Internal partitions on the living level are completely done away with as the kitchen and dining area create an interactive social hub. It is a wood and white color scheme that holds sway inside with an innate sense of minimalism apparent throughout.
Since the couple worked from home incorporating a full-fledged home office that offered privacy and smart functionality was another important part of the home’s design. Built on a tight budget by KEM STUDIO the inviting house uses a white and wood color palette to usher in a sense of harmony even while inviting the outdoors inside.
Moving from a small condo in the busy Market Street to a more tranquil contemporary home in the West Plaza neighborhood of the homeowners of wanted a residence that has the appeal of a loft.
A custom wooden kitchen island with gas range and dining space next to it becomes the ‘social zone’ of the interior while a wrought-iron hood above adds even more textural contrast. It is the top level that holds the kids’ sleeping area with a wall of bunk beds master bedroom bathrooms and a long reading desk that stretches along the length of the hallway.
Not every modern home needs to be about an extraordinary design solution that sets it apart from the rest. At times the best home is one that just responds the specific features of the landscape it sits in and the needs of the homeowner.
It is the top floor that serves as the private zone with the master bedroom bathroom and study. With a constant view of the living area below both the levels at the Sussex Street House feel connected at all times. The high ceiling living area also keeps out excessive heat on scorching summer days making the residence energy-efficient as well.