This project was a full renovation of a 1970’s ranch house. The original house was chopped into multiple small, disconnected spaces. In the nineties a large and awkwardly placed addition was built to capitalize on the lake view. FORWARD was tasked with trying to navigate the constraints of the existing condition along with negotiating the desires of the artist clients, one of whom wanted a contemporary minimal interior while the other, a collector, was more interested in the distinct rooms of the turn-of-the-century houses.

The finished house is a series of discreet rooms that are continuously linked. The entry space acts as a gallery and has been widened to create a clear relationship to the addition. What had been the original house has now been divided into kitchen, a combined living/dining room, and an office/guest bedroom.

In the bedroom wing, a new master was created out of two smaller existing bedrooms. The house acts as a container for the owner's collections. It is contemporary, minimal and spatially open, but at the same time affords the distinction of traditional rooms.

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Modern home with Living Room, End Tables, Bench, Chair, Sofa, Coffee Tables, Storage, Wall Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Recessed Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Bookcase, and Console Tables. Front entry and living area. Photo  of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Front entry and living area.

Modern home with Living Room, Light Hardwood Floor, Sofa, Table, Wall Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Chair, and Pendant Lighting. Living/dining area and kitchen. Photo 2 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Living/dining area and kitchen.

Modern home with Dining Room, Light Hardwood Floor, Table, Storage, Chair, Pendant Lighting, and Recessed Lighting. Dining area with view to kitchen. Photo 3 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Dining area with view to kitchen.

Modern home with Living Room, Storage, Sofa, Pendant Lighting, Console Tables, Chair, Coffee Tables, Shelves, Light Hardwood Floor, and Ceiling Lighting. Living/dining area Photo 4 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Living/dining area

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Table, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, and Standard Layout Fireplace. Fireplace in living/dining area. Photo 5 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Fireplace in living/dining area.

Modern home with Hallway and Light Hardwood Floor. Demarcation of living/dining space. Photo 6 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Demarcation of living/dining space.

Modern home with Hallway and Light Hardwood Floor. Hallway to living/dining area. Photo 7 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Hallway to living/dining area.

Modern home with Dining Room, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Shelves, Ceiling Lighting, Standard Layout Fireplace, Storage, Chair, and Table. Steps up to additional living area. Photo 8 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Steps up to additional living area.

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, End Tables, Light Hardwood Floor, Coffee Tables, and Chair. Sitting room with lake view. Photo 9 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Sitting room with lake view.

Modern home with Living Room, Shelves, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Storage, and Bookcase. Stairs to basement, concealed by a curated art collection. Photo 10 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Stairs to basement, concealed by a curated art collection.

Steps down from the sitting area into the main floor. Photo 11 of Gallery Residence modern homeView Photos

Steps down from the sitting area into the main floor.

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Coffee Tables, Recessed Lighting, Storage, and Light Hardwood Floor. Second-floor sitting area. Photo 12 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Second-floor sitting area.

Modern home with Light Hardwood Floor and Recessed Lighting. Kitchen island. Photo 13 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Kitchen island.

Modern home with Pendant Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, and Recessed Lighting. Kitchen island and backsplash. Photo 14 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Kitchen island and backsplash.

Modern home with Pendant Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, and Recessed Lighting. Integrated refrigerator. Photo 15 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Integrated refrigerator.

Modern home with Recessed Lighting. Displays for collectibles incorporated into the kitchen. Photo 16 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Displays for collectibles incorporated into the kitchen.

Kitchen cooktop. Photo 17 of Gallery Residence modern homeView Photos

Kitchen cooktop.

Modern home with Recessed Lighting. Bathroom. Photo 18 of Gallery ResidenceView Photos

Bathroom.

Bathroom sink detail. Photo 19 of Gallery Residence modern homeView Photos

Bathroom sink detail.

Laundry room door. Photo 20 of Gallery Residence modern homeView Photos

Laundry room door.

Architect
  • Christopher Fein, AIA
Builder
  • Hurst Construction, Inc.
Photographer
  • Bob Greenspan Photography

Overview

Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Midcentury