This mid-century home needed a transformation to fit the active lifestyle of the new owners and their children. The design direction was to create a light-filled space that integrates with the wooded landscape. Program requirements included a total renovation, new master suite, and a 700 sf addition for flexible use.

Our design opens the living space with the family room at the center of the floor plan. A sculptural double-sided fireplace between living and family rooms has stacked-tile, a steel-plate surround, and porcelain slab hearth on three sides to unify the space. Integrated storage keeps logs ready for fires.

The master bedroom has a sleeping zone and sitting area separated by a double-sided fireplace clad in oak and steel with integrated shelving. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the wooded property.

A one-and-a-half story addition, integrated into the existing architecture, is flexible space that will evolve with the growing family. Presently it is a playroom, designed for craft projects, imaginative play, and movie nights. Because the house has no basement, the addition also includes a bathroom designed as a storm shelter. Interior furnishings were curated by Liz Pasquinelli of Debaun studio.

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Modern home with Exterior, Flat RoofLine, and House Building Type. This 5,600sf mid-century was in need of a transformation to fit the active lifestyle of the new owners and their children. The design direction was to create a light-filled space that integrates the surrounding wooded landscape. Photo  of Riverwoods modern homeView Photos

This 5,600sf mid-century modern home was in need of a transformation to fit the active lifestyle of the new owners and their children. The design direction was to create a light-filled space that integrates the surrounding wooded landscape.

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, and Flat RoofLine. Back Yard & Patio Photo 2 of RiverwoodsView Photos

Back Yard & Patio

Modern home with Living Room, Wood Burning Fireplace, Light Hardwood Floor, Sofa, Bench, Pendant Lighting, Chair, and Coffee Tables. Living Room Photo 3 of RiverwoodsView Photos

Living Room

Modern home with Living Room, Light Hardwood Floor, Chair, Wood Burning Fireplace, Coffee Tables, Sofa, and Bookcase. Family Room Photo 4 of RiverwoodsView Photos

Family Room

Modern home with Living Room, Light Hardwood Floor, Chair, Wood Burning Fireplace, and Floor Lighting. Double-Sided Fireplace in Family Room Photo 5 of RiverwoodsView Photos

Double-Sided Fireplace in Family Room

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Chair, and Pendant Lighting. Breakfast Table in Kitchen Photo 6 of RiverwoodsView Photos

Breakfast Table in Kitchen

Modern home with Kids Room, Chair, Boy Gender, Neutral Gender, Playroom Room Type, Lamps, Girl Gender, Storage, Teen Age, Pre-Teen Age, and Toddler Age. Craft Table in Den Photo 7 of RiverwoodsView Photos

Craft Table in Den

Modern home with Bath Room and Porcelain Tile Floor. Master Bathroom Photo 8 of RiverwoodsView Photos

Master Bathroom

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Night Stands, Pendant Lighting, and Carpet Floor. Master Bedroom Photo 9 of RiverwoodsView Photos

Master Bedroom

Modern home with Bedroom, Shelves, Bed, and Night Stands. Three-Sided Fireplace in Master Bedroom Photo 10 of RiverwoodsView Photos

Three-Sided Fireplace in Master Bedroom

Modern home with Lamps, Chair, Bookcase, Shelves, and Storage. Flexible Office Photo 11 of RiverwoodsView Photos

Flexible Office

Modern home with Bath Room and Light Hardwood Floor. Powder Room Photo 12 of RiverwoodsView Photos

Powder Room

Architect
Interior Design
  • debaun studio
Photographer
  • Tony Soluri

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 4
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Midcentury
  • Square Feet
  • 5600
  • Press