vacation home of John Barnes, an Art Director for a Web Design firm, is located
on a heavily wooded lot with a beautiful lake view. The intention of the home
is to provide a unified and comfortable space with few boundaries to the
The homes exterior is a mixture of
concrete, wood panels and glass on the south side, and floor to ceiling glass
on the north side to take full advantage of the lake view. Entry through the
front pivoting door leads to a combined kitchen, dining room and living room –
perfect for entertaining, yet a unique space for John to enjoy the natural
Cabinetry in the kitchen is ebony bamboo
and provides John with ample storage. Countertops are sealed black concrete. Other
features are a 36” Viking stove with retractable vent and two Sub-Zero under
counter refrigerator drawer units and one freezer unit. The island houses the sink and stove and has
a bar counter extension which accommodates three.
The dining table is a glass and silver
chrome table with 6 vintage chairs. The
large wall adjoining the room is an ideal spot for a favorite art piece.
The living room truly is the best room in
the house. Floor to ceiling windows all around, two large sofas, two retro
chairs and a unique coffee table welcome guests or provide John a perfect place
to read, relax, work online, or just watch the lakes latest activity.
The master suite has a king size bed and
several shelves for personal effects, as well as a generous closet. Next to the
closet is storage and a stacked washer & dryer. John’s bathroom is open and has a large walk
in shower with three shower heads for added luxury. A full guest bathroom is
adjacent to the dining area.
Guest accommodations are just off the main
room. This room is multifunctional - with a small desk, a pull out sofa for
guests and a flat panel TV.
Flooring on the front walk, the back
walkway and throughout the home is a sealed concrete in a warm grey color. The
uniformity bridges the indoor and outdoor spaces. All interior walls are 8’
high, complementing the modularity of the FlatPak construction. The guest bath
has a suspended natural bamboo ceiling for privacy.
Furniture selected alludes to John’s
affinity for Mid-Century pieces and clean lines. The color pallet is a warm neutral
with muted turquoise and burnt orange accents – also a nod to Mid-Century flare
and was inspired by the art above by Campbell Laird.