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The design team wanted to create a clean, simple, current and modern home for a young family out of a home that was dated and dark. Plus, it had to be flexible for many types of functions, age groups and purposes. 

The design team’s solution added a one-car garage so that an existing space could be utilized as a casual family room, laundry/mudroom and homework/craft room. A small addition to the front of the home added an office, and another in the back created breakfast/dining space. These two additions incorporated a flat roof extension, which also covered the front and back patio areas for additional outdoor living space. A powder bath was added to the main level near the office. A prep kitchen space tucks into a walk-in pantry area, and multiple skylights allow more natural light to filter into the main space. Unused attic space provides a private hangout nook for the client’s children, accessible via a ladder in their bedroom.


ICON Architecture


Kara Kersten Design

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Nate Sheets


Art: Kelly Porter  Cabinets: Icon, Dovetails & Tenons (no longer in service)  Countertops: Gaumats International Stone  Flooring: Austin Tile  Furnishings: Golden & Pine, West Elm  To the trade Showrooms: ProSource, KDR  Hardware: Atlas Homewares  Plumbing Fixtures: Delta  Wall Coverings: Phillip Jeffries  Paint: Sherwin Williams

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