For homeowners who prefer something newer and more exciting than tried-and-true solutions, the choice between classic and contemporary homes is a simple one. Better still, whatever it is about classic homes that charms the beholder, it can be replicated in their contemporary counterparts with even more flair.
To use an example, The Gallery can match even the most impressive classic homes when it comes to sheer presence. Intended to compliment the homeowner’s collection of modern art, it is an award-winning contemporary home designed using a cohesive set of principles, resulting in a single, powerful statement standing tall out on the Kirkland waterfront.
First and foremost, the combination of straight lines and sharp angles is something that can be seen again and again in The Gallery. Each repetition serving to strengthen the rest. It can be seen in the rectangular outline of the building, in the big, bold panes of glass filling out its windows, in the bars running parallel that form the railings of its interior, and even in the perfect lines of its hardwood flooring.
In contrast, the collection that serves as the heart of the home comes in a remarkable range of sizes, shapes, styles, and riotous colors. Some seem as though portraits done in abstract, while others show more of an Impressionist influence. Put together, each contrast with the straight lines and sharp angles enhances both at the expense of nothing, resulting in something bold and bright, open and unrestrained.
To learn more about how our services can help bring our clients’ ideal homes into existence, please do not hesitate to contact us at Gelotte Hommas Architecture for more information. Other than other contemporary homes, our portfolio also has examples of both traditional and even more unique homes, thus providing you with full insight into our capabilities.