The clients wanted a modern look with warmth and a connection to nature. One primary objective was to capture the dramatic view behind the property and maintain privacy from the city street in front.
The property was steep; its slope, along with questionable soil conditions, presented both design and engineering challenges. But the challenging lot allowed the design team to capture breathtaking views on every level. To maximize this, they used a commercial glass curtain wall to create a thin veil between the interior and exterior. Large glass on the front of the home creates a transparent feel and allows light to spill down the staircase to the lower level.
The living, dining space and large kitchen form the core of the home. Taking a few steps into the home yields exterior views in every direction. The primary outdoor living space is large enough to include seating, dining and an outdoor kitchen.
The spacious primary bedroom connects with nature via expansive windows on the back wall. The glass is briefly interrupted by a see-through fireplace that also can be enjoyed from the private deck. The bath has his-and-her entrances convenient to either side of the bed.
Three additional suites for guests and the kids are positioned to create privacy. On the lower level, two suites are in different wings separated by a central living space. The third space is on the second floor with its own private loft. Each child has a room catered to their personality on separate floors.
Engineer: Apex Engineers New Home Community: Falcon Ridge Appliances: Factory Direct Cabinets and Closet: Miller’s Custom Cabinets Countertops: Signature Solid Surfaces Electronics: Elevated Electronics/Bravas Flooring: ProSource (tile) Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Lighting Fixtures: Wilson Lighting Wall Coverings: Innerworks
The overall goal for this custom home was to bring a sense of modern Prairie style, instilling a feeling of the past with common sense for the future. The homeowner emphasized the concept of a modern luxury hotel—warm and inviting with clean lines. The design team chose limestone and rift oak throughout the home to contrast each other in a warm, earth-tone feeling.