A HOME WITH MODERN AESTHETICS CONTRASTS IT’S RURAL SETTING
Situated on the grassy knoll of a country meadow, this contemporary home stands in striking contrast to its pastoral setting. Commissioned by a young family of two professionals with two youngsters, this client wanted to take full advantage of their 17-acre site. Modern architectural styling brought a sense of minimalism to the design. A series of rectangular forms expressed in various materials were placed in perpendicular configurations about the site. These large blocks were then off-set by long horizontal lines of the flat-roof fascia. These dark bronze horizontal eaves bring a sense of the again-popular Mid-Century Modern aesthetic to the composition. The home’s floor plan required wide-open spaces with soaring ceilings with exposed structural steel beams and a stained wood finish. Large expanses of glass open the home’s interior to country-side views where this family can enjoy the changing of the seasons.
Polished concrete floors further the contemporary feeling of the house, and spill out onto the home’s grand terrace. This spectacular sweeping outdoor space is partially covered, and sits on the main level, one floor above the walk-out basement below. The home is designed for entertaining, and can accommodate large groups of guests both inside and out.
Project Architect: Mr. David Exline, Exline Design & Architecture; Local Architect: Mr. Jeff Gillam, JGR Architects; Interior Design: Ms. Ann Arkebauer, Ann Arkebauer Design; Structural Engineering: Mr. Jim Manley, Manley Structural Engineers; 3D Visualization: Mr. Mike Munson, Munson Studios; General Contractor: Mr. Colter Dent, Colter Dent Homes.