The modern exterior of the home upset the couple’s neighbor, a real estate agent who felt the design would have a negative impact on property values.  Photo 3 of 10 in Shelter From the Storm
The first floor’s open plan combines kitchen, dining, and living areas;  rift-sawn white oak planks line the floors throughout. “It’s a tremendous enhancement of our life together,” Louis says of the layout. Standard chairs by Jean Prouvé for Vitra surround the beeswax-coated steel dining table.  Photo 5 of 10 in Shelter From the Storm
Louis did much of the woodworking in the house, including the fabrication of the  white oak stair treads. The ironwork was crafted by Alex and Gio Welding. A Glo Ball pendant by Jasper Morrison for Flos hangs in front of the staircase. Tagged: Staircase and Wood Tread.  Photo 4 of 10 in Shelter From the Storm
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