The living room in this open-floor-plan home sets the design style that is carried throughout all of the spaces, thoughtfully fusing artful mid-century-modern design elements with a modern interpretation of organic Prairie-style architecture to create an immensely livable and aesthetically uplifting home.
Custom-designed and artistan-crafted furnishings celebrate the natural beauty of exotic species of wood, juxtaposed with oxidized metal, slate, stone, glass, wool, and linen. A quiet color palette of cool blues and greens and warm umbers, tans, and grays sets a serene mood; while the varied textures, patterns, and patinas create visual interest.
A handcrafted mid-century-modern style console is flanked by built-in bookshelves that feature exquisitely grained tamo ash and lighted, playfully-staggered natural black walnut shelves with oxidized steel plates that glide smoothly between the shelves along grooves encouraging changing curated vignettes of Pewabic pottery and other objets d’art. The hanging woven-linen-textile art piece by Cathy Jacobs plays on the quiet movement of the hand-knotted wool rug and the hand-crafted forged-iron and “shattered-glass” coffee table.
Earthy slate flooring anchors the space; while a lighted cove draws the eye around it. Rhythmic groupings of lofty clerestory windows on three sides enable changing ribbons of natural light to penetrate throughout the day. Abundant natural light and expansive views of the magnificent surrounding landscape are provided by floor-to-ceiling glass along the entire rear wall with 24-foot-wide lanai doors that open fully into an electronically-screened outdoor living area that physically and visually expands the space.