home of distinction
BY using frosted glass for the interior doorways, the
architect and builders were able to create an expan-sive,
open atmosphere without sacrificing privacy.
Having one of the closets fully decked out with
mirrors to allow one of the guest bedrooms to double
as an exercise studio is another example of the innovative design
approach that was utilized throughout.
“We just gave Anna some ideas, and she brought them to life,”
says Ed Trice.
The architect and builders worked to ensure that every aspect
of the home was low-maintenance. As a result, the residence
features extensive artificial turf. The home also includes masonry
wall construction with a brick veneer, reducing the need for
exterior maintenance. This was allowable as new updates to the
building code make it possible to use brick below the flood plain
instead of exposed pilings.
“The owners really value simplicity. The advantage of only
having white walls is that it provided them with a place to display
their art collection without a distraction,” says Dietsche. “To add
interest and break up the broad expanses of white, we integrated
multiple textures throughout the residence, such as tile, stone,
wood floors, black windows and doors.”
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