Asian Influences in Modern Design

chaise modern space

Marrying their love for modern architecture with a desire to showcase eclectic Asian influences, John and Chris Davison’s home in a rural Owings Mills development brings to life tangible fluidity. This is just the brand of cohesive design that architect-designer Patrick Sutton is famous for. With glass walls and an abundance of big, bright windows, this home doesn’t fall victim to the cookie-cutter style of the surrounding development.

modern living room

For this couple, privacy isn’t much of an issue. Forty percent of the home’s exterior is walls of glass. Offering views from the front steps all the way to the massive backyard. There isn’t a neighbor around for quite some distance. The formal living room continues that tradition with windows on two exterior corners.

igmented plaster-and-black granite fireplace separates the living room from the foyer image via Cal Finder/Baltimore Style

Open Space Transitioned Seamlessly with Uncommon Elements

Throughout the home, rooms are seamlessly separated with nontraditional elements. Instead of using a wall, for instance, a pigmented plaster-and-black granite fireplace separates the living room from the foyer. A leather-covered buffet/server in the dining room creates an additional partition.

a touch of mahogany framed maple kitchen image via Cal Finder/Baltimore Style

Opting for an open floor plan, there are a few different places for family and guests to interact. The kitchen has a light and welcoming feel. The material choices in this space include white maple cabinets, black granite and a touch of mahogany to frame the view into the family room.

While the style may seem very adult, the Davison’s now have a space to serve overtime as stomping grounds for their three young children. Even better, they’ve got the modern architecture masterpiece they had been hoping for all along.


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