Art · July 2, 2021 0

Wood Is Heavily Featured On Both The Exterior And Interior Of This Modern Home In Connecticut

GRT Architects has designed a modern one-level home in Guilford, Connecticut, that’s located on a narrow two-acre lot and showcases wood throughout its design.

The Exterior

The architects built the home with an aesthetic focused on natural materials that need no finishing or maintenance. They selected only rot-resistant wood that can be used naturally with no applied stain or seal.

A modern house with wood siding and charcoal colored accents, like window frames, metal roof, and garage door.
A modern house with wood siding and charcoal colored accents, like window frames, metal roof, and garage door.

A deck wraps around the home, while the charcoal-colored window frames provide a contrast to the wood and complement the metal roof and garage door.

A deck wraps around this modern home, while the charcoal-colored window frames provide a contrast to the wood and complement the metal roof and garage door.
A deck wraps around this modern home, while the charcoal-colored window frames provide a contrast to the wood and complement the metal roof and garage door.
A deck wraps around this modern home, while the charcoal-colored window frames provide a contrast to the wood and complement the metal roof and garage door.
A deck wraps around this modern home, while the charcoal-colored window frames provide a contrast to the wood and complement the metal roof and garage door.

The Living Room

The open-plan great room includes the living room, kitchen, and dining area, and includes a sweeping sloped wood ceiling, and poured concrete floors with radiant heat.

The living room is furnished with a curved couch that looks towards the fireplace and the floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the view of the marsh outside. The fireplace with its black surround complements the nearby black window frames. Adjacent to the living room is a built-in seating nook and a small wet bar.

The open plan great room includes the living room, kitchen, and dining area, and includes a sweeping sloped wood ceiling, poured concrete floors with radiant heat, a wall of windows, and a black fireplace surround.
A modern fireplace with a charcoal surround and black fireplace.
A modern home interior with a built-in bench and small wet bar.

The Dining Area

The dining area, as well as the other areas of the great room, are flooded by natural light from the wall of windows along one side of the room.

This mdoern dining area, as well as the other areas of the great room, are flooded by natural light from the wall of windows along one side of the room.
Floor to ceiling windows provide views of the marshland.

The Kitchen

The kitchen has a large island with an undermount stainless steel sink, while windows look out to a courtyard and the workshop.

The kitchen has a large island with an undermount stainless steel sink, while windows look out to a courtyard and the workshop.

The Home Office

A home office with room for multiple people to work includes a long desk by the window, a couch, and storage cabinets.

A home office with room for multiple people to work includes a long desk by the window, a couch, and storage cabinets.

The Stairs

White stairs with wood treads lead to a lofted area in the home, where red oak flooring was locally milled from the trees felled during construction.

White stairs with wood treads lead to a lofted area in this modern home.

The Bedrooms

The bedrooms in the home are minimalist in their design, with white walls and a single art piece. The large windows and glass doors provide outdoor views.

A minimalist bedroom with white walls, modern furniture, and a large window that looks out onto the marshland.
A simple bedroom with white walls, minimal furniture, and a large window that looks out onto the marshland.

The Bathrooms

In the bathrooms, tiles in both green and blue create a colorful accent in the showers. Both bathrooms are also designed to be wheelchair accessible, which including creating zero-threshold showers.

A modern bathroom with green accent tiles that covered the shower walls.
A modern bathroom with square blue accent tiles that covered the shower walls.

Garden + Carpentry Workshop

Located on the other side of an outdoor courtyard is a large garden and carpentry workshop, with room for a workbench, furniture, and tool storage, and an indoor potting area with a large sink.

A large garden and carpentry workshop has room for a workbench, furniture and tool storage, and an indoor potting area with a large sink.
A potting shed with tool storage, work bench and a sink.
Photography by Michael Vahrenwald/ESTO