Below see where the design started and some specialty design features that were designed for this beaituiful modern condo.
Start Sketching Concepts on the Original Floor Plan
Finished cabinet drawings - finalize interiors
Begin Formulating Design Concepts
Start to Gather Materials
The condo stairs have a major impact on visual connections and aesthetic throughout the design. Previously, the floor plan of this condo was very closed-in and provided little visual connection through the house to the lake.
By designing an open-tread stair, we were able to provide substantial views from the entry to the lake while also increasing the amount of natural light throughout the space. This sculptural stair design has transformed throughout the project based off cost, construct-ability and materials. The stair has a single stringer with solid wood treads and rubber inlay on top of a 1" thick steel support plate. Because of the custom metal standoffs, the glass railing practically disappears from view and maintains a nice open feel.
This floating vanity was designed with a custom stone counter in mind where the sink was integrated into the top to create a very sleek and modern feel. The same stone continued up through the backslash to create a visual focal point that painted a subtle and stunning surround for the mirror above the vanity.
The modern horizontal grain in the cabinets added a needed contrast to the clean white feel of the overall color palette. Integrating push to open hardware followed with the sleek and simple theme.
Lastly, adding a floating mirror with back lighting created an additional level of visual interest and set the tone for the modern feel.
A great way to maintain a design without compromising the functionality is to look at alternative ways to achieving the same goal. In this design, we were going to originally use the floor tile on the arch feature. The posts of the arch enclose hidden cabinetry and because those areas open and close, we had to revisit the applied material to ensure that the doors would function properly.
Tile is heavy, and since the doors to the cabinets were rather large, tile would make the doors difficult to manage and could cause them to fail in the end. We decided to collaborate with very talented local artists, Tim Eiswald and Lewis Lewis, who created an artistic, light weight panel that matched the tile floor. This resolved the weight issues with the doors while upholding the design vision.