WINNING DESIGNER: Nathan Taylor, Obelisk Home
PROJECT GOAL: They wanted to create a modern home with room to gather while still making it feel like an old stone structure. The home was designed around a tumbled stone fireplace, which gives the space a more aged feel. They added “wings” to the center structure to give the clients space to come together, adding in extra seating and amenities throughout to accommodate their large family.
From the beginning, Nathan Taylor of Obelisk Home worked with the architects on this project to ensure the inside and outside of this home were consistent with the homeowner’s goals: to maintain a functional home that still felt like it’d been around for years.
“We wanted intimate spaces, but room to gather,” Taylor says. Different areas of the home were given specific purposes, with the family room kept small for a more intimate, everyday space and the larger areas of the home, such as the kitchen and living room, built for entertaining. With a 17-foot long natural hickory island, the kitchen provides ample space for a serving line on one side and plenty of cabinet storage throughout. The wooden accents in the kitchen extend throughout the whole home, with a live edge hickory countertop in one of the bathrooms and wooden ceilings that add to the coziness of the home.