Midcentury modern sensibilities and a client’s love for design characterize the interior
and exterior design of this split-level home tucked into a verdant, wooded pocket of west
Michigan. Tree coverage on the site provides a quiet privacy that is continued in the u-
shaped massing of the home around its back patio and pool.
Durable materials like horizontally cut, tri-color stone and Trespa Rain Screen Cladding
fit a low-maintenance edge to the distinctly modern, flat-roofed home. Indoors, an
exchange between levels occurs at the stone fireplace, which is set against a wall
punctured by two cubic openings dressed in sliding grass cloth sheets. Stairs to the
right of the fireplace lead up into a master suite or out into an open concept living area
that connects entertainment space.
The linear flavor of both interior and exterior is broken slightly by a curved wall, on
which the homeowner’s vintage pinball systems are placed. More personal effects are
housed on the lower level, as are finished guest rooms. Soft wood finishes warm cool
polished concrete, clean white walls, and cable railings. Blocks of window dressed in
thin, matte black casings kiss the view outward with an additional modern touch.
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