Cantilevered Modern Home

This modern home from Zach Hill and Sarah Boardman includes both prairie-style cantilevered elements as well as stacked stone commonly seen in midcentury designs.

Photo By: Galina Photography

Photo By: Galina Photography

Photo By: Heidi Geldhauser

Photo By: Heidi Geldhauser

Photo By: Heidi Geldhauser

Photo By: Heidi Geldhauser

Photo By: Heidi Geldhauser

Photo By: Heidi Geldhauser

Photo By: Heidi Geldhauser

Photo By: Heidi Geldhauser

Photo By: Heidi Geldhauser

Photo By: Heidi Geldhauser

Photo By: Heidi Geldhauser

Modern Home Boasts Cantilevered Roof

This timelessly modern home features a cantilevered roof and a cantilevered wooden box off the front facade, which is actually the master bathroom.

Modern Home Exterior With Midcentury Flair

Early in the process, the homeowners were undecided as to whether they wanted a modern or midcentury-style house. This design borrows elements from both schools. Stacked stone, wood and stucco were combined to create a feeling of timelessness in what would otherwise be a very modern form.

Galley Kitchen Features Large Sliding Glass Door

An accordion-style sliding door makes this galley kitchen — what would normally be a narrow kitchen — seem spacious. The walnut used in the cabinets, floors and island is "forest free" and harvested mostly from fallen trees.

Natural Materials Abound in Sleek Galley Kitchen

This long, galley-style kitchen is given extra space with an 18-foot-long accordion-style folding glass door. This photo was actually taken outside in the side yard thanks to the open door. The vent hood could not be accommodated in the stone wall, so an island vent hood was used despite the range being on the wall.

Walnut Table Continues Natural Theme in Dining Room

The gorgeous dining table was made by butterflying one slab of walnut into three pieces and joining them together. All the surfaces throughout the house are as matte as possible to give the home a timeless, midcentury aesthetic.

Stacked Stone Dominates Nature-Inspired Dining Room

The stone wrapping these walls is 6 inches deep, which leads to exterior and interior walls 14-18 inches thick in some places. That much stone is cool — but heavy. The stone used on this house weighed approximately 180 tons. Portions of the house are framed with dimensional steel to keep it from collapsing into the basement.

Stacked Stone Walls Create Interest in Modern Living Area

This project sought to blur the lines between indoors and out. All stone exterior walls feature stone on the interior too. A limited color palette keeps the stone-clad home from looking chaotic or busy.

Modern Basement Game Room With Classic Pool Table

During construction, the design team decided to leave a portion of the raw concrete foundation wall exposed in the game room. The homeowner was attached to his pool table, despite it not really going with the modern aesthetic, so it was re-felted in black to blend better.

Modern Stairway Boasts Stacked Stone Wall & Wood Ceiling

Lighting a stairwell is difficult even when your walls aren't covered in stone. Pendants, a uniform height above each step, do just the trick in this this striking stairway, keeping the space from feeling dark or dim.

Stacked Stone Flanks Open Stairs

This is a view from inside the back door of the home. With so much stone, it's important that the house not feel too dark, and you can see here that the open risers allow a clear view all the way from the back door to the front door. The ultra-thick treads enable the staircase to be open without violating American building codes.

Neutral-Hued Bedroom Is Calm, Comfortable

This bedroom is simply designed, making it feel comfortable and intimate. The wood ceiling, wood-framed window and neutral color palette unite the room with the rest of the home's design.

Modern Freestanding Tub With a View

The freestanding bathtub in this luxurious bathroom offers a second-floor view into the trees, and the window treatment closes from the bottom up to create privacy without blocking the view. The warm wood floor has been treated numerous times with penetrating oils and sealers so it will hold its shape and color in wet conditions.

Stacked Stone Creates Striking Stairwell

The view out the windows lining this staircase is actually into another part of the home. The stair railings are fabricated out of steel tubes because this is the most rigid material available and therefore required fewer penetrations in the stone to mount.