Several creative design touches were used to reduce the narrow character of the home. Banks of horizontal windows, as well as wrapped windows around the corner of the house, increase the sense of width. A glass wall was inserted along the staircase to extend the line of sight but maintain the stairway as part of the dining room composition. Exquisite use of flyover cabinetry not only maximizes kitchen space, but also unifies the entire floor. Built-in cabinetry houses electronics in the Great Room, and a Control 4 home automation system controls lighting, ventilation, sound system, and security cameras.
The epitome of what can be done with a limited amount of space, this home is not only sleek, clean, modern, and spacious, but also interesting. The high contrast interior finishes add drama — dark stained hardwood floors, light grey limestone countertops, floating cabinetry — and set it apart from other modern homes.
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