The architects took a staged approach to the home's design. The front living room is a one story, gabled space, while the rear space is a two story space that houses the bedrooms. Connecting the two are a screened porch and other secondary spaces.
To create a clear separation between the public and private space of the house, architects use materials that would delineate the two spaces. The first story-the public spaces of the home-is filled with windows that allow in natural light and create a transparency from one side of the house to the other. However, on the second floor, where the bedrooms are, architects used stucco to create a more private feel for those spaces.
With its many windows, the nighttime view of this Hyde Park home from the street gives off the impression that the home is glowing from the inside, highlighting the openness of the design-even from outside.
From the master bedroom on the second floor of this elegant, modern home, a private balcony overlooks the pool. Here, the homeowners can sit out and relax while their children and their friends play below. This patio also gives them the option of extending their entertaining space to the second level of their home.
Architects designed this modern home so that the entire structure has either access to or a view of the patio and swimming pool, creating a unique, inclusive design. On the first floor, large glass doors and tons of windows allow direct access to the back patio and backyard, while the second floor bedrooms are given a clear view of the spaces at the rear of the home.
This modern take on a white farmhouse living room has a contemporary gray upholstered sofa, modern white coffee table, black leather upholstered midcentury modern arm chairs, and contemporary black steel windows.
Warm yet modern, this open kitchen with large eat-in island is ideal for the whole family as well as entertaining. White oak hardwood is used for the floors, while the cabinets were made from local materials and craftsmen. Windows over the sink bring in natural light and overlook the gardens.