From the start, this project was designed and inspired by clients who often work from home. The form was influenced by the need for a work space that felt separate from the house when clients visit, yet is still connected. The central entry acts as a welcoming entrance but it also acts as a divider between the public office space and the private spaces which are arranged perpendicular to the entry. This form allowed us to create a beautiful courtyard that is framed by the “L” shape of the house. The large sliders connect the inside with the outside resulting in a warm and private place to relax outdoors. Traditional farmhouses inspired the architecture of the house, with a modern twist.
The interior of this home is relaxed and inviting yet playful and unique. The open concept and central kitchen is complete with custom wood cabinets, floating shelves, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. A reclaimed post and beam add a subtle divide between the kitchen and living room, providing warmth and reinforcing the farmhouse style. Traditional elements have been incorporated throughout such as shaker and beadboard cabinets along with white subway tiles but they are mixed with more contemporary/industrial materials such as concrete tiles, chrome, and glass. With natural light flooding in through the large windows and skylights, the warm white walls create a clean sculptural backdrop while the black window trims add a sharp contrast adding a dramatic touch.
Architecture and Interior Design: Synthesis Design
Photography: Tina Kulic