Contemporary Design with an Emphasis on Views and Natural Light

Wood beams and wood accents throughout that give it a warm and inviting appearance, while the stone fireplace and accent wall offer a rustic touch that adds to the home’s natural look and feel, and it's water bolster it with a soothing atmosphere.
Wood beams and wood accents throughout that give it a warm and inviting appearance, while the stone fireplace and accent wall offer a rustic touch that adds to the home’s natural look and feel, and it’s water bolster it with a soothing atmosphere.

Incorporating natural elements into a modern home is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of contemporary architecture. Using these elements gives homes a warm look and helps blend the interior with the surrounding landscape. One of the finest examples of this can be seen in Gelotte Hommas’ Wood, Stone, Water project.

This project involved designing a contemporary home that includes stone, wood and water features to create a visually impressive and calming environment. The home, located in Medina, has wood beams and wood accents throughout that give it a warm and inviting appearance. Stone features, including a fireplace and accent wall, offer a rustic touch that adds to the home’s natural look and feel. Water features provide it with a soothing atmosphere.

The home also makes use of floor-to-ceiling windows to let in as much natural light as possible, which is another characteristic of contemporary architecture. These windows offer stunning views of the trees around the home and the city lights down below and create a seamless transition from the interior to the outdoor landscape. The home’s lofty ceilings, open floor plan and oversized windows combined with its location perched on a hillside allow sunlight to flood the interior, adding to the overall warmth of the design.

More modern accents throughout the home, such as glass tables and track lighting, add a touch of contrast with its natural elements of wood, stone and water. All of these features together create an award-winning contemporary home that is strikingly beautiful. Wood, Water, Stone won the 1997 MAME award for Best Custom Residence and Best Master Suite.

If you’re considering contemporary architecture for your new home, please contact Gelotte Hommas. Visit us online and view our online contemporary project portfolio to see past projects we’ve worked on.

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