“Our front porch is steel framed and the deck is cantilevered over concrete, so those subtle details make it fun but overall make it fit in,” Adams says.
Entertaining and efficiency were two goals that were top of mind when designing the house.
“It’s just Nick and I, so we wanted something small enough for the two of us but where we could still entertain our families and friends and have the space to do so,” says Young.
“We didn’t want any unused space. We didn’t want that one room no one ever goes into.”
The first floor is dedicated to more public areas including the kitchen, living room and dining room, which spill onto the covered porch and patio through large glass French doors that extend the living and entertaining space.
The steel staircase designed by Adams, whose firm specializes in steel fabrication, creates a center that helps denote individual spaces.
“We put the stair right in the middle with a bathroom block behind it, so that makes you pinwheel around it,” he says. “Though it feels open, there are four quadrants, and you recognize when you’re in one or the other.”
One of Young’s favorite features is the huge kitchen island, wrapped in high-performance engineered stone, which is a popular gathering space. It is complemented by custom walnut cabinetry designed and built by Adams, and a marble backsplash. To keep the countertops free of clutter, Adams incorporated a space for everything, including designing an “appliance garage” complete with outlets that hides often-used small appliances such as the toaster and air fryer.