Asian-influence Home Office 2018 Awards
Asian-influence Home Office 2018 Awards

Contemporary Master Bedroom remodel in Green Bay, Wisconsin: Philippine Mahogany wall unit turns four plain walls into a personal style statement.

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Philippine Mahogany paneling and cabinetry consistently appear throughout this home and the beautiful live-edge Walnut desk brings a unique natural accent.

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The handcrafted shelving is a piece of architectural art work in its own right, beautiful and functional with hidden storage beneath.

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The Philippine Mahogany shelving unit, which showcases the homeowner's cherished art collection, is topped with a live-edge Walnut slab, similar to the stately office desk.

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A storage cabinet mirroring the credenza supports the left side of the one-of-a-kind raised, live-edge desktop. Three lift-up, slide-back doors hide office supplies.

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Economical use of space: Custom-made Murphy beds fold down to efficiently convert the office space into an elegant guest room.

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The vanity top creates the same effect as the shower giving the feeling of water flowing over a wall. The vanity base, with back-lit Japanese rice paper (also used in the pocket door panels), allows for more featured artwork.

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Spa-quality guest bathroom: Two frameless glass panels set in concrete keep the small space open, while tiered stone seamlessly cascades down through the shower.

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Now you see them, now you don't. Murphy beds disappear, turning this guest room back into a sophisticated home office.

Asian-influence Home Office 2018 Awards
Asian-influence Home Office 2018 Awards

Contemporary style home office remodel in Sheboygan, WI: By day, a sophisticated home office space with handcrafted cabinetry, desk and shelving. By night, a guest room with sleeping quarters hidden in plain sight.

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Multi-award winning bedroom remodel; Sheboygan, Wisconsin: This bedroom with en suite bathroom was repurposed into a new office/guest bedroom and bathroom. The original room was paneled and the furniture was dark and visually heavy. The old built-in bed with storage jutted into the room, overpowering the space, creating awkward angles. The desk faced the wall to the right, rather than taking advantage of the incredible lake view from the window.

Timber Innovations used creative solutions to make these two incongruous room purposes work together.

  • An old clothes closet was gutted to house the new Lutron controls and the Murphy bunk beds. With the beds closed, the wall panels replicate a wall detail seen through many areas of the home and added a stylish camouflage for the beds. With the beds open, each bed has its own storage niche with a light, charging receptacle.

  • Where the bed once stood is a live-edge walnut slab desk that waterfalls to the floor, accented with wenge bowtie dovetails. The asymmetric orientation of the desk provides the homeowner an unobstructed eastern view of Lake Michigan.

  • An infrared camera was used to map out the copper hydronic heat pipes embedded in the plastered ceiling, allowing to carefully retro-fit recessed lighting in the ceiling without damage to the system.

  • A custom-made, mahogany pocket door with Japanese rice paper panels provides privacy for the small bathroom while letting light filter through. It’s also an efficient use of space, since a conventional door would need room to open and close.

  • A concrete vanity top creates the effect of water flowing over a wall. The shower floor has the same effect, with an angled floor hiding a slotted drain, allowing water to flow over the edge.

  • The spa-quality shower uses two frameless glass panels set in concrete to keep the small space open. The tiered stone seamlessly cascades down through the shower with thin pieces jutting out for shelves. A lit niche features a sculpted art piece.

  • Large pieces of limestone, taken from the clients landscaping, were embedded in the floor, along with river rock pebbles. A special concrete curb outlines the perimeter of the shower eliminating a step down. 

This dual purpose home office/guest room with en suite bathroom is modern, stylish and compliments the other rooms in this Russell Barr Williamson designed home. The live-edged Walnut desk looks out over Lake Michigan for those moments of thoughtful pondering or searching for the correct answer to the New York Times Crossword Puzzle.

This project received the following awards and recognitions:

2018 NARI National CotY Award for Residential Interior $75,000 to $150,000

2018 Qualified Remodeler Master Design Silver Award for Residential Specialty; featured in the February 2019 issue of Qualified Remodeler Magazine, “Designer's Notebook” 

2018 Chrysalis Regional Award for Residential Interior Under $150,000

2018 NARI Regional CotY Award for Residential Interior $75,000 to $150,000

2017 NARI Fox Valley Chapter CotY Award for Residential Interior $75,000 to $150,000

Asian-influence Home Office: 2018 NARI National CotY™ Winner!

"I rely heavily on Paul and his attention to detail and innovative ideas on how best to execute the design. It's mutual trust and respect for what we bring to the process. The approach is more organic in nature and unfolds throughout the process."

 

Brian William Nelson, Designer