This house is a split level. It is actually the first split level we have had the opportunity to renovate. The design has been a challenge, but exciting to take on. Split levels often lend themselves well to more modern designs, which is why we named this house “The Modern Split”. Key elements we are inclined to incorporate into the design are a more narrow board and batton siding, horizontal stained wood accents, assymetrical elements, and either clean and white with dark accents, or bold contrast
Crisp white combined with large, dark house numbers and incorporating horizontal wood elements, like the planter box shown above. is one option …
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Bold contrasting colors. The dark grey combined with the light grey in the top right picture, along with the wood elements seen in the bottom right picture adequately give a visual for what the outcome of this exterior elevation may be.
Bringing in some of the antique brass once again to this project. Clean lines, cool greys, mixed with warm woods and classic shapes will be a nice combination.
These are the lights selected for the main living space, which will include two pendants over the island, an entry light (the honeycomb fixture) and a dining light. This dining room light (from West Elm) will help to tie the antique brass and matte black hardware together.
The open layout will lend itself well to entertaining. The kitchen will have white and grey shaker cabinets, a herringbone backsplash as seen below and quartz countertops. Some of the hardware will also be antique brass, bringing together the style of the light fixtures.
Either outside on the porch or inside on the small section of stairs, the plan is to have a more modern railing.
Currently, we are in the planning process of built-ins for the front entry. A drop zone, such as seen above will be instrumental to the functionality of this house.
On another note … we have great news!!
We have passed all rough-in inspections for the city of Raleigh!!!
This is when the fun part begins! Get ready to see lots of visual changes to the Modern Split in the coming days! Stay tuned and be sure to follow us on instagram @theinspiringinvestment and visit our Facebook page!
Until Next Time…