Searl Lamaster Howe Architects has recently completed a weekend retreat in Jones, Michigan, for a Chicago based couple who wanted serenity and a slower pace. #WeekendRetreat, #Architecture

Searl Lamaster Howe Architects has recently completed a weekend retreat in Jones, Michigan, for a Chicago based couple who wanted serenity and a slower pace.

Inside, steps from the glass front door lead down to the kitchen that has dark stained oak cabinets, while black slate floors feature throughout the home, and are easily visible in the dining area, which also has additional cabinets.

Inside this modern house, steps from the glass front door lead down to the kitchen, that has oak cabinets stained in a deep, deep green, while black slate floors feature throughout the home, and are easily visible in the dining area that also provides access to additional cabinets. #DarkWoodKitchen #KitchenDesign #SlateFloors

Adjacent to the dining area is a living room that showcases a charred cedar accent wall with a hand-worked blackened steel fireplace surround.

This modern living room showcases a charred cedar accent wall with a hand worked blackened steep fireplace surround. #Fireplace #LivingRoom #Windows #WoodAccentWall

A sunroom off the kitchen creates a place to relax in the shade while also enjoying the view of the trees. It also opens to a patio that leads down to the garden.

A sunroom off the kitchen of this modern house creates a place to relax in the shade while also enjoying the view of the trees. It also opens to a patio that leads down to the garden. #Sunroom

Outside, a pair of beams running the length of the house can be seen. The beams reinforce a sense of movement and order as the interior floor levels terrace down, following the site’s terrain.

This modern home has a pair of glulam beams running the length of the house can be seen. The beams reinforce a sense of movement and order as the interior floor levels terrace down, following the site’s terrain. #Architecture #HouseDesign #ModernHouse

Back inside, there’s a second living room with another black steel framed fireplace, while the wood ceiling wraps down onto the wall.

This modern living room has a black steel framed fireplace, while the wood ceiling wraps down onto the wall. #LivingRoom #BlackFramedFireplace #SteelFireplace

Stairs by the kitchen lead up to the second floor of the house where the bedrooms are found. Cabinetry that matches the kitchen downstairs provides a closet for the master bedroom.

Stairs by the kitchen of this modern house lead up to the second floor owhere the bedrooms are found. Cabinets with a deep green stain provides a closet for the master bedroom. #Storage

The master bedroom has windows that wrap around the corner and allow natural light to fill the room.

This master bedroom has windows that wrap around the corner and allow natural light to fill the room. #MasterBedroom #BedroomDesign

In the master bathroom, the freestanding bathtub takes advantage of the windows that overlook a small deck. Opposite the bathtub is a wood vanity with dual sinks, storage drawers, and open shelving.

In this modern master bathroom, the freestanding bathtub takes advantage of the windows that overlook a small deck. Opposite the bathtub is a wood vanity with dual sinks, storage drawers, and open shelving. #MasterBathroom #BathroomDesign

The bathroom also has a shower with a skylight that highlights the texture and coloring of the handmade tiles that clad its walls.

This modern bathroom has a shower with a skylight that highlights the texture and coloring of the handmade tiles that clad its walls. #Shower #ShowerDeisgn #BathroomDesign

The house also has a room with two pairs of bunk beds. Curtains provide privacy, while black ladders allows for ease of access.

This modern house also has a room that houses two pairs of bunk beds. Curtains provide privacy, while black ladders allows for ease of access., and lamps create a source of light. #BunkBeds #Bunks

Each of the bunks also has it’s own lighting mounted to the wall.

This modern house also has a room that houses two pairs of bunk beds. Curtains provide privacy, while black ladders allows for ease of access., and lamps create a source of light. #BunkBeds #Bunks
Photography by Tony Soluri

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