Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mid-Century Modern home progresses

The Irvin residence is taking shape. It has been quite a while since I posted anything here as it has been a very hectic summer so far! But, I thought this would be a good way to get back into the groove.

The Irvin residence is a mid-century modern style design that is currently under construction near Lawrence, KS. The Irvin's are a young couple that wanted something different. They like mid-century style homes, but they wanted to build new on their land in the country. I designed this home around their aesthetic desires, their needs and the building site.

The home sits on a north facing, wooded hill. With no real prospect for solar gain, the home was designed to take advantage of the view of a valley to the north. It features a low sloped, gable roof supported by large glulam beams. The beams leave the living, dining and kitchen areas open as well as add aesthetic appeal. There is also plenty of glass to bring the outdoors indoors. The master suite and an office make up the rest of the main floor. There are two additional bedrooms and a family room in the basement. The garage is separate from the house but connected with a screened breezeway.

You can see more pictures of this home on our projects page here: and you can see more of our designs here:

I will post more on this house as it nears completion.