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Our winner for best in mid-century modern design, this Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home has punchy pops of color, intriguing patterns, and funky features throughout. Plus, it’s a refreshing departure from more traditional facades along Selwyn Avenue.
Homeowners: Wade Miller and Ann Hodges Miller
The home: 3,871 square feet, 4 beds, 4.5 baths
Biggest splurge: “The biggest splurge, and the most used, is the Australian Sparkling water tap by Zip Hydrotap in the scullery.”
From the designer: “Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin house, the ‘Selwyn Residence’ is a modern take on the classic prairie home. Three concepts are key to this design: create meditative pauses in everyday life, connection to nature, and playful expression of art. The result of careful planning and detailed execution is a home that encourages you to explore nature, learn about yourself, and feel provocative doing so.” — Nick Navarro of Elite Design Group
Named “the conversation pit,” the living area is sunken in with a warm-toned custom wood surround, giant couches, and slouchy side chairs.
The kitchen’s orange range and bar stools pop against the sneaky, sleek cabinets and gray and white accent wall above the stove.
Floating stairs, funky light fixtures, and pops of color work together to bring out more modern elements of the home.
Yes, the blue walls here match the blue car in the next room. Everything from the stylized bookshelves to the masculine furnishings give this room a mid-century modern and effortless vibe.
Color is layered in through artwork, bedding, pillows, and other home accessories — following the same punchy orange, pink, blue, and chartreuse theme throughout the home.
Plants surround the soaking tub in the serene owner’s bathroom.
Both appropriately playful and chic, the nursery is packed with color and pattern.
Every inch of this home feels inspired, including these geometric tricolored floor tiles in the bathroom.
The outdoor area features a kitchen, TV, living and dining space, and a sleek pool — perfect for a summer of sheltering in place.