Reinventing the Prairie Style: A Video SeriesMay 6, 2022
When we began working on this project in 2020, we knew from the outset that it was going to be extraordinary, both in terms of the home’s unique design and the open collaboration between the homeowners, the designers and the construction team. Working closely from the very start of concept development meant that, inside and out, the homeowners’ vision for a modern Prairie Style home would be executed seamlessly.
We are thrilled to share the completed 5 part video series, in association with Boston Design Guide.
Episode 1: Modern Trailblazers
The Prairie Style, most commonly associated with Frank Lloyd-Wright, is rooted in nature, carefully sitting the home within its native terrain so that a harmonious balance between land and structure is created. Strong horizontal lines, low pitched roofs and tall windows are typical, as is an open floor plan that incorporates plenty of natural light, elements and materials. The focus of the design is to bring the outdoors in.
To reinvent the Prairie Style, our objective was to use these features, but update them with modern elements, like the sculptural entry module and the large volumes of sunlit space – not typically seen in Prairie Style design. Look for future episodes to see how our vision unfolds.
Episode 2: From The Ground Up
As the framing of the house goes up, we can see the project start to come together. During framing, the team assesses the layout of the home to decide if any changes are necessary. An opportunity to move the theater underneath the garage presented itself, which, as a result, caused us to have to re-work the basement floor plan. Finding creative solutions to last-minute changes is what makes this Modern Prairie project an exciting challenge.
Episode 3: Following the Build
Progress has been tremendous on this incredible Modern Prairie project. Framing is complete, and the plumbing, HVAC and electrical is in full swing. In this video, we get a sneak peek at the indoor spa room, along with the final interior design selections, including new white oak finishes, furniture selection and color palettes.
In this episode, the team talks through the beautiful finishes and how they came to be. When working on this project, the team had the opportunity to explore different materials that create an overall seamless intentional design that fits the client’s lifestyle and needs.
The final installment of this video series highlights the finished product of this beautiful Modern Prairie home. The team discusses their favorite spaces in the home and admires the final touches. From start to finish this project has been a seamless collaboration of the designers, contractors, and homeowners. The results are stunning.