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.
A midcentury side table with distressed finish sits in the corner while the fireplace blends into the white backdrop seamlessly. Additional seating options come in the form of a comfy gray lounger and twin armchairs that once again borrow heavily from midcentury design.
A contemporary ranch house and a holiday home that is a touch different from others is nestled on a vast 24 acre lot in the coastal region of Peru. Despite the large ranch that surrounds this modern retreat the structure itself is modest and occupies just .
The deck becomes a part of the living room visual giving it a more expansive vibe. A contemporary kitchen with black island and cabinets adds contrast to the open living in white while sliding glass doors bring in a flood of natural light.
Any modern lakeside home aims to capture the spirit of the landscape outside and this desire to combine nature with contemporary comfort is evident in the as well. Designed for an urban couple of a reclusive lakeside lot in Missouri this modern residence in wood glass and stucco carefully balances unabated lake views with complete privacy.
The new cheerful interior of this aged house reflects the specific aesthetic and lifestyle choices of its owners – Brooklyn-based writer Gayle Forman and her musician-librarian husband.