Order and harmony
A growing family, and their Chow Chow, wanted to create a minimalist house with an open floor plan and tall ceilings like in their New York City apartment. They wanted the architecture to be subdued, but not lacking in quality or detail.
THE THERESA GROUP
A major feature of the home is the grand staircase, featuring seamless white oak steps with a glass and stainless steel railing. At the top, a private den creates a cozy space to relax in the evening, with the flexibility to adapt for new uses as the family grows. The master bedroom suite continues the theme of the home with its muted tones and detailing. A window seat provides a private sitting area with the additional benefit of storage below. The master bathroom, with its soaking tub and large shower create a sanctuary that the clients can retreat to.
The house was designed around a central great room, where the family room and informal dining area provide a great family and entertainment space. A twelve foot tall tray ceiling and floor to ceiling curtain wall give the space a grand feeling and fill it with natural light. A large opening to the kitchen keeps the two spaces connected. The kitchen is an exercise in simplicity and clean lines, with rift white oak base cabinets with integrated finger pulls, a quartzite waterfall edge island, and custom upper cabinet doors with back-painted glass. Two paneled walls hide the appliances and a walk-in pantry.