Voting deadline is April 17, 2022
As part of the annual Detroit Design Awards competition, we invite you to vote for your favorite entry in our Readers' Choice Overall Home poll! The winner will be revealed at the 18th annual Detroit Design Awards on June 2 and will be featured in the summer issue of Detroit Design magazine.
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The homeowners requested lots of natural light. The home's strategic H-shaped design accomplishes that and creates courtyards in the front yard, while floor-to-ceiling windows let light flow throughout the home. Indoors, directional views showcase the front courtyards and the backyard pool/loggia. The exterior is a modern take on traditional French-style architecture.
Bold shapes, simple materials, and vast views were top of the list for this dream home. Situated on a rolling 5 acres, the 3,950-square-foot, three-bedroom, one-story home takes advantage of the panoramic views while respecting the site's existing trees. The exterior is clad with vertical distressed wood siding and clean limestone.
A mahogany-veneered great room captures panoramic views through expansive butt-glass, bronze-tinted windows. Her study was built into the roof over the master bathroom, his study is near the great room, and both have mountain vistas. This retreat offers all the amenities of a ski lodge, welcoming after a day on the slopes!
The lakeside view of this home presents a dramatic impression as a vertical composition perched on the rim of the hill. A curved dining terrace projects forward with living space below, and steps cascade down to the lake. The elegant, timeless home provides a welcoming environment for entertaining family and friends.
This renovated home spans times and genres. Refined whites are paired with natural linens and accented with soft blacks. Large artwork and wallpaper grace the walls throughout. Organic elements are found in the upholstery, accessories, and hard surfaces. An open kitchen connects the heart of the home with all the interior spaces.
Lighthearted, upbeat traditional interior design was the foundation for this home. An elevated level of whimsy makes the space feel livable and inviting. The foyer's organic wallcovering is welcoming and visually connects the center of the home, while rays of pattern and color project into each room through textiles and art.
An expansive front porch provides charm and depth while welcoming guests. An intimate octagonal sitting room just off the kitchen creates an informal lounge area. The bedrooms were placed in the home's west wing for privacy, and the lower level is perfect for entertaining. A one-of-a-kind beauty in every way!
Thoughtful attention to authentic Old-World European detailing is interwoven throughout spacious and intimate spaces that beckon exploration, arousing awareness of and appreciation for the beauty and agelessness of this home. It inspires an artful and joyful approach to life that echoes the personality of the family it was designed for.
The horizontal and vertical lines of the Prairie-style architecture, delineated in natural materials of stone, brick, wood, metal, and glass, root the home to the land and are repeated throughout the interior. A palette of gray, white, and sand, with a whisper of blue, creates serenity, while warm wood elements are welcoming.
Hand-applied finishes, beautiful textures, and an eclectic mix of antique and custom lighting bring intimacy to every room in this Shingle-style home. Custom-designed-and-scaled furniture balances the home's proportions. A floor-to-ceiling fireplace warms the dreamy master suite, while the lower-level boasts striking stonework, a bar, fireplace, exercise room, and wine room.
Lovingly designed, this home honors comfort and style in equal measure. From the moldings and coffered ceilings to the furniture and lighting, every detail was thoughtfully considered. Light walls and classic furniture combine with beautiful art to create a warm, inviting, and unfussy environment.
This home evolved as an example of a private vs. public arrangement. Support areas — the laundry, pantry, and powder room — are located near the garage, while family gathering spaces are very open. The ground-floor master suite has its own wing. Ribbon windows with a high sill height reinforce privacy facing the street.
This luxury residence features bold, modern lines, and the exterior is sculpted from stone, stucco, and steel. Other features include an open floor plan, two bars, radiant heated floors, and a four-season room. To add to its appeal, it rests on a beautiful lot. Welcome home!
The contemporary glass-and-cedar structure is a marriage of geography and architecture. Inside, spacious rooms with tall ceilings and full-length windows seamlessly coexist with the natural surroundings. Wide-plank oak floors in a sandy finish and cedar-clad walls and ceilings offer refined yet natural backgrounds for clean-lined furnishings and modern, abstract artwork.
Briarcliff Residence balances an elegant form and façade with a dramatic, playful interior. The home's design was inspired by classic rural Michigan farmsteads — collections of gabled-roof structures built over generations. These familiar forms connect the home to its historical context but are articulated with modern building techniques and materials and innovative detailing.
Outstanding attention to detail, meticulous space planning, extensive use of stone, and magnificent lake views are just a few of the focal points that characterize this Contemporary new home. Minimal interior wall divisions, coupled with large picture windows, ensure unencumbered light and airflow.
An L-shaped kitchen features dark, rustic wood-toned cabinetry, a decorative copper apron-front sink, and a tumbled limestone subway backsplash. The master bathroom is like a spa retreat, with a beautiful claw-foot tub, a custom double vanity, and a grand walk-in shower. Tile that resembles marble contributes to the space's traditional feel.
This four-story home sits on a long, narrow lot, and every square foot was utilized to include a detached garage, hardscaped patio, and front porch. A decorative steel staircase runs from the lower level up to the third floor, which has a full bedroom, bathroom, and sitting room. The home is sophisticated and inviting.
Unfortunately, this condominium didn't offer the features the homeowners wanted. It was transformed by opening the kitchen to the main living area, creating the entertaining space they desired, and flooding the space with light. The fireplace was updated with stacked stone, creating a beautiful focal point. It's now a light-filled, welcoming space.
This Prairie-style home was conceived and developed as an integral whole; the architecture, interior design, hardscape, landscape, and site are intrinsically interlinked. Each element and component is thoughtfully interconnected for a unified composition and an uplifting, livable home. An Asian-inspired aesthetic and Mid-century Modern design create a balanced and vibrant environment.
A young couple wanted to blend his Modern style with her Bohemian style. The first floor was updated with a cool living room, funky wallpaper in the kitchen eating area, and a sitting/Zen room for entertaining. Modern art, and pops of color and texture in furniture pieces and accessories, complete the look.
A quiet palette of muted gray hues, beautifully counterbalanced with shimmering silver-and-gold metallic elements and warm wood tones, flows throughout the interior spaces to create an ambiance that is at once glamorous, elegant, warm and inviting. Silk-and-wool rugs, silk-and-linen draperies, and furniture upholstered in raw linens, velvets, and leathers adds luxury.
The homeowner asked for a cozy, masculine feel. He didn't want a white kitchen, so the island and the ceilings used a light maple wood tone with dark accent finishes. The whole house features texture in paneling, stone, and brick details. In the master bath, the tall backsplashes command attention.
While expressing ideas of modern architecture, this house mimics the volume, rhythm, and massing of neighboring houses but does so with clean, minimal lines. An infill house within an existing neighborhood creates the critical mass necessary for walkability, increased local amenities, safety, and a sense of community.
This luxurious home is reminiscent of a ski lodge. Textured limestone covers the exterior, and cedar trim accents marry the house to the landscape. Views of the mountain range beyond were realized with expansive, butted glass windows in the great room. The supremely cozy and comfortable house is an après-ski destination.
This contemporary home has just under 3,300 square feet finished on two levels. The suburban home has a rural feel within a neighborhood of gravel streets and lot sizes of more than one acre. The custom home’s design goal was to capture a mountain-style feel within a contemporary architectural expression to evoke the owner’s love of ski vacations. A large central living area, a natural stone fireplace with a floating stone hearth, a private outdoor covered terrace, open views, and natural cedar all create a sleek and modern look with a warm palette.
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