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A Modern Lakefront Home with Separation for Adults & Kids

09.30.14 | By
A Modern Lakefront Home with Separation for Adults & Kids
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Alfonso Architects were hired to design a home in Tampa, Florida that would answer the needs of a typical family (two adults, two kids), giving them all separate spaces for their individual needs and activities. The lakefront home overlooks White Trout Lake to the west with a string of mature oak trees on the other edges of the site.

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With the canopy of trees surrounding it on three sides, the home was fit into a pocket of space. On those three sides, they used a low line of windows that wrap the house maximizing the amount of light that enters the interior.

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The minimalist pool even has its own stunning pool house that mimics the lines of the main house.

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The entry sits on the east side of the house with a wooden door mixed amongst the stone, glass, and metal on the facade.

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The kitchen takes a daring approach by going almost black with all of the cabinets and countertops. The lighter wooden floors ground the darker elements.

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The double-height living room has floor-to-ceiling glass windows on opposites sides making the space feel enormous and like you’re sitting outside with the trees.

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Photos by Albert Hurley.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.