Graphic Designer’s House Blends With Its Natural Surroundings


architecture modern residence       Graphic Designer’s House Blends With Its Natural Surroundings Johnsen Schmaling Architects completed the design of a 1,855 square-foot modern residence located on the wooded eastern shore of Wisconsin’s Door County, USA. The project was envisioned for a graphic designer and her husband. It blends with the surrounding vegetation and offers a perfect retreat for artistic inspiration.



The architects’; objective was to achieve a smooth transition between the man-made structure and its natural context: “The building’s restrained exterior material palette is limited to charred cedar siding from Northern Wisconsin. Its textured, somber blackness is complemented by varnished clear cedar, dark-anodized aluminum, and glass.”
modern residence                                                                  Graphic Designer’s House Blends With Its Natural Surroundings “Contrasting the building’s dark exterior shell, the interior material palette is dominated by white walls, white lacquered cabinets, and a gray polished concrete floor, all forming a deliberately neutral, serene backdrop against which the ever-changing tableau of the foliage outside can unfold,” the architects added.

The open-plan living room features minimalist furniture arrangements and a contemporary fireplace which descends from the ceiling. A wooden deck extends the living spaces outdoors, where the designed space flows effortlessly into the surrounding forest. The bedrooms are located upstairs, their position maximizing privacy and views. [Photography and information courtesy of Johnsen Schmaling Architects]

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