Elizabeth has solved many issues involved in downsizing to a smaller home by making great, strategic use of the space she does have, as in this living room area off of her sons' bedrooms where a study/work area has been factored into the space without sacrificing style.
This view from the dining room looking out to the entry shows the close proximity between the two spaces. While these areas of the home share a coordinated design scheme, the different wall colors help give each space a distinct feel and personality.
Almost any outdoor spot can be transformed into a functional living space or lounge with the proper use of dead space. While the narrow 5-foot-by-14-foot landing outside this home office is too awkward for sofas or love seats, it's verticality lends itself perfectly to taller seating options like basket chairs suspended on sturdy steel stands.
Blue Roman shades on the windows that look out to the home’s garden entrance offer protection from the sun and privacy when desired, and coordinate with the blue ceramic tiles used for the kitchen’s backsplash. The spacious counter under the windows offers buffet space for entertaining. “There’s probably fourteen feet of unobstructed space to just lay out platters and drinks and cocktails for guests to enjoy,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
This well-appointed office provides a comfortable space for working at home that offers privacy for time at the laptop or taking calls, but still enjoys a central location by the media room and just off the great room.
There are plenty of spaces to imagine and create at Jordan Iverson Signature Homes. This nook includes a flat, wooden console table to layout designs. Just behind the half wall, desks with rolling chairs and desktop computers give room to make those designs and creations.
Morgan has a ground floor art studio where she made the beautiful arabesque tiles found on the outdoor fireplace, in the family's kitchen and in the third-level guest bathroom. Many Serenbe residents use a room in their space to support a home-based business. Morgan teaches pottery classes in her studio but other Serenbe residents offer massage or skincare services from their homes in this vibrant live-work community.
This view from the guest bathroom to the adjoining guest bedroom shows how one space transitions to the other. Three smart thermostats (one on each floor) that can be remotely operated and monitored help maintain desired temperatures and control energy bills.