Kyoto House

Location​: West Lafayette, Indiana                                Project Type: New Home



Designed and built for a young couple, the contemporary styling and unique look are perfect for their lifestyle. The interior is just as sleek as the exterior, with a great flow and exciting spaces. The site is fairly flat from the road to the front door, but it drops off quickly twoards the rear of the site. This is the perfect situation for an upper deck that extends the living space, and a lower deck for entertaining. A stylish set of exterior stairs ties the two levels together creating one large outdoor space.

The creative use of light block and darker natural finish wood on the exterior, play on the opposing textures they provide, creating both a tension and a balance enhancing the modern horizontal geometry. A mixture of horizontal and vertical windows adds a similar flair to the home's asymetrical but balanced form. On the interior, the balance continues with a view from the front door, through the home, to glass doors centered on a beautiful backyard pool and patio.

The trendy Asian style garage doors, filled with smoky, frosted glass form a major part of the street elevation, creating a feature that stands out but blends well with the crisp lines of the home. All of these elements together develop really a curb appeal that makes this home a fantastic place to call home.