Grand Rapids, Mich.
Architect/Designer | Visbeen Architects, Inc.
Builder | J. Peterson Homes
Interior Designer | Vision Interiors by Visbeen
Photographer | Ashley Avila Photography
The owners desired a contemporary, urban infill home inspired by the iconic Graystone homes of Chicago. A monolithic block wall in three shades of gray is broken up by metal accents and a glass-wrapped stair tower. Smaller openings are strategically placed to provide desirable vistas, while avoiding direct alignment with adjacent neighbors.
The biggest opportunity was to create an efficient, yet compact two-story with endless amenities. Overall, the home’s compact design functions with the efficiency of a Swiss Army knife. The main level is completely open from the living room on through to the kitchen and dining areas. A retractable-screened porch is accessible from the kitchen, providing a much-desired private outdoor living space. The back of the home boasts a full dining room, coffee and wine bar, lockers, pantry and pet space.
The upper level is accessed by way of the light-filled, glass-wrapped stair and features a full laundry, office, and secondary bedroom. Also included is a sitting room preceding the master bedroom, which can be closed off for privacy as an extension of the master suite or left open for shared use. The master features a fantastic view, extensive storage, and spa-style bath.