What do you get when you combine a photographer’s eye with a general contractor’s ability? One amazing, modern house! Jamie Sangar and her husband took on the task of building a modern, energy-efficient home in Indianapolis atop a hill. With the help of Demerly Architects and taking on the role of general manager, their dream house was built. Let’s explore!
Jamie’s goal was minimal but warm and inviting, sleek yet textured, and to add pops of color through furnishings rather than with wall or tile colors. As a fan of hosting and cooking, Jamie splurged on the appliances—just take a look at the double ovens and huge fridge! She opted for a simple palette- white walls, polished chrome finishes, black windows and maple hardwoods. Consistent with the muted tones, both the perimeter and waterfall-edge island are topped with Pure White counters.
The space was designed to make efficient use of space and natural light. Large windows span much of the home- the kitchen has a 180-degree view of the outdoors!
And if the weather permits- venture into the great outdoors!
Can you guess the inspiration? Mid-century modern of course! The house boasts expanses of glass to bring the outdoors in, coupled with an open floor plan concept and midcentury modern furniture and décor.
A creative space for a creative family. Staying true to her minimalist approach, color comes in the form of yellow furniture. We can definitely see ourselves working here!
Your eyes do not deceive you- there’s an indoor bounce! As a photographer, Jamie needs a multi-functional room that can be used as a studio for any indoor shoots and a playroom for all other days. The sleek, mostly white room offers “clean light” for shoots.
When the kids aren’t playing in the bounce house, they have a cool “hangout room” to watch tv, play games, and just relax. Just image sinking into those seats- we’d never get up!
The fun continues with the boys’ bathroom with a more industrial look. Plus- check out the double faucet farmhouse sink!
Jamie went bold with the master bathroom by picking matte black wall tiles, glossy white floor tiles and Pure White countertops. To add a little warmth, Jamie dropped the shower floor a few inches to use a rich wooden decking. Clever huh?
To bring more color into the home, Jamie is constantly adding new succulents. Whether in a pot or hanging on the walls, you can see the plants throughout. Her latest endeavor: a vertical garden.
And, of course, no home is complete without showing off the furry member of the family!
Whether you’re a fan of minimal designs or mid-century modern- this house is a dream. Maybe we should attempt general contracting?