The Abraham Residence by Heron Horton Architects exudes stateliness. Its white exterior walls and red roofed structure with stone driveway accents create the kind of home that makes you think of America. Vast, rich, and traditional but fresh and new.
The pivot point in the Abraham Residence is the kitchen, a room where the owners wanted to do work but also eat, entertain, and feel connected to the rest of the home. The kitchen’s low ceilings create a kind of intimacy, and the island bar is perfect for eating a quick meal or just lingering.
Other parts of the home encourage the same comfortable feeling with smooth elegance. The double high living room is open and welcoming, connected to the dining room completely expect for a staircase.
Designed with minimalism in mind, the staircase to the second floor almost floats to the open loft at the top. The rest of the home operates with a similar flow in mind. There’s always division and purpose to every room, but natural transitions that ease into one another seamlessly.
At the back of the house there’s a long pool surrounded with mature trees and a lush landscape. A spiral staircase leads up to a second floor deck as large rectangular windows are laid out to connect the interior with the outside.
In the end this is a home of both comfort and pleasure, designed with elegance and the kind of aesthetic that feels comfortable but luxurious.
Posted by Lauren Proctor at 9 January, 2011