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Dec ‘15

Modern Architecture Blends Simplicity and Nature


Modern architects at Phil Kean Design Group, specialize in highly stylized indoor-outdoor living spaces that complement the landscape surrounding them. Phil Kean Design Group was highlighted in Dwell, a architecture homes publication, for its modern residential architecture design of a single-family home in Winter Park, Florida. With designers well versed in refined aesthetics, the result was a cutting-edge structure that blended rustic, outdoor elements with the crisp lines of modern architecture.

A Statement Façade

One of the distinctive qualities of the Winter Park, Florida home is its entrance. An enclosed courtyard, clad by ipe, serves as a captivating entry feature. Wide windows, a staple of modern architecture, are at the front of the house and overlook the secluded courtyard, which hosts a water feature and drought tolerant plantings. A red door provides a contrast to the environment that otherwise uses its design to captivate onlookers.

Accenting the Inside with Outside Elements

Upon entering the home, the ipe trend continues inside with slabs of the wood acting as sleek wall accents. The kitchen and master bedroom also infuse outdoor features with polished concrete floors and wooden finishes. Form and function blend together to create a kitchen aesthetic of strong linear elements in an uncluttered space.

Panoramic Views and Open Spaces

The living room boasts an open floor plan designed to facilitate gatherings while also allowing a clear view to the lush landscape outside. Making use of the tropical Floridian environment, the large windows bring in natural light and capture stunning views of the pool and lanai. The lanai, or covered veranda, opens up to a pool deck that completes the transition from indoors to outdoors in this seamless, modern home design.

To learn more about this Winter Park, Florida modern home, read the Dwell article or visit our portfolio for more examples of modern architecture and luxury custom homes.