Let's talk about our Slate House project! This home has been one of our favorites because it's the very first house where we used natural slate on the exterior. There are so many awesome things to say about slate but here are just a few:
For the inside we kept it very monochromatic with a neutral color palette and then added some texture with tile and natural stone countertops. The main level of the home is anchored by a white oak cube that houses a hidden modern day scullery with a prep sink and plenty of storage. We used the Marvin Windows Essential line throughout the home which really helped us to take in as much of the natural light as possible (and the views)! Inside we added some more dimension to the vaulted ceilings by adding a minimalistic beam ceiling detail.
The mudroom flooring choice ended up being natural slate (again playing off of the exterior theme of the home) and was finished off with a dark grout. All of the cabinetry was custom and we used a combo of white oak and paint grade doors/drawers. In order to bring in more natural elements we chose a brick for the primary bathroom shower and backsplash area.
The overall floor plan was geared towards main floor living with a generous primary bedroom/bath ensuite on the south side of the home. The lower level was designed for the kiddos-3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a mini-fridge. In order to bring some warmth to the lower level space we installed a plaid wool carpet.
All in all we really enjoyed working on this home...and as an added bonus the Slate House will be featured by Dwell Magazine as a video home tour starting in mid-September!