This home demonstrates how a down-size becomes an up-grade when universal design principles are applied and there’s as much emphasis on functionality as there is on aesthetics.

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Right-sized house in a country setting is perfect for a couple enjoying retirement.  White paint contrasts with surroundings. Photo  of A New Beginning modern homeView Photos

Right-sized house in a country setting is perfect for a couple enjoying retirement. White paint contrasts with surroundings.

Furnishings provide for a six person conversation group with a wall of glass leading to an inviting outdoor room as large as the indoor space.  Media is hidden behind custom art doors. Photo 2 of A New Beginning modern homeView Photos

Furnishings provide for a six person conversation group with a wall of glass leading to an inviting outdoor room as large as the indoor space. Media is hidden behind custom art doors.

Seductive lighting creates ambiance around a Formworks marble-topped dining table. McGuire dining chairs are comfortable enough to spend an entire evening. Photo 3 of A New Beginning modern homeView Photos

Seductive lighting creates ambiance around a Formworks marble-topped dining table. McGuire dining chairs are comfortable enough to spend an entire evening.

The volume of the great room with its tall ceilings and doors makes the relatively small space feel grand.  A neutral palette, light oak floors and cabinets and dramatic lighting add to the drama. Photo 4 of A New Beginning modern homeView Photos

The volume of the great room with its tall ceilings and doors makes the relatively small space feel grand. A neutral palette, light oak floors and cabinets and dramatic lighting add to the drama.

Bedrooms in dual master suites serve multiple functions including an office. Photo 5 of A New Beginning modern homeView Photos

Bedrooms in dual master suites serve multiple functions including an office.

Transom windows over interior doors disappear into the ceiling. Photo 6 of A New Beginning modern homeView Photos

Transom windows over interior doors disappear into the ceiling.

Multi-functional bedroom serves as office, den and music room in addition to sleeping quarters.   Photo 7 of A New Beginning modern homeView Photos

Multi-functional bedroom serves as office, den and music room in addition to sleeping quarters.

La Cava sink and matte white vanity top sits over oak cabinet. Photo 8 of A New Beginning modern homeView Photos

La Cava sink and matte white vanity top sits over oak cabinet.

Because it is open to the great room the kitchen is designed with a tailored demeanor.  A bank of windows over the sink bathes the space with soft, north facing natural light. Photo 9 of A New Beginning modern homeView Photos

Because it is open to the great room the kitchen is designed with a tailored demeanor. A bank of windows over the sink bathes the space with soft, north facing natural light.

Stove hood is an iconic shape, done in horizontal grain oak stained dark.  Marble mosaic tile over a Wolf range top. Photo 10 of A New Beginning modern homeView Photos

Stove hood is an iconic shape, done in horizontal grain oak stained dark. Marble mosaic tile over a Wolf range top.

The entire great room opens up to the outdoor space. Photo 11 of A New Beginning modern homeView Photos

The entire great room opens up to the outdoor space.

The outdoor space is furnished with comfortable lounge chairs, a large dining table and moveable umbrellas for shade.  Photo 12 of A New Beginning modern homeView Photos

The outdoor space is furnished with comfortable lounge chairs, a large dining table and moveable umbrellas for shade.

Photographer
  • Eric Rorer

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 3