Maximizing space privacy and a special connection with greenery provides a secluded oasis amidst the increasingly cluttered and noisy landscape of . Designed by envase the project sees four townhouses taking shape on two adjacent lots and each of the townhouse does its best to maximize space across its multiple levels.
It is the parlor level of the townhouse with the kitchen dining and living area that has undergone the most transformation with a stylish staircase in wood and steel at its heart. White is the color of choice for the backdrop with a reclaimed wood floor a tiled kitchen backdrop and exposed ceiling beams ushering in plenty of textural contrast.
But the woodsy goodness does not end there as flooring ceiling panels and eye-catching trim work were also crafted using this wood. Minimal and elegant the house still remains warm and inviting with large sliding glass doors and floor-to-ceiling glass windows bringing the surrounding scenery and Lake Michigan indoors.
Crafted by 7A Architecture Studio the in offers a cool template for couples starting to plan for their first family home; but on the cheap! Moving away from materials like wood and plaster it is concrete blocks metal sheets and un-fired bricks that shape this modern-industrial home in a neighborhood with rich industrial heritage.
A wooden accent wall steals the show in the entryway and the bedroom while the large living room in white is punctuated by a dark black feature wall with shelves fireplace and a cozy window seat. White is the color of choice indoors even as large glass doors usher in natural light.
It is an exposed brick wall that act as the visual link between the open living area kitchen and the lovely courtyard just outside. Starting its journey at the kitchen bench the meanders through the living room becomes all too apparent at the barbecue zone and ends it journey by morphing into a long bench seat at the end of the courtyard.
The dark exterior lets the home standout visually even while ensuring that it melts away into darkness after sunset. Locally sourced wood and stone were used throughout the house and dying ash trees milled from the lot were used in creating custom furniture and cabinets for the home.