the arching design of the home as the geometry creates privacy between rooms.
A large brown island with a crisp white countertop provides prep space and a casual dining area in this midcentury modern kitchen. White globe pendant lights hang above the island, adding a retro touch.