The Wabi Sabi house

 

A home addition, renovation and furnishings project for a 1940’s suburban ranch home was more of a deductive process than one of adding on.ᅠ The site's numerous and elegant oak trees became the focal point as walls were removed, windows were carved out and the boundaries between inside and outside dissolved.

 

Inspired by the owners passion for the Japanese art form of Ikebana, where nature and humanity are brought together, every shape, line and form of this space has intention and purpose.

 

Press:

 

Sunsetᅠᅠ ᅠ 10.07
The Simple Life, A smart remodel does more with less by emphasizing open spaces, organic materials and the beauty of restraint.

 

Home Styleᅠ ᅠᅠ03.08
Inspired Non-Design, decidedly imperfect, the Japanese principle of wabi-sabi crosses cultural lines, respecting the value of open space and encouraging the discovery of beauty in the ordinary.

 

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